Thursday, July 30th, 2015

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PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 for June 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush officially announced his 2016 candidacy for president, leading to a fresh round of attacks and claims.  

PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 in May

Fact-checks of claims from Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott topped our fact-checks and reports in May.

Fact-checking GOP presidential contenders on the economy

Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rick Perry are among the speakers at Gov. Rick Scott’s economic summit in Orlando.    • Revisiting the Legislature’s budget showdown

Revisiting the Legislature’s budget showdown

The Senate and House disagree over what to do about hospital funding and Medicaid expansion, two subjects that are linked no matter how lawmakers or Gov. Rick Scott try to separate them.

Annotating Rick Scott on Medicaid expansion

Florida Gov. Rick Scott made some of his most extended comments about Medicaid expansion to reporters in Washington on May 6, 2015. PolitiFact Florida has annotated a transcript of the press conference. 

State money and Florida hospitals: Counting LIP dollars

Gov. Rick Scott told legislators that hospitals that get tax money are still in the black. We take a look at some of the numbers.

As the House adjourns early over Medicaid battle, we look at claims on the Truth-O-Meter

We fact-checked claims about the budget, polls, health outcomes and jobs related to Medicaid expansion

Fact-checking claims about Medicaid in Florida

As the Legislature has stalled amid an impasse over Medicaid expansion, we look back at our fact-checks about the health care program for the poor.

Fact-checking Rick Scott on the environment and sea-level rise

As Gov. Rick Scott denies news reports that say his administration tried to ban the use of term "climate change," we look back at our fact-checks about the governor and the environment.

Fact-checking claims about Selma and Voting Rights Act

On the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, we look back at our fact-checks about voting rights.   Rick Scott's 2015 State of the State speech annotated

Fact-checks about Selma and the Voting Rights Act

On the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, we look back at our fact-checks about voting rights

Fact-checks about the Florida Legislature

As the Florida Legislature convenes, PolitiFact Florida has fact-checked claims about bills related to guns, voter registration and school tests.

Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott’s 2015 inauguration speech

After being sworn in as governor, Rick Scott made familiar claims about jobs, education spending and tax cuts during his Jan. 6 speech.

PolitiFact Florida's top 10 fact-checks for 2014

You'd think in an election year we'd hear more about the gubernatorial candidates, but the Affordable Care Act, undocumented immigrants and birth control were popular topics, too. With a second term for Rick Scott, we add promises to the Scott-O-Meter Help PolitiFact fund a Kickstarter to live fact-check the 2015 State of the Union and GOP response  

With a second term for Rick Scott, we add promises to the Scott-O-Meter

The governor made 20 pledges on the 2014 campaign trail that we will be tracking the next four years.

Fact-checking South Florida politicians in 2014

PolitiFact Florida fact-checked claims by and about politicians from Miami-Dade and Broward counties on topics including immigration, Obamacare and climate change.   • Tracking St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman's campaign promises on the Krise-O-Meter • ​Immigration fact-checking in 2014

Rick Scott touts reaching 700,000 jobs, but that's not what he promised

While the governor says he reached his 7-7-7 milestone in less than four years, we'd like to remind him the employment goal was on top of normal economic growth.

Fact-checks about Florida voting and elections

Happy Election Day! As Florida residents head to polls, we look back at fact-checks about early voting, restoring the right to vote for felons, purging noncitizens from the voter rolls and more.

Greatest hits of the Florida governor's race

Our final wrap-up looks at the facts tossed around during the Florida governor's race: pocketbook issues, jobs, flip-flops and more.

Fact-checking claims about the environment in Florida’s race for governor

NextGen Climate Change led the attacks on Gov. Rick Scott in his battle against Charlie Crist, and both candidates weighed in on environmental topics.