If bill would have changed nothing why veto it?
Says a bill he vetoed to give driver licenses to certain immigrants known as Dreamers would have changed "nothing."
Perhaps in the nation, but not in Florida
"The CBO says if we raise the minimum wage the way Charlie (Crist) wants to do it, it would lose 500,000 jobs."
You can't lay all the blame on any one governor
"832,000 people lost their job while (Charlie Crist was) governor."
Only after a court asked for changes
"Attorney General Eric Holder’s own Justice Department precleared the voting changes in the 2011 law" about early voting in Florida.
Scott gets creative with his definition
"Governor Scott Cut Taxes 40 Times For Florida Families"
Not automatic, not always 15 percent
"Charlie Crist signed into law an automatic 15 percent annual tuition increase that put college further out of reach for many Floridians."
One limited ranking says yes, experts urge caution
"Florida high schools are four out of the top 10 in the entire United States."
In sheer dollars yes but not in per pupil
"The $18.8 billion in funding for K-12 education funding is the highest in Florida history and includes a record $10.6 billion in state funds."
Only some Guard members -- and that pay cut is for part of the year
"The FL Guard has defended our freedom in Afghanistan, Iraq, and put their lives at risk; now the fed govt is going to cut their pay 20%."
So specific, so many caveats
"We cut taxes 24 times."
Not that fast
"Every Florida teacher gets a pay raise."
Not the whole picture
Says his proposed education spending "is the highest state funding level in Florida history."
Not the whole story
Says his budget provides "the highest state funding level in history" for education.
Deep dive into debt
"In the four years before I became governor, we increased state debt $5.2 billion. We've paid it down $2 billion."
A bad time to govern
Under Charlie Crist, Florida lost 825,000 jobs and the unemployment rate increased from 3.5 percent to 11.1 percent.
Changes to the test were in the works before Rick Scott
After hearing "the frustrations parents and teachers have with the FCAT," next year "we begin improving our testing system."
Hard to say if $1 billion is all fraud
PIP fraud is "$1 billion in fraud."
Doesn't make up for last year's cuts
"My recommended budget includes $1 billion in new state funding for education."
A "surplus" isn't uncommon
"I started with a $3.7 billion budget deficit. Now we are projecting a $1.2 billion surplus."
Investment return could make a difference
"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."
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