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Janet Zink

Former Staff Writer, St. Petersburg Times

Janet Zink is a former staff writer for the St. Petersburg Times.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Janet Zink

Florida’s proposed Health Care Freedom Act "will allow Floridians to opt out of Obama’s govt. takeover of healthcare!"

"Refinanced $232.6 million in bonds, resulting in reduced debt service for the City."

The addition of a 1 percent sales tax would cost a typical household in Hillsborough County approximately $12 a month.

"Here in Florida, I’ve slashed government by 10 percent. That's $7 billion."

"1.3-million people in America make their living off eBay."

"For what we spend in just one week in Iraq, 800,000 children could get health insurance for an entire year."

"Mitt Romney says the next president doesn't need foreign policy experience."

"McCain opposes repeal of the death tax."

"I get the most money from active duty officers and military personnel."

"In the African-American community today, 68 percent of kids born are born out of wedlock."

Recent stories from Janet Zink
Ron Paul’s PolitiFact report card

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has launched a presidential exploratory committee. We’ve previously explored several statements by the outspoken Republican.

Candidates get back to health

Sen. John McCain's new health care plan brings the issue back in focus for the presidential candidates. We check three new claims.

Romney misses easy grounder

At the CNN/YouTube debate, the candidates argued about immigration, crime and Iraq. We found they generally got their facts right, although Huckabee distorted the facts on an education program for immigrants and Romney missed an easy one about the Red Sox.

Obama zapped by lightning claim

The Democrats slugged it out in a Las Vegas debate. We found several claims were true, but Obama was wrong about the probability of lightning strikes vs. undocumented worker prosecutions and Richardson was way off about the popularity of Vice President Cheney and HMOs.

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