Will Weatherford's file:

Republican from Florida

State Rep. Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, is Florida's Speaker of the House for 2013-14.

Recent statements involving Will Weatherford

About half the people who would qualify for Medicaid expansion in Florida "can buy a health care plan for $30 a month" on the federal health care exchange.

"One out of every three students currently today is ready for college before they go there."

New school testing standards "will consume approximately twenty days of testing for elementary, middle and high school students."

"Expanding Medicaid would require borrowing more money, drastically expanding our deficit."

"The average student in Florida, what they actually pay out of pocket at our major universities" for tuition is as much or less than what they spend on cellphones.

Recent stories featuring Will Weatherford

Will Weatherford weighs education and health care funding:

The Florida State House speaker said, "As a society, we spend more money on people's health care in the last six or 12 months of their life than we spend in the first 18 years of their life educating them." We take a closer look at the data.

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