Statements we say are True
Says he couldn't keep a 42-inch redfish he caught because of fishing rules.
"The facts show that approximately 40 persons on death row have had all of their appellate review completed and await only the governor's signature on a death warrant to end the case."
In Florida, it’s not illegal for an immediate family member of state officials to prosper from legislation supported by a spouse.
"The entire state of Florida led the nation last year with the most prison inmates committing tax fraud."
"Florida is one of only three states that require licenses for commercial interior designers."
"We know that every 85 visitors create one Florida job."
"We ... sold the state airplanes as I had promised."
"We closed that plant down. It was a $27 million-dollar plant, operating full steam, and we closed it down."
"The cost for renovating the headquarters of the U.N. has doubled from the original estimate."
Gov. Rick Scott's sale of the state planes was "not proper."
"The number of inmates since 2000 on death row dying of natural causes has now surpassed the number of inmates executed."
"Some of the men serving in the (Afghan) armed forces have never driven a vehicle before."
"Whether you like to admit it or not, half our general revenue goes to education."
Says the person who Florida U.S. Rep. Allen West first hired as chief of staff told people attending a Tea Party rally that, 'We will use bullets if ballots don't work.'
House Speaker Dean Cannon says that freshmen lawmakers account for one-third of the 120-member House, and that two-thirds of the chamber have two years or less experience.
"You can go to Georgia and make about $6,000 more a year as a teacher."
"A 5 percent increase in domestic production would increase the world supply by less than 1 percent and do almost nothing to our dependence on foreign oil. This would also have virtually no effect on the price of gas at the pump."
"150,000 (oil spill) claims have been filed by Floridians, but only 40 percent of them have been paid."
Says the military accounts for about 10 percent of Florida's economy.
Hillsborough's Public Transportation Commission has "a rule that says cabbies have to wear socks. I mean, please. Come on."
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