Flooded with inaccuracies
Says U.S. House candidate Carlos Curbelo "supported raising flood insurance rates."
Curbelo wants to overhaul the law
Says U.S. House candidate Carlos Curbelo "opposes the repeal of Obamacare."
Heavy reliance on tourists and seniors -- maybe too heavy
"Tourism and retirees are the dominant economic engines in our state."
No state income tax
Florida has the "third most-regressive tax" structure.
Soccer stadium appears to be slamdunk for sales tax rebate
David Beckham’s soccer stadium would get a "special tax deal that lets them off the hook for $2 million in taxes every year for 30 years."
No proof that soccer stadium would cause port-related jobs to vanish
David Beckham’s proposed soccer stadium at Miami’s Port "threatens the 207,000 jobs and $27 billion economic impact tied to the cargo and cruise industries."
Initial openess, then a rejection
In 2011, Carlos López-Cantera "staunchly supported" a Florida bill modeled after Arizona’s immigration law
Declaring one county the top donor is a messy exercise
Miami-Dade County is the "No. 1 donor county in the state."
Throw some ice cold tap water on this claim
Miami-Dade has "the nation’s highest-rated tap water."
Construction jobs are temporary
The Dolphins stadium renovation will "create more than 4,000 new local jobs."
Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins also pay property taxes
The Miami Dolphins "are the only NFL team in the entire nation that pays property taxes."
Votes to both raise and cut rates
Says Joe Garcia "voted to raise our utility rates."
Saunders good buddies with Scott? Hardly
Says Ron Saunders "made the choice to stand with Rick Scott" on expanding school vouchers, restricting scholarships and giving tax breaks to the wealthy.
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