Sunday, June 24, 2018

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PolitiFact Florida: Have more students been killed in schools than soldiers in combat zones?

PolitiFact Florida: Have more students been killed in schools than soldiers in combat zones?

After a student gunman killed 10 people in Santa Fe, Texas, a claim circulated widely on social media that compared the number of deaths in the military with the number of deaths in school shootings.One of the politicians who shared it on social medi...
Published: 06/18/18
PolitiFact Florida: Ron DeSantis overplays link between the opioid crisis and southern border

PolitiFact Florida: Ron DeSantis overplays link between the opioid crisis and southern border

Republican candidate for Florida governor Ron DeSantis has a plan to solve the opioid epidemic, and it starts with securing the southern border of the United States.Thatís where lethal drugs pour into the country, he said during the Westside Republic...
Published: 06/11/18
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 one month 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 one month 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 one month 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 one month 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 months ago