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Rick Scott ad attacks Charlie Crist on Obamacare

Let’s Get to Work’s TV ad says health law has led to 300,000 canceled plans and will drive 2.5 million Americans out of work. Those claims are exaggerated.

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at 03:02 p.m.

Fact-checks of Gov. Rick Scott cross the 100 mark

Since he launched his campaign for Florida Governor in 2010, we've fact-checked more than 100 of Rick Scott's statemens, on things like education, jobs, Obamacare and .... doughnuts

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Friday, March 7th, 2014 at 11:51 a.m.

We put Rick Scott's 2014 State of the State address to the Truth-O-Meter

The governor talked about tax cuts, jobs and education in his fourth session-opening speech. PolitiFact Florida went over some of his statements to see whether what he said was telling the whole story.

By Joshua Gillin, Julie Kliegman, Amy Sherman :: Published on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 06:50 p.m.

Top 10 most fact-checked people on the Truth-O-Meter

Curious about who -- other than President Barack Obama -- has been fact-checked on the Truth-O-Meter most often? We were, too. So we created a list.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 09:00 a.m.

On far-right promises, Rick Scott tacks to the center

In 2010, Rick Scott promised to ban embryonic stem cell research, pass a tough immigration law and explore offshore oil drilling. Three years later, that conservative talk is gone.

By Katie Sanders :: Published on Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 01:17 p.m.

Testing Obamacare on the Truth-O-Meter

The Affordable Care Act reaches a milestone on Oct. 1, 2013, when health insurance marketplaces that were set up as part of the law begin enrolling people. Many claims on both sides of the political aisle have been made about President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment, which has been implemented in phases since becoming law in March 2010.     

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Tom Kertscher :: Published on Sunday, September 29th, 2013 at 09:00 p.m.

Noncitizen voter purge makes a comeback in Florida

Gov. Rick Scott's administration is at again, looking to purge noncitizens from the voter rolls. Charlie Crist, now a Democrat, cries foul, but he doesn't have his numbers right.

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, September 12th, 2013 at 05:13 p.m.

Checking Rick Scott's latest tax claims

Florida's governor talked up his tax-cutting efforts to a conservative crowd in Orlando. How did his statements rate on the Truth-O-Meter?

By Katie Sanders :: Published on Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 11:09 a.m.

Rick Scott halfway to jobs promise? Not so fast

Gov. Rick Scott says he's halfway to completing his centerpiece promise of creating 700,000 jobs. But the numbers don't add up.

By Katie Sanders :: Published on Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 03:23 p.m.

A roundup of ratings on eve of National Governors Association meeting

Chief executives of the states will discuss a variety of issues at the National Governors Association convention, which is set for Aug. 2 to 4, 2013, in Milwaukee. We welcome them to Wisconsin with a roundup of recent gubernatorial Truth-O-Meter items produced by PolitiFact Wisconsin, as well as by our PolitiFact siblings in nine other states and at PolitiFact National.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Saturday, July 27th, 2013 at 08:00 p.m.

In context: Rick Scott's comments on Republicans and jobs

To Democratic ears, Gov. Rick Scott's remarks from a GOP dinner sound a lot like Mitt Romney's '47 percent' comment last year in Boca Raton. Read both remarks and decide for yourself.

By Katie Sanders :: Published on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 10:25 a.m.

Elections changes coming to Florida, again

The Legislature again is tinkering with Florida elections laws. Get the lowdown.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 11:25 a.m.

Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott's 'State of the State'

We turn on the Truth-O-Meter for Scott's speech and 'pre-buttals' from the Democrats.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson, Katie Sanders, Amy Sherman :: Published on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 06:25 p.m.

Tracking the top 2013 legislative issues

What will happen in Tallahassee this legislative session? Here's the low-down on the issues we're tracking.

By Katie Sanders :: Published on Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.

Rick Scott's promises at the half-way mark

Gov. Rick Scott is now two years into his first term.  How is he doing on the Scott-O-Meter?

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, January 4th, 2013 at 04:19 p.m.

Liberal group gets its facts wrong with attacks on Gov. Rick Scott

In a fund-raising email, MoveOn said Scott "tried to kick 180,000 people off the voter rolls" and "every one" of the supervisors of election resisted him. Both claims are wrong.

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 04:24 p.m.

Fact-checking Rick Scott on the health care law

The governor reacts to the recent Supreme Court ruling on health care, but he doesn't have his facts right.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Katie Sanders, Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Monday, July 2nd, 2012 at 08:34 p.m.

Rick Scott's latest ad: Who is that teacher?

Rick Scott has a curious surrogate in his latest television ad. Is she a public school teacher or a paid actor?

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 06:12 p.m.

The flood of falsehoods about the health care law

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to review President Barack Obama's health care law, we review the falsehoods that simply won't stop.

By Martha M. Hamilton :: Published on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 05:11 p.m.

Fact-checking Rick Scott's State of the State speech

Rick Scott's second State of the State address included claims about jobs, the cost of living and doughnuts. How'd he fare on the Truth-O-Meter?

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 at 08:05 p.m.

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