Statements we say are Mostly True
Charlie Crist "raised taxes in 2009 and won't rule out raising taxes again."
"Rick Scott wants to take us back to the days of insurance companies denying coverage for pre-existing conditions."
"Since December 2010 Florida has created 540,000 new jobs."
Says Rick Scott presided over cuts to the Bright Futures college scholarship program.
"Rick Scott tried to slash school funding by $3.3 billion."
"Florida ranks first in the nation for access to free prekindergarten."
Says Rick Scott "oversaw the largest Medicare fraud in the nation’s history."
Says Alex Sink supported "more taxes on water and TV."
Of the approximately 6 million disenfranchised felons in the United States, "one-quarter are Floridians."
"In my home state, nearly one in five Floridians live in poverty."
"Since 2007 David Jolly has given almost $30,000 to keep Democrats in Congress!"
Florida’s proposed medical marijuana amendment "would make Florida one of the most lenient medical-marijuana states, allowing use for limitless ‘other conditions’ specified by any physician."
"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."
How to contact us:
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. Email the Florida Truth-O-Meter with feedback and with claims you'd like to see checked. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.
Do you know your lawmaker?
Browse The Florida Truth-O-Meter:
Keep up to date with Politifact Florida: