Saturday, July 14, 2018

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Pam Bondiís career path could lead to post in Trumpís White House

Pam Bondiís career path could lead to post in Trumpís White House

TALLAHASSEE ó Pam Bondi would bring personal loyalty to Donald Trumpís future administration ó and political baggage, too.Her meeting today with the president-elect at Trump Tower, ostensibly to discuss a high-level federal post, is the latest milepo...
Updated: 3 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: Did Gov. Rick Scott sign a bill that could make most beaches private?

PolitiFact Florida: Did Gov. Rick Scott sign a bill that could make most beaches private?

Confusion about what a new law means for Florida beaches is prompting fears and political attacks.Advocacy group For Our Future Florida used HB 631 as a wedge in the U.S. Senate race, where Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson is facing a challenge from ...
Updated: 3 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: Does Gov. Rick Scott want to privatize Social Security?

PolitiFact Florida: Does Gov. Rick Scott want to privatize Social Security?

The president of a PAC that works to protect Social Security says Florida Gov. Rick Scott doesnít have the backs of senior citizens.Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, the president of the Social Security Works PAC (and a former member of the band Sha Na Na), blast...
Updated: 3 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Rick Scott mostly fulfills promise to create 700,000 jobs in 7 years

PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Rick Scott mostly fulfills promise to create 700,000 jobs in 7 years

Floridians following Rick Scott since his first campaign probably werenít surprised when the two-term Republican governor talked about jobs during his announcement to run for the U.S. Senate.He described the years before his election in 2010, claimi...
Updated: 3 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: Did Florida police seize a manís gun with out due process? No

PolitiFact Florida: Did Florida police seize a manís gun with out due process? No

After the Parkland school shooting, Florida lawmakers passed a so-called "red flag" law that aims to keep guns out of the hands of people deemed to be a threat to others or themselves.The law went into effect March 9, quickly stoking concern among pe...
Updated: 3 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: A ridiculous attack on Ron DeSantis about food stamps and immigrants

PolitiFact Florida: A ridiculous attack on Ron DeSantis about food stamps and immigrants

Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who has received support from President Donald Trump in his bid for Florida governor, favors giving a benefit to immigrants in the country illegally, says an article on Facebook."DeSantis voted in favor of food stam...
Updated: 3 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: Rick Scott says K-12, state university funding is highest in last six years

PolitiFact Florida: Rick Scott says K-12, state university funding is highest in last six years

Gov. Rick Scott bragged that his final state budget continues a trend of record funding for education."For the sixth straight year, we have secured record funding for K-12 and state universities to ensure every student has the opportunity to receive ...
Updated: 4 months ago
Florida suspends $5.5 million in federal funds for FIU bridge after collapse

Florida suspends $5.5 million in federal funds for FIU bridge after collapse

TALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott said Monday the Florida Department of Transportation will suspend all remaining federal payments ó about $5.5 million ó for work on the collapsed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University.The collapse, which ki...
Updated: 4 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: Do 1 percent of gun sellers supply more than half of all the guns used in crimes?

PolitiFact Florida: Do 1 percent of gun sellers supply more than half of all the guns used in crimes?

As tens of thousands of students across the country walked out of their schools to protest gun violence, members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee examined school safety procedures and gun policies ahead of the Parkland school shooting. During ...
Updated: 4 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: Lawmaker mangles Nazi gun control history

PolitiFact Florida: Lawmaker mangles Nazi gun control history

During a key vote in the Florida Senate to reject an assault weapons ban, state Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, argued that the original reason for the Second Amendment was so people could protect themselves from a tyrannical government. He ...
Updated: 4 months ago