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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."
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."
"Common Core expects English teachers to spend at least half of their reading instructional time at every grade level on informational texts."
The goal of Common Core is "to instill federally determined attitudes and mindsets in students including political and religious beliefs."
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."
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