Articles from April, 2011

Startling claims spring from debate on elections bills

Two elections bills moving through the Florida Legislature are sparking claims about voter fraud and inefficient voting methods. We take a look at a couple of the more startling claims. 

By John Bartosek :: Published on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 at 1:49 p.m.

Debate over Planned Parenthood funding moves to Florida

Planned Parenthood, a group that gets federal money to provide health services, has been a focal point of the Washington debate for several months. And now, the debate has filtered down to Tallahassee.

By Bill Adair, John Bartosek :: Published on Thursday, April 21st, 2011 at 4:51 p.m.

Politics and the Gulf oil spill: separating fact from fiction on the one-year anniversary

On the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill, we look back at some of the dozens of fact-checks we did of political claims that followed in its wake.

By Robert Farley, Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 at 5:10 p.m.

Tracking Rick Scott's first 100 days in office

Thursday, April 14, 2011, is Florida Gov. Rick Scott's 100th day in office, a symbolic marker in an elected executive's first term. We use the threshold to update our Scott-O-Meter, and provide an overview of Scott's progress.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at 11:08 a.m.

Dueling ads over 'paycheck protection' legislation

Legislation that would prohibit government unions from collecting dues through automated payroll deductions and require unions to get authorizations from members to use dues for political purposes has produced dueling ads from the Florida Chamber of Commerce -- which supports the idea -- and the Florida Education Association -- which opposes it. PolitiFact Florida takes a look at each ad and puts their claims to the Truth-O-Meter.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 at 8:51 a.m.

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