Had been declining for years
"This budget also reflects the smallest state government workforce per 1,000 residents in Florida in this century."
Income tax, schmincome tax - not in FL
"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."
Not exact science
"Pasco County has the second highest population of homeless in all of Florida."
Love isn't cheap
"The financial penalties imposed" on gay couples "can cost us more than $300,000 compared with married heterosexual couples over a lifetime."
Because cellphones aren't cheap
"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.
Don't let a human drive the driverless car
"Already, a prototype driverless car has traveled more than 300,000 miles in the crowded maze of California streets without a single accident."
Actually, No. 3
Christopher L. Smith
Florida is "second in the nation in the uninsured."
Yes, but 21,000 will remain on waiting list
"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."
You mean the house that's for sale?
"I still live in the same working-class neighborhood I grew up in."
Yes, but it could be more
Pink Slip Rick
Says Rick Scott’s proposal for election reform "only mandates 48 hours of early voting."
It's (mostly) in a study
Says a recent study shows Florida students are second in the world in fourth grade reading, behind Singapore.
Current system is family-centered
The United States has "an immigration system where only 6.5 percent of people who come here, come here based on labor and skill."
Record in sheer numbers, not turnout percentage
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."
Mack disagreed with bill, Fla. delegation
Says Connie Mack was "the only member of the Florida delegation that voted against a bill to help NASA."
Congressional Research Service study documented cuts
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."
Figure, in isolation, can be misleading
Says Bill Nelson voted "98 percent of the time" with Barack Obama.
Yes, he was campaigning in Florida
In 2012, Connie Mack missed 178 votes, "one of the worst voting records" in Congress.
Opinion was a dissent
National Rifle Association
Bill Nelson voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor, "who signed a Supreme Court opinion saying Americans do not have an individual right to own firearms."
Obama and Netanyahu in NYC on different days
"President Obama decided not to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York."
Obama <3s Pell Grants
Says Obama doubled funding for the Pell Grant.
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