Friday, September 19th, 2014

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.

Email: jgillin@tampabay.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Joshua Gillin

Pants on Fire!

The Legislature suspended those powers

False

Bush signed the law, not Crist

Half-True

Depending on how the data was examined

Mostly False

The rate didn't go up, but collections will

Mostly True

Pretty accurate, because Floridians make less

Recent stories from Joshua Gillin

Rating Gov. Rick Scott on his 2010 campaign promises

We look back at Gov. Rick Scott's time in office and review how he's done on the Scott-O-Meter, where we track and rate his 2010 campaign promises for fulfillment. 

The Florida governor's race: the fact-checks so far

Tuesday is primary day in Florida, but with the way attacks have been flying between candidates Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, it feels like the general election has already started. 

Head into the gubernatorial primary with the facts on your side

PolitiFact Florida has checked statements by Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist -- and we even paid some attention to Nan Rich, too!

Education attacks have played a key role in governor’s race

Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist have lambasted each other’s records on school funding while cherry-picking figures that put themselves in a favorable light.

NextGen Climate’s attack ads on Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer's political action committee has unleashed TV ads accusing Scott of being too cozy with oil drilling interests

NextGen Climate’s attacks on Florida Gov. Rick Scott

A PAC by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer unleashed TV ads that accuse Scott of trying to fleece Duke Energy and for being too cozy with oil drilling interests

Scott, Crist TV ads contradict on tax claims

We sort out opposing claims from political ads about whether Charlie Crist cut taxes or raised taxes.

Caregiver claims by medical marijuana opponents aren't on the books

Saying Amendment 2 helper registries are too lax focuses on the legal details, but ignores the fact the state health department will write those rules should the measure pass in November.

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.

Revisiting Rick Kriseman's pier promises

St. Petersburg's new mayor made a lot of promises about the future of the city's iconic pier, which remains closed after residents voted to reject its chosen replacement. Some time has elapsed since then, so we decided to look into three vows he made and see how they rate on our Krise-O-Meter.