Sunday, May 20, 2018

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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...
Published: 05/14/18
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...
Published: 05/07/18
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 one month 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 one month 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 one month 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 one month 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 months ago