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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.
"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."
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