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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.

10 News checks out the Scott-O-Meter

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

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, January 9th, 2012 at 06:30 p.m.

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.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Friday, January 6th, 2012 at 05:09 p.m.

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 ...

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 10:43 a.m.

How Rick Scott counts to 700,000 jobs

Candidate Rick Scott offered one explanation of the 700,000 private-sector jobs he'd create. Now governor, Scott is saying something different. PolitiFact Florida analyzes his statements on the Flip-O-Meter

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 at 08:10 p.m.

Rick Scott's primary math: Florida is important

With the Republican presidential candidates in town, Rick Scott touted Florida's prominence in picking the 2012 GOP nominee.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 at 11:06 a.m.

Fact-checking the calls on the robocalls

Gov. Rick Scott's robocalls to voters made national news. When the group Pink Slip Rick solicited calls to Scott, we could not resist fact-checking some of the claims.

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 at 05:11 p.m.

Does Rick Scott read newspapers?

He said he doesn't, a statement that has been repeated dozens of times. But is it true? Or just a myth? PolitiFact Florida finds out.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 12:44 p.m.

Florida under Gov. Rick Scott: Adding jobs, or destroying them?

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Democrats have extremely different takes on employment numbers. But it’s all in how you read them.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 at 05:34 p.m.

PolitiFact Florida wins two Green Eyeshade awards

See the five fact checks that we submitted to the judges.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 at 09:39 a.m.

The 2011 legislative session is nearly over. Will Rick Scott come out a winner?

Rick Scott's first legislative session is ending without much movement on some of his biggest campaign promises. No big corporate income tax rate cut. No Arizona-style immigration law. A compromise on employee pension contributions. But are there silver linings for Florida's new governor?

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, May 6th, 2011 at 10:07 a.m.

Tracking Rick Scott's first 100 days in office

Thursday, April 14, 2011, is Florida Gov. Rick Scott's 100th day in office, a symbolic marker in an elected executive's first term. We use the threshold to update our Scott-O-Meter, and provide an overview of Scott's progress.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at 11:08 a.m.

Rick Scott's first bill-signing moves the Scott-O-Meter

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed SB 736, the so-called "Student Success Act" on March 24, 2011, at a school in Jacksonville. See how Scott's first bill-signing aligns with the 59 campaign promises we're tracking on the Scott-O-Meter.  

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Thursday, March 24th, 2011 at 10:44 a.m.

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