Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

All stories featuring Rick Scott

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.

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.

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.     

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Elections changes coming to Florida, again

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

10 News checks out the Scott-O-Meter

We look at Gov. Rick Scott's campaign promises in a video report for 10 News.

Rating Rick Scott's campaign promises at the 1-year mark

We've looked at dozens of campaign promises from Rick Scott to see how he's doing. No promise was more prominent than his pledge to create 700,000 jobs -- we rated it Stalled.

PolitiFact Florida’s top 10 fact-checks of 2011

We look back at our most popular reports of 2011: fact-checks of Marco Rubio, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Rick Scott and Alan Grayson. And then there was that Evan Longoria viral video ...