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Amy Sherman

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Amy Sherman is a reporter for the Miami Herald.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Amy Sherman

"Having an active father makes children 98 percent more likely to graduate from college."

Says Rick Scott cut "Bright Futures scholarships in half."

"With Rick Scott, there are more funds for preschool education."

"Tourism and retirees are the dominant economic engines in our state."

Florida has the "third most-regressive tax" structure.

Says Rick Scott’s per-pupil education spending is "about $200 less" than what it was under Charlie Crist during the recession.

Says Charlie Crist "voted against raising the minimum wage."

Says Congressman Jack Kingston voted to "raise his pay seven times."  

"Expanding Medicaid would create 63k jobs."

Says Rick Scott "cut education to pay for even more tax breaks for big, powerful, well-connected corporations."

Recent stories from Amy Sherman
Fact-checking claims from the Hobby Lobby case

The Supreme Court's close ruling about Hobby Lobby and contraception has generated debate, so we're looking at a few factual claims surrounding the case. 

Mailer compares Charlie Crist and Nan Rich in Democratic primary for governor

A mysterious group attacks Crist’s record on abortion, guns, education, gay marriage and adoption, but it ignores his full record, including flip-flops.

3 fact-checks about the death penalty

The botched execution of an Oklahoma man and a May U.S. Supreme Court ruling have again put a focus on the death penalty in the United States. We fact-checked three recent claims.

3 fact-checks about the death penalty

The botched execution of an Oklahoma man and a May U.S. Supreme Court ruling have again put a focus on the death penalty in the United States. PolitiFact and PunditFact fact-checked three recent claims.

Dissecting the Republican theme ‘Crist crash, Scott surge’ in the governor’s race

Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign blames opponent former Gov. Charlie Crist for the economic crash and credits Scott for the surge. Economists say the full story is more complex.

Fact-checking recent claims about climate change

As new studies shined a spotlight on rising sea levels and global warming, politicians and pundits made several statements we fact-checked.

Fact-checking recent claims about climate change

As new studies shined a spotlight on rising sea levels and global warming, politicians and pundits made several statements we fact-checked.

Attacks and claims about climate change heat up the Truth-O-Meter

As new studies shined a spotlight on rising sea levels and global warming, Sen. Marco Rubio and other politicians and pundits made several statements we fact-checked

Top 5 most popular fact-checks for April 2014

Readers liked our fact-checks of Common Core and the Koch brothers, as well as our debunking of several viral Internet rumors.

Fact-checking Rick Scott vs. Charlie Crist in the battle for Florida governor

It's only April, but PolitiFact Florida has fact-checked many claims about Obamacare, education and jobs from Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic frontrunner former Gov. Charlie Crist. There's more to come; the general election isn't until November.

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