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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 weren’t 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...
Published: 04/16/18
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 one month 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 one month 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 — about $5.5 million — for work on the collapsed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University.The collapse, which ki...
Updated one month 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 th...
Updated one month 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 one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: Rick Scott’s misguided claim that Bill Nelson has done nothing on gun control

PolitiFact Florida: Rick Scott’s misguided claim that Bill Nelson has done nothing on gun control

Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson criticized Gov. Rick Scott for not appearing at the CNN town hall after the Parkland shooting.Days later at a news conference where Scott announced a proposal for $450 million in school security funding, a reporter as...
Updated: 2 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking claims about school shootings, gun laws in Florida

PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking claims about school shootings, gun laws in Florida

Following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, many politicians and advocacy groups have made statements about the root causes of gun violence and how our society should respond. An organization that fights gun viole...
Updated: 2 months ago
Parkland shooting makes Florida the target for gun politics. How far will it go?

Parkland shooting makes Florida the target for gun politics. How far will it go?

TALLAHASSEE A powerful Florida Senate committee is expected to approve a package of bills Monday that are bitterly opposed by the National Rifle Association. That is news. It’s the first time in more than a decade that legislation opposed by the poli...
Updated: 2 months ago
Florida lawmaker’s aide fired after saying outspoken Parkland students are actors

Florida lawmaker’s aide fired after saying outspoken Parkland students are actors

It bubbled up from the darkest online corners then began to take off: conspiracy theories about Parkland students who’ve spent the past week on TV demanding action on the gun violence that killed 17 and reawakened a national debate.By late Tuesday af...
Updated: 2 months ago