Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

NextGen Climate attacked Gov. Rick Scott in an ad related to drilling project

A misleading ad by NextGen Climate against Rick Scott

What do Rick Scott’s depositions from more than a decade ago have to do with current environmental controversies? Nothing

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Promise: Reduce the state's workforce by 5 percent

Update: State workforce reduction still meets Scott’s goal

Says Rick Scott has "teamed up with a felon convicted of running a Ponzi scheme to smear Charlie Crist."

After merging with Tim Hortons of Canada, Burger King is "not moving. … Our headquarters will remain in Miami" and "(we) will continue to pay all of our federal, state and local U.S. taxes."

Under a proposed medical marijuana amendment in Florida, "you don't get refills -- you get it forever."

Rick Scott took $200,000 from a family that leased land for drilling "and now he is trying to hide from it."

Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein "gave hundreds of thousands of campaign cash to control Crist’s appointments of key state judges."

Promise: Create over 700,000 jobs

Update: 700,000 jobs promise plods along, despite numbers debate

Obamacare "prevents (Florida) from regulating insurance."

Promise: Bring state employee health insurance costs in line with the U.S. average

Update: Legislature still refuses to raise worker contributions

Says Charlie "Crist made it easier for Duke to take your money."

Says Rick Scott took $200,000 in campaign contributions from a company that "profited off pollution."

Says Charlie Crist rode on a jet that "belongs to a serial polluter with a history of environmental violations fined nearly $2 million for polluting water."

Promise: Use inmate labor to grow prison food

Update: Edible crops program grew under Scott

Says Rick Scott "is letting Duke (Energy) keep collecting billions" despite troubled power plants.

Promise: Include universities in state economic development grants

Update: States getting some money, but not every time

"All Aboard Florida is receiving millions in Florida taxpayer dollars."

"All Aboard Florida is a 100 percent private venture. There is no state money involved."

"25 percent of all drug-related fatal vehicle accidents in the U.S. involve marijuana."

"Attorney General Eric Holder’s own Justice Department precleared the voting changes in the 2011 law" about early voting in Florida.

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