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"We’re the Sunshine State, and we’re hardly doing any solar energy production."
Florida’s proposed amendment for medical marijuana would allow "people who alleged minor ailments such as muscle spasms, neck pain, back pain and even menstrual cramps (to qualify) for government-sanctioned pot-smoking."
"The reason we have a national debt is not because of defense spending. What is driving our long-term debt are Medicare and Social Security programs."
Says Rick Scott "cut education by $1.3 billion" in his first year, then "in his second year he decreases funding by $300 million to our state universities."
"Unemployment in the city of St. Petersburg is below the state average."
The shutdown is projected to result in "$10 billion in costs to the economy per week."
"For the last decade, Floridians’ salaries have shrunk substantially" when adjusted for inflation.
"Today many Florida teachers are at risk of having their pay impacted by the performance of children who are not even in their classrooms or subject areas."
"Over the past 35 years, Florida families have paid into the (National Flood Insurance Program) over $16 billion, four times more than the amount they have received in claim reimbursements."
In Florida "we have 75,000 on (a) waiting list for child care and 23,000 on waiting lists" for community care for the elderly.
"We cut business taxes so today 70 percent of our businesses don't pay a business tax."
Marijuana is "less toxic" than alcohol.
"For anybody who's trying to cross the street and has seen those signs that say you have to stop when pedestrians are in the crosswalk, that was a bill that I passed."
"There is no planned air-conditioned restaurant out on the Lens."
Rick Scott "invested $38 million in the Port of Jacksonville's vital Mile Point Project," which "covered missing federal funds for the project."
New school testing standards "will consume approximately twenty days of testing for elementary, middle and high school students."
"Since I was elected, crime rates have been at their lowest in over a decade."
"President Obama has the most border patrols and border security deployed at the border of any previous president."
Says Gov. Rick Scott returned "$1 million in federal funding that would have helped the state cover the cost of overseeing insurance rates under the new health care law."
In Miami-Dade County, "we spend at our school system over $20 million every year" educating recent immigrants.
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