All Half-True statements involving Rick Scott
"Every Florida teacher gets a pay raise."
Says his proposed education spending "is the highest state funding level in Florida history."
Says his budget provides "the highest state funding level in history" for education.
"In the four years before I became governor, we increased state debt $5.2 billion. We've paid it down $2 billion."
Under Charlie Crist, Florida lost 825,000 jobs and the unemployment rate increased from 3.5 percent to 11.1 percent.
After hearing "the frustrations parents and teachers have with the FCAT," next year "we begin improving our testing system."
PIP fraud is "$1 billion in fraud."
"My recommended budget includes $1 billion in new state funding for education."
"I started with a $3.7 billion budget deficit. Now we are projecting a $1.2 billion surplus."
"A recent study revealed that, across the nation, taxes would have to be increased by an average of $1,300 a year just to support the currently unsustainable public employee pension systems. In Florida, that dollar figure translates to $813 a year."
"In May we generated more jobs than all the rest of the country combined: 28,000 jobs in May for the state, 54,000 for the entire country."
"Studies show that people that are on welfare are higher users of drugs than people not on welfare."
Bing Energy said it decided to move to Florida because of Gov. Rick Scott’s "plan to eliminate the corporate tax."
Says Florida's pension plan faces the same long-term funding problems as Social Security.
"It is projected that 3.07 million people will use the train annually. Keep in mind that Amtrak's Acela train in Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore only had 3.2 million riders in 2010."
Regulations are an "endemic weakness in government -- so old that Thomas Jefferson listed this problem among his charges against the King of England in the Declaration of Independence."
Jennifer Carroll's an "outsider."
"We have over 700,000 illegal immigrants in the state. They're costing us billions of dollars and they're taking legal residents' jobs."
"If you read the Arizona (immigration) law, what it says is if you are stopped for violating the law and they have a suspicion that you're illegal, they can ask you if you're legal."
Florida ranks "45th out of 50 states'' for its regulatory climate for business.
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