The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Florida
"Kathleen Peters refuses to ‘take a stand’ to repeal Obamacare."
Studies suggest the 2017 College Football Playoff Championship game will bring about 1,700 to 1,800 full-time jobs.
"Florida has experienced positive job growth for 39 consecutive months."
Gov. Rick Scott "backed the federal shutdown."
Florida’s proposed medical marijuana amendment "would make Florida one of the most lenient medical-marijuana states, allowing use for limitless ‘other conditions’ specified by any physician."
"Whether the Amendment passes or not, the medical use of marijuana is a federal criminal offense."
Gov. Charlie Crist "sought for and got approved the automatic restoration of felon rights for nonviolent offenders for the first time in Florida history."
"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."
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