Thursday, February 26th, 2015

The most recent articles on PolitiFact Florida

Fact-checks about the Florida Legislature

As the Florida Legislature convenes, PolitiFact Florida has fact-checked claims about bills related to guns, voter registration and school tests

Fact-checking Alcee Hastings who called Texas 'crazy'

PolitiFact Florida has fact-checked several claims from the longtime congressman from Broward County, including provocative comments about Texas. 

Examining Florida's Sunshine Law in wake of Gerald Bailey controversy

Questions and accusations fly after the FDLE commissioner was forced out, so PolitiFact Florida explains the state public records laws that some suggest was violated.

Fact-checking claims about Cuba

New rules about normalizing U.S.-Cuba relations set off political claims from Sen. Marco Rubio, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and others.

Fact-checking U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's new book 'American Dreams'

The Florida senator -- and potential 2016er -- has a new book out. We fact-checked three statements from it about welfare, education and government regulation.

Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott’s 2015 inauguration speech

After being sworn in as governor, Rick Scott made familiar claims about jobs, education spending and tax cuts during his Jan. 6 speech.

PolitiFact Florida's top 10 fact-checks for 2014

You'd think in an election year we'd hear more about the gubernatorial candidates, but the Affordable Care Act, undocumented immigrants and birth control were popular topics, too. With a second term for Rick Scott, we add promises to the Scott-O-Meter Help PolitiFact fund a Kickstarter to live fact-check the 2015 State of the Union and GOP response  

With a second term for Rick Scott, we add promises to the Scott-O-Meter

The governor made 20 pledges on the 2014 campaign trail that we will be tracking the next four years.

Fact-checking South Florida politicians in 2014

PolitiFact Florida fact-checked claims by and about politicians from Miami-Dade and Broward counties on topics including immigration, Obamacare and climate change.   • Tracking St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman's campaign promises on the Krise-O-Meter • â€‹Immigration fact-checking in 2014

Kriseman has hits and misses tackling promises in his first year

St. Petersburg's new mayor delivered on curbside recycling and codes inspectors, but success with the Rays and plans for the pier eluded him in 2014.   Immigration fact-checking in 2014 Rick Scott touts reaching 700,000 jobs, but that's not what he promised

Immigration fact-checking in 2014

We look back at fact-checks about immigration and border security. 

Rick Scott touts reaching 700,000 jobs, but that's not what he promised

While the governor says he reached his 7-7-7 milestone in less than four years, we'd like to remind him the employment goal was on top of normal economic growth.

Fact-checking Jeb Bush, possible 2016 presidential contender

We look back at some of our notable fact-checks of and about Jeb Bush. 

PolitiFact names its 2014 Lie of the Year

The emergence of Ebola in the United States sparked a political and media frenzy, but many of the claims made were far from accurate. Collectively, they are PolitiFact's sixth annual Lie of the Year.

Our top 5 fact-checks for November 2014

Jeb Bush trumps Rick Scott now that the election is over, marijuana continues to capture attention, and race relations draw interest to an older item.