Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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PolitiFact Florida: House says per-student bump of 47 cents is a myth. Hereís why thatís overstated

PolitiFact Florida: House says per-student bump of 47 cents is a myth. Hereís why thatís overstated

Florida House Republicans are playing mythbusters on claims of stagnant school spending.The House Majority Office, which is overseen by Speaker Richard Corcoran, released a five-minute video May 17 that takes aim at teachersí unions and state educato...
Updated: 2 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: Did Adam Putnam oppose putting troops on the border using the National Guard?

PolitiFact Florida: Did Adam Putnam oppose putting troops on the border using the National Guard?

In Floridaís Republican primary for governor, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis challenged Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnamís credibility on illegal immigration.DeSantis cast Putnam as not being conservative enough on immigration in a chat May 2 with radio ...
Updated: 3 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: Did Gwen Graham vote against President Obama 52 percent of the time?

PolitiFact Florida: Did Gwen Graham vote against President Obama 52 percent of the time?

A progressive super PAC slammed the congressional record of Democrat Gwen Graham as too conservative for Floridaís next governor.The Collective super PAC paid for the 30-second spot. The group supports black, progressive candidates and is backing Tal...
Updated: 3 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: How much money do welders, pipefitters make? Adam Putnam says itís huge

PolitiFact Florida: How much money do welders, pipefitters make? Adam Putnam says itís huge

Itís no secret that Adam Putnam, Republican candidate for governor, is a fan of technical and vocational training. But what is a secret, according to Putnam, is how much money people make after getting the training."Nobody is telling our students tha...
Updated: 3 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Rick Scott attack mischaracterizes vote Sen. Bill Nelson took in 2015

PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Rick Scott attack mischaracterizes vote Sen. Bill Nelson took in 2015

As Floridaís U.S. Senate race heats up, Republican Gov. Rick Scott slammed Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelsonís record on Iran."While Bill Nelson voted against requiring Iran to recognize Israel and release American hostages, the following year, G...
Updated: 3 months ago
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: 4 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: 4 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: 4 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: 4 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: 4 months ago