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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.
"This budget also reflects the smallest state government workforce per 1,000 residents in Florida in this century."
"Odd fact for odd draft: No. 2 overall pick will earn more than the No. 1 pick due to no state tax in Florida. So 2 not so bad."
"Pasco County has the second highest population of homeless in all of Florida."
"The financial penalties imposed" on gay couples "can cost us more than $300,000 compared with married heterosexual couples over a lifetime."
"The average student in Florida, what they actually pay out of pocket at our major universities" for tuition is as much or less than what they spend on cellphones.
"Already, a prototype driverless car has traveled more than 300,000 miles in the crowded maze of California streets without a single accident."
Florida is "second in the nation in the uninsured."
"For the first time in eight years, our budget also increases funding for persons with disabilities by $36 million to help more disabled people receive community-based services."
"I still live in the same working-class neighborhood I grew up in."
Says Rick Scott’s proposal for election reform "only mandates 48 hours of early voting."
Says a recent study shows Florida students are second in the world in fourth grade reading, behind Singapore.
The United States has "an immigration system where only 6.5 percent of people who come here, come here based on labor and skill."
November 2012 was "a record year of turnout. More people voted before Election Day using absentee ballots and voting early than ever before in our history."
Says Connie Mack was "the only member of the Florida delegation that voted against a bill to help NASA."
Says Connie Mack’s Penny Plan would cut "over $200 billion out of Medicare, over $1 trillion out of Social Security. ... $3 trillion out of defense."
Says Bill Nelson voted "98 percent of the time" with Barack Obama.
In 2012, Connie Mack missed 178 votes, "one of the worst voting records" in Congress.
Bill Nelson voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor, "who signed a Supreme Court opinion saying Americans do not have an individual right to own firearms."
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