Statements we say are Half-True
The economic "turnaround started at the end of my term."
About half the people who would qualify for Medicaid expansion in Florida "can buy a health care plan for $30 a month" on the federal health care exchange.
"Florida high schools are four out of the top 10 in the entire United States."
The medical marijuana ballot initiative "doesn’t require a physician writing a prescription" and can be for conditions like "having a back that needs to be scratched."
"Large parts of Florida" have experienced "years of below average rainfall."
"Six people in Florida die as a result of (not expanding Medicaid) every day."
Says David Jolly "lobbied on a plan" by Rep. Paul Ryan that would turn Medicare into a voucher program.
Says Alex Sink "even supported a tax on homeowners insurance policies."
"The $18.8 billion in funding for K-12 education funding is the highest in Florida history and includes a record $10.6 billion in state funds."
Says David Jolly’s former firm lobbied "for hundreds of millions (of dollars) for a dictator in Pakistan."
Alex Sink "used a taxpayer-funded plane so she could get to a vacation in the Bahamas."
"State Rep. Kathleen Peters has a 100 percent pro-abortion voting record – even voting against a ban on sex-selection abortions."
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."
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