Experts offered nuance
"There are more poor people today as a percentage of our population than the 1970s."
They'll be eligible, not necessarily 'forced'
"If we choose Obamacare expansion, 600,000 will lose eligibility for their subsidies, of which 257,000 would be forced into Medicaid."
Actually Pennsylvania is No. 2
Florida has the most concealed weapon permits in the nation, "nearly double that of the second state, which is Texas."
Down from the highest total funding ever
"Inflation-adjusted defense spending has declined 21 percent since 2010, and even if we discount the drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan, it has still declined by a dangerous 12 percent."
State closed white-black gap for certain years
Florida is "one of the few states that has actually had a narrowing of the achievement gap based on income, or based on race or ethnicity."
According to an annual state survey
The state of Florida has seen "double-digit drops" in alcohol use among teens.
State law allows Bush to do that
American Bridge 21st Century
"(Jeb) Bush, not the State of Florida, decided which private emails to disclose."
Definitely a big chunk
Florida Chamber of Commerce
Medicaid is close to 30 percent of the state budget and "the biggest expenditure at the state."
One judge said it, but it's not binding
A federal judge said President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration is "unconstitutional."
Florida's tax burden is indeed low
"The average person only pays about $1,800 in state taxes — which is the lowest of all 50 states."
No evidence of online fraud so far
Online voter registration is a "more secure" way of doing voter registration.
We may be the 'Sunshine State' but we're not the Solar State
Floridians for Solar Choice
"Currently, Florida is one of only five states in the nation that prohibit citizens from buying electricity from companies that will put solar panels on your home or business."
A supporter of 'traditional marriage' with softer rhetoric
Democratic National Committee
Says Jeb Bush "not only opposes marriage equality, he’s said he ‘personally’ believes gay couples should be banned from adopting children."
Obama talked up "libertad" in 08 speech in Miami
Says that in 2008, President Barack Obama said normalization with Cuba would first require "liberation of all political prisoners and some basic steps toward freedom, including freedom of the press, political parties, labor unions."
50 is the new zero
The Orange County, Florida, school board "voted to make it impossible for a student to receive a grade below 50."
He was arrested and could face jail time though it appears unlikely
"No one was taken into custody" for feeding the homeless.
The last six elections, not the last six elected governors
United for Care
Amendment 2 on medical marijuana won a higher percentage of the vote than the last six Florida governors, including Jeb Bush’s 2002 landslide.
Precise number of averted layoffs difficult to pinpoint
If Florida had not taken the stimulus, it "would have led to the firing of 20,000 teachers."
Attack ad omits a few details but basically right
Says Rick Scott signed "laws requiring mandatory ultrasounds and restricting access to abortion even in cases of rape or incest."
The numbers are off, but the DEA agrees
Of the 98 top oxycodone-dispensing doctors who used to live in Florida, "today, there are none."
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