Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Gov. Rick Scott discusses his plan to cut the state's communications services tax during a news conference in Lake Mary on Jan. 20, 2015. (AP photo)

Rick Scott challenges Legislature to help him keep his promises

The governor has asked lawmakers to enact several of his second-term campaign promises on taxes, education and the environment.

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Phase out the state sales tax on commercial leases

Eliminate the state's manufacturing tax

Create a program for $10,000 STEM degrees

Double investment in digital learning initiatives

Mostly False

Some anti-pot votes but not to jail the dying

Raise per-pupil education spending to an all-time high

Mostly False

A rug art project, yes, but no proof of praying

Increase school security spending


Figure is credible but not unassailable

Mostly False

Islamic State doesn't control Libya's second-largest city


No evidence that students shoulder that much of a burden

Investigate every standardized test

More funding for springs restoration and alternative water supply programs

Mostly True

Data is a bit fuzzy, but a safe estimate

Reduce the state's communications services sales tax