Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Fact-checking House Speaker Will Weatherford

The Truth-O-Meter has been busy with claims by Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford this year. Photo by Scott Keeler | Tampa Bay Times.
The Truth-O-Meter has been busy with claims by Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford this year. Photo by Scott Keeler | Tampa Bay Times.

Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford was front and center in this year’s legislative session.

He’s also been a big presence on our Truth-O-Meter lately. We fact-checked six statements from Weatherford since February.

Most of our checks relate to his session priorities of phasing out the state pension fund, increasing university tuition, refusing federal dollars to expand Medicaid and raising campaign contribution limits.

There was also the time he said 1,000 people are moving to Florida a day "because they are more free here than they are in some other states." (We rated that Mostly False.) Browse Weatherford’s PolitiFact file to see what he’s been saying.

Have a suggestion for a fact-check? Email us at  truthometer@politifact.com. Follow us on Twitter @PolitiFactFL.