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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Says Alex Sink "supported higher sales taxes."
Recent stories from Joshua GillinFact-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.We put the GOP case against Alex Sink to the Truth-O-Meter
A Republican Party of Florida mailer laid out a litany of attacks against the congressional candidate in the 13th District race, so we checked our rulings from years past. It turns out we've heard almost all of them before.Fact-checking Obama's 2014 State of the Union
We've checked Obama's State of the Union facts on wages, climate change, energy policy and our economic competition with China, as well as claims from reponses.Fact-checking the attack ads in Pinellas' CD 13 race
New campaign ads dig into the professional backgrounds of David Jolly and Alex Sink.It's Jolly vs. Sink for the seat formerly held by Young
A Republican primary on Jan. 14 has set the match up to represent Pinellas County in Congress.Fact-checking Florida’s swing-district congressional race
Politics junkies wonder if a March special election will be a harbinger for November. PolitiFact Florida has fact-checks on Republican David Jolly and Democrat Alex Sink in the contest for Florida’s 13th Congressional District.
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