The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Florida
"Why would our president close the embassy to the Vatican? Hopefully, it is not retribution for Catholic organizations opposing Obamacare."
"Back door gun control is in full effect in the United States" due to "Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency."
"We’re the Sunshine State, and we’re hardly doing any solar energy production."
"I did not support the sequester."
Florida’s proposed amendment for medical marijuana would allow "people who alleged minor ailments such as muscle spasms, neck pain, back pain and even menstrual cramps (to qualify) for government-sanctioned pot-smoking."
"The reason we have a national debt is not because of defense spending. What is driving our long-term debt are Medicare and Social Security programs."
Florida "remains the top travel destination across the world."
"Florida sheriffs unequivocally support" the "stand your ground" law.
One of the "main functions" of the Department of Homeland Security’s SAVE database is "checking voter registration citizenship status."
"The majority of people travelling to these destination resorts are not going for the primary purpose of gambling."
Says Rick Scott "cut education by $1.3 billion" in his first year, then "in his second year he decreases funding by $300 million to our state universities."
Says Alex Sink supported "a $5.2 billion increase in Florida's debt."
Charlie Crist stopped "layoffs of some 20,000 school teachers during the global economic meltdown."
Says Rick Scott "didn’t even come to his own education summit. But he did take time to go to the tea party convention the same week."
Passage of a referendum on an aquarium for Clearwater means "NO future funding for our neighborhoods."
As CFO, Alex Sink oversaw "a $27 billion loss in the state's pension fund."
"This is the year Florida becomes a majority minority state."
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned that the SAVE "database is not a foolproof means of verifying (citizenship on) the voter rolls."
"In 2011, texting surpassed alcohol as the leading contributing factor in teen driving deaths."
For the state of Florida, "there is not an additional cost with implementation of the Common Core standards."
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