The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Florida
In Florida, "300,000 people are going to lose their individual coverage because of Obamacare. Now those people next year, they don’t have health insurance."
Common Core is being "used by the Obama Administration to turn the Department of Education into what is effectively a national school board."
The goal of Common Core is "to instill federally determined attitudes and mindsets in students including political and religious beliefs."
"Common Core expects English teachers to spend at least half of their reading instructional time at every grade level on informational texts."
Teachers were not involved in developing the Common Core State Standards.
Common Core means "there are over 300 data elements the government is going to be collecting about your children and about you."
"Unemployment in the city of St. Petersburg is below the state average."
"Since Mr. Foster's been mayor, we have less small businesses in the city of St. Petersburg."
"Unfortunately, since Mr. Foster's been mayor ... there are less people employed in the city of St. Petersburg than there were prior to his taking office."
A $10 million fire fee proposal in St. Petersburg was "inspired" by Gov. Rick Scott.
Amanda Murphy has "two vacation homes around the world."
Bill Gunter would "drain millions from local public schools, and give our tax dollars to private, for-profit schools run by out-of-state corporations."
"Many don’t know that Bill Young was once the minority leader in the Florida Senate...because he was the only Republican senator."
"Nobody's addicted to" marijuana.
"Obama has jumped the shark and ordered the ocean closed!"
There is "a constitutional issue" that affects "the paychecks of members of Congress" during a shutdown.
The shutdown is projected to result in "$10 billion in costs to the economy per week."
"For the last decade, Floridians’ salaries have shrunk substantially" when adjusted for inflation.
"Many state and federal agencies have such ‘navigators’ involved in helping folks maneuver through the often complex processes associated with filing benefits claims, for example -- even buying health insurance."
"Today many Florida teachers are at risk of having their pay impacted by the performance of children who are not even in their classrooms or subject areas."
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