Statements we say are Half-True
Charlie Crist stopped "layoffs of some 20,000 school teachers during the global economic meltdown."
As CFO, Alex Sink oversaw "a $27 billion loss in the state's pension fund."
For the state of Florida, "there is not an additional cost with implementation of the Common Core standards."
"We’re 48th in K-12 funding and 50th in higher education."
Florida’s "high school graduation rates continue to increase at the fastest rate in the nation, with Florida leading the nation in the rate of Hispanic graduates."
Says that while Foster was mayor, Rick Kriseman was "ineffective" in the Florida House of Representatives because "there was no legislation that passed the House that had (Kriseman’s) name on it."
"If we don't spend money on a pier, then that money does wipe into the general funds of the city or the county, and if you send it to the county, you never see it again."
"The fact is that red light cameras change driver behavior and cut down on the most dangerous types of accidents."
"Over 12,000 school kids were arrested in Florida. It makes Florida the nation's leader in that area."
"The FL Guard has defended our freedom in Afghanistan, Iraq, and put their lives at risk; now the fed govt is going to cut their pay 20%."
"We're already seeing bakers and florists and photographers forced to participate in same-sex marriages under the threat of law and in some cases even jail."
Says Florida "rubber-stamped phony horse racing."
Says President Obama has cracked down "on employers who are attracting undocumented immigrants and hiring them more than any previous president."
"More than half of last year's U.S. college graduates are unemployed or underemployed."
"Expanding Medicaid would require borrowing more money, drastically expanding our deficit."
"70,000 three-year-olds and four-year-olds across America will lose access to the preschool Head Start program. ... 2,000 in the state of Florida alone."
"Every Florida teacher gets a pay raise."
The Dolphins stadium renovation will "create more than 4,000 new local jobs."
The election bill "allows persons to correct an absentee ballot if they did not sign it and requires an extra two hours a day for early voting. Everything else in this bill is discretionary."
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