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Says Rick Scott cut "Bright Futures scholarships in half."

"With Rick Scott, there are more funds for preschool education."

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit compared the health care law to buying a pepperoni and ham pizza from Domino's or Pizza Hut.

"There were 36 states where Republicans who were in charge refused to implement a state (health insurance) exchange."

"Tourism and retirees are the dominant economic engines in our state."

Florida has the "third most-regressive tax" structure.

Promise: Reduce property tax by another 1 mill over next 7 years

Update: Required local effort's rate barely budges in four years

Says Rick Scott’s per-pupil education spending is "about $200 less" than what it was under Charlie Crist during the recession.

Says Charlie Crist "voted against raising the minimum wage."

Promise: Eliminate Florida's corporate income tax over 7 years

Update: Legislature balks at exemption increase for second straight year

"Radio Marti and TV Marti have spent more than $500 million to reach less than 1 percent of the Cuban population."  

Promise: No layoffs for police; no closed fire stations

Update: Gimenez's budget could lead to police officer layoffs

Says Charlie Crist "raised taxes on the middle class" by $2.2 billion.

"We cut property taxes for seniors and our middle class."

"Expanding Medicaid would create 63k jobs."

Says Rick Scott "cut education to pay for even more tax breaks for big, powerful, well-connected corporations."

"Light rail does not reduce congestion."

Promise: Will fight immigration amnesty

Update: Scott opposed amnesty but supported in-state tuition

Promise: Reduce prisoner costs by $1 billion

Update: Nowhere near $1 billion cut from prison budget

"Nearly 60 percent of women who use birth control do so for more than just family planning."

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