Precise number of averted layoffs difficult to pinpoint
If Florida had not taken the stimulus, it "would have led to the firing of 20,000 teachers."
Attack ad omits a few details but basically right
Says Rick Scott signed "laws requiring mandatory ultrasounds and restricting access to abortion even in cases of rape or incest."
Scott doesn't wants feds saying what should be covered
Says Rick Scott "thinks employers should be able to deny women coverage for birth control."
In part to catch up after Crist's rate freeze
"Under Rick Scott, homeowners are paying higher (home insurance) premiums for less coverage."
Pretty accurate, because Floridians make less
"Women in Florida make 83 cents for every dollar a man makes."
That figure wasn't during the recession
Says Rick Scott’s per-pupil education spending is "about $200 less" than what it was under Charlie Crist during the recession.
An amendment that didn't go as planned
"We cut property taxes for seniors and our middle class."
Scott calls for tax breaks but doesn't elaborate
"Rick Scott wants to take us back to the days of insurance companies denying coverage for pre-existing conditions."
He proposed cuts, then increases later
"Rick Scott tried to slash school funding by $3.3 billion."
Given its sunny skies, Florida is an underperformer
"We’re the Sunshine State, and we’re hardly doing any solar energy production."
Yes, but money was also restored
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."
"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."
Crime rate dropped below '71 level before Crist was governor
"Florida is enjoying its lowest crime rate in 39 years."
"First thing" is relative
"You know, when this thing first hit, I signed a declaration of emergency for the six counties that were directly affected, impacted in the Panhandle, then I extended that not long thereafter down into Sarasota County."
8 of 10 centers are in the Panhandle
"BP is setting up claims offices throughout the state."
If you're handing out refunds, we'll take one, too
"I got a letter from 20 people who said they wanted their money back, 14 never gave me a penny."
Pot, meet kettle
Rubio admitted he "would have accepted the stimulus money."
'Ever' is a misleading word
"Our graduation rate is the highest it's ever been."
Florida's public officials have been bad
"I have had the challenge during this administration to suspend no less than 37 public officials in about 36 months."
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