Lee Logan is a staff writer for the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Lee Logan
The Pasco County budget "has doubled in the past three years."
Ron Oakley's "conservative leadership protected local taxpayers over government bureaucrats" as the Water Management District’s budget decreased by "58 percent in the four years he served on the board."
A 2005 gay pride vote "had nothing to do with discrimination."
"No one in the private sector gets unlimited accruals of vacation and sick leave."
"There was no panhandling when I left office."
"Seven more people will die each and every day until the Legislature ratifies these (pain clinic) rules that are being approved by the Board of Medicine and the Department of Health."
Regulations are an "endemic weakness in government -- so old that Thomas Jefferson listed this problem among his charges against the King of England in the Declaration of Independence."
"When career politician Daniel Webster became speaker of the House, he wasted $32,000 of our money on a spiral staircase for his office."
For the new state budget, "Floridians have sent us $3 billion less of their funding."
"The Florida Legislature raised taxes and fees by almost $2 billion" in the 2009 session.