Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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PolitiFact Florida: More felons regained right to vote in Florida than population of many states

PolitiFact Florida: More felons regained right to vote in Florida than population of many states

Florida has had one of the toughest processes in the nation for felons to regain their voting rights, but that changed on election night when voters approved amending the state Constitution to restore the right to vote to many felons.How many?News ar...
Published: 11/12/18
PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking Gillumís claim about DeSantisí $145,000 travel receipts

PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking Gillumís claim about DeSantisí $145,000 travel receipts

Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and former Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis asked each other for receipts during a Florida gubernatorial debate: DeSantis asked who paid for Gillumís ticket to a Hamilton show, and Gillum called out DeSanti...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: Andrew Gillumís Pants on Fire claim on Floridaís low unemployment rate

PolitiFact Florida: Andrew Gillumís Pants on Fire claim on Floridaís low unemployment rate

Gov. Rick Scott has touted a strong Florida economy built up over his two terms in office. But Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate seeking to replace him, says the economy is "propped up" by low wages and people working multiple jobs just to make...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: No evidence that Andrew Gillum is running from FBI

PolitiFact Florida: No evidence that Andrew Gillum is running from FBI

A Republican ad portrays Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum as a man on the run from law enforcement amid an FBI corruption investigation in his city."Andrew Gillum is running for governor and also from the FBI," the Republican Party of Florida ad says....
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scottís attack on Sen. Bill Nelson for skipping security hearings

PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scottís attack on Sen. Bill Nelson for skipping security hearings

Gov. Rick Scott portrays U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson as an "empty chair" who often skips meetings on the important topic of security."Nelson skipped 45 percent of the hearings on national security," said a TV ad from Scottís campaign. "National security! B...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: Bill Nelson cherry-picks Rick Scottís education funding record

PolitiFact Florida: Bill Nelson cherry-picks Rick Scottís education funding record

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson says that under Gov. Rick Scottís leadership, Florida has fallen short on education funding."Rick Scott subtracted $1.3 billion from public schools," Nelsonís campaign said in a September Facebook post on the page Not for Florid...
Updated: 2 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: The facts about Rick Scottís education ad

PolitiFact Florida: The facts about Rick Scottís education ad

Gov. Rick Scott says in a new ad for his Senate campaign that he likes it when "Florida is first.""Fourth-grade reading and math scores, first in the nation," Scott says in the ad. "Eighth-grade reading, first. High school AP classes and college educ...
Updated: 2 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: $1 billion Florida tax hike? Andrew Gillum proposes increasing state corporate tax

PolitiFact Florida: $1 billion Florida tax hike? Andrew Gillum proposes increasing state corporate tax

A TV attack ad portrays Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum as so "far out" that he is on another planet."Gillum wants to increase Florida taxes by a billion dollars. Disaster for the economy," says an ad by the Republican Governors Association showing Gi...
Updated: 2 months ago
Anita Hill explains how to get the Kavanaugh hearings right

Anita Hill explains how to get the Kavanaugh hearings right

There is no way to redo 1991, but there are ways to do better.The facts underlying Christine Blasey Ford’s claim of being sexually assaulted by a young Brett Kavanaugh will continue to be revealed as confirmation proceedings unfold. Yet it...
Updated: 2 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: Puerto Ricoís power grid was weak, not dead, before hurricanes

PolitiFact Florida: Puerto Ricoís power grid was weak, not dead, before hurricanes

As Hurricane Florence approached, President Donald Trump relied on his track record to assure the public his administration is ready."I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success," Trump told reporters Sept. 11.Puerto Rico recovered ful...
Updated: 2 months ago