Thursday, May 28th, 2015

The most recent articles on PolitiFact Florida

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.

Iranian missiles and the eastern U.S.: How big a threat?

Marco Rubio recently said, "Iran is developing long-range rockets that will at some point in less than a decade be capable of reaching the east coast of the United States." We asked experts what they thought.

Marco Rubio and a gay marriage constitutional amendment: what we know

MSNBC points to a Christian Coalition survey as evidence the senator supports a federal law, but there's no other mention of that position, which his campaign denies.

Fact-checking Sen. Marco Rubio

Rubio announced that he will run for president in 2016. We look back at his statements about immigration, climate change, Obamacare and other topics.

PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 for March

Claims from Jeb Bush, SeaWorld and a gun rights advocacy group topped were among our most popular last month.

Mailbag: 'How can this FALSE claim be Mostly True?'

Readers talk back about our fact-checks of claims about gators vs. guns, school tests and prayer rugs.

Fact-checking Florida’s Legislature at the halfway point

We have fact-checked claims about school tests, Medicaid expansion, online voter registration and a statistical claim about attacks by alligators vs. gun permit holders.