Only some Guard members -- and that pay cut is for part of the year
"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%."
Let them eat cake ... or not?
"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."
We're off to the races
United Florida Horsemen
Says Florida "rubber-stamped phony horse racing."
Many ways to measure
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Says President Obama has cracked down "on employers who are attracting undocumented immigrants and hiring them more than any previous president."
Not just 2012, and includes grads not looking for jobs
"More than half of last year's U.S. college graduates are unemployed or underemployed."
So specific, so many caveats
"We cut taxes 24 times."
A lot of dough, but doesn't drive deficit
"Expanding Medicaid would require borrowing more money, drastically expanding our deficit."
Feds haven't yet tallied actual cuts
"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."
Not that fast
"Every Florida teacher gets a pay raise."
Construction jobs are temporary
Friends of Miami First
The Dolphins stadium renovation will "create more than 4,000 new local jobs."
Bill makes many changes, some discretionary
Christopher L. Smith
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."
GOP loves talking state debt
"Rick Scott has paid down our debt by about $2 billion. Charlie Crist’s debt went up about $5 billion."
This may not result in the classic case of hoarding
American Bird Conservancy
A proposed bill in the Florida Legislature "would authorize the public hoarding of cats by feral cat activists."
Says PETA "is using this really fancy drone to follow hunters around in some places in other countries."
Not all are unfilled due to skill shortage
"There are 3 million jobs available in America that are not filled because too many of our people don’t have the skills for those jobs."
Figure right, context off
The Legislature needs to spend $500 million to "shore up" the pension fund this year and the next 28 years to keep it "afloat."
Not the whole picture
Says his proposed education spending "is the highest state funding level in Florida history."
It's still public money
The majority of public funding for the Marlins stadium "came from hotel taxes, the burden of which is incurred by tourists who are visiting our city, NOT the resident taxpayers."
Not the whole story
Says his budget provides "the highest state funding level in history" for education.
They often need a court order to get their guns back
People committed involuntarily for 72 hours under the Baker Act will get their guns back "automatically and immediately upon discharge....and their commitment is never entered into a background check database."
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