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Joshua Gillin

Staff Writer, Tampa Bay Times

Joshua Gillin is a staff writer for PolitiFact Florida and the Tampa Bay Times. He previously was a reporter, editor and blogger for tbt*, the daily tabloid edition of the Times, and has written about media news for The Poynter Institute. A Nebraska native, he has a degree in journalism from his home state university and is a diehard Cornhusker. He has worked in many writing and editing capacities in news, sports and features at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Joshua Gillin

Says Charlie Crist "implemented Jeb Bush’s A+ Plan."

"Seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage are going to see an average premium increase between $50 and $90 per month."

"Charlie Crist signed into law an automatic 15 percent annual tuition increase that put college further out of reach for many Floridians."

"Rick Scott tried to slash school funding by $3.3 billion."

Florida's revenue "is growing at a faster rate than almost any state in the country."

The Greenlight Pinellas transportation plan involves a "300% tax increase."

Says Cathy Jordan was "arrested" and dragged out of her home by "a SWAT team of hooligans" for using medical marijuana.

About half the people who would qualify for Medicaid expansion in Florida "can buy a health care plan for $30 a month" on the federal health care exchange.

Says the U.S. Supreme Court found that "Social Security is not guaranteed."

Says Alex Sink supported "higher property taxes."

Recent stories from Joshua Gillin
Political attacks in governor's race make Medicare claims confusing

Attacks lines about Medicare have been dominating the Florida governor's race. To make sense of the attacks and counterattacks, you need to know the key differences between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage. Our primer explains it for you, and where recent ads have been inaccurate.

Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage: Making sense of the political ads

Attacks lines about Medicare have been dominating the Florida governor's race. To make sense of the attacks and counterattacks, you need to know the key differences between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage. Our primer explains it for you, and where recent ads have been inaccurate.

Top 5 fact-checks for March

PolitiFact Florida looked at Rick Scott’s State of the State address, medical marijuana, state funding for the environment, the Common Core educational standards and Medicare.

Highlights from the week in fact-checking, March 28

We fact-checked claims on education and health care this week.

Jeb Bush, 2016 contender?

Whether he runs for president or not, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush can be counted on for making interesting statements. We fact-checked his recent comments in Broward County on the Keystone XL Pipeline and state revenue.

Fact-checking the candidates in the U.S. House special election to replace Bill Young

The race to fill the late U.S. Rep Bill Young's open House seat has become a national campaign, thanks to outside money from both parties and special interest groups. We go over the biggest claims concerning the candidates and suss out how accurately issues have been presented in the special election. Voters weigh in during a special election on Tuesday.

Fact-checking Florida's special election for the U.S. House

The race to fill the late U.S. Rep Bill Young's open House seat in Florida has become a national campaign, thanks to outside money from both parties and special interest groups. We go over the biggest claims concerning the candidates and suss out how accurately issues have been presented in the special election. Voters weigh in during a special election on Tuesday.

Deep mysteries of the Medicaid expansion

Only health care policy geeks might ask themselves this question: Why are people who should be Medicaid-eligible allowed to shop with subsidies on the exchanges in the states that didn't expand Medicaid?

Yes, we are geeks.

We put Rick Scott's 2014 State of the State address to the Truth-O-Meter

The governor talked about tax cuts, jobs and education in his fourth session-opening speech. PolitiFact Florida went over some of his statements to see whether what he said was telling the whole story.

2014 campaign rhetoric is off and running

We're tracking elections around the country and have already found claims in need of debunking.

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