Given its sunny skies, Florida is an underperformer
"We’re the Sunshine State, and we’re hardly doing any solar energy production."
He's not blowing smoke
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."
Entitlements are big debt drivers
"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."
Yes, but money was also restored
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."
Yes, though barely
"Unemployment in the city of St. Petersburg is below the state average."
Goldman Sachs says so but many factors made it difficult to predict
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
The shutdown is projected to result in "$10 billion in costs to the economy per week."
Not just a Florida problem
"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."
One big storm could change that
"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."
Children and elderly fill waiting lists
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.
The exemptions wipe out taxes for small businesses
"We cut business taxes so today 70 percent of our businesses don't pay a business tax."
More than smoke here
Marijuana Policy Project
Marijuana is "less toxic" than alcohol.
Stop ... in the name of Kriseman
"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."
Open-air cafe instead
"There is no planned air-conditioned restaurant out on the Lens."
Yes, but Obama attack not really on point
Republican Party of Florida
Rick Scott "invested $38 million in the Port of Jacksonville's vital Mile Point Project," which "covered missing federal funds for the project."
Schools would get 20 days to test everyone
New school testing standards "will consume approximately twenty days of testing for elementary, middle and high school students."
Big trend trickles down
"Since I was elected, crime rates have been at their lowest in over a decade."
Big growth under Bush, though
"President Obama has the most border patrols and border security deployed at the border of any previous president."
Rejection did not have his name, has his scent
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."
Number is right; reason is vague
In Miami-Dade County, "we spend at our school system over $20 million every year" educating recent immigrants.
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