Monday, July 6th, 2015

The most recent articles on PolitiFact Florida

Political group makes five points about Jeb Bush's record

Women's rights advocates Ultraviolet dig up dirt on the presidential candidate, but some of them don't pass PolitiFact's muster.

IMG Academy projects big economic numbers from expansion, but doesn’t say how

The Legislature put $2 million into the budget at the last minute for the Bradenton-area sports school, which promises thousands of jobs and millions for the state and local economy. But experts say those numbers may be too high.

Fact-checking Jeb Bush who will announce for president June 15

PolitiFact has fact-checked former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s claims about Iraq, immigration and education.

Are red light cameras a ‘scam,’ as Marco Rubio says?

As Marco Rubio’s supporters poked fun at a news article about his four traffic tickets, the GOP presidential contender fired back with his own claim about red light cameras. We look at the debate about the cameras.

PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 in May

Fact-checks of claims from Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott topped our fact-checks and reports in May.

Fact-checking GOP presidential contenders on the economy

Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rick Perry are among the speakers at Gov. Rick Scott’s economic summit in Orlando.    • Revisiting the Legislature’s budget showdown

Revisiting the Legislature’s budget showdown

The Senate and House disagree over what to do about hospital funding and Medicaid expansion, two subjects that are linked no matter how lawmakers or Gov. Rick Scott try to separate them.

Mailbag: 'Jebio' edition

We take a look at recent reader comments and complaints about our coverage of the two leading presidential candidates from Florida, Republicans Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush.  

An updated look at statistics on black-on-black murders

The majority of murders are intraracial -- and that has been the trend for many years.  

Annotating Rick Scott on Medicaid expansion

Florida Gov. Rick Scott made some of his most extended comments about Medicaid expansion to reporters in Washington on May 6, 2015. PolitiFact Florida has annotated a transcript of the press conference. 

State money and Florida hospitals: Counting LIP dollars

Gov. Rick Scott told legislators that hospitals that get tax money are still in the black. We take a look at some of the numbers.

PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 for April 2015

Claims by Jeb Bush topped the Truth-O-Meter in the past month.

As the House adjourns early over Medicaid battle, we look at claims on the Truth-O-Meter

We fact-checked claims about the budget, polls, health outcomes and jobs related to Medicaid expansion

Fact-checking claims about same-sex marriage

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments about same-sex marriage bans. PolitiFact has fact-checked multiple claims related to the topic.

Fact-checking claims about Medicaid in Florida

As the Legislature has stalled amid an impasse over Medicaid expansion, we look back at our fact-checks about the health care program for the poor.