Latest Mostly False Fact-checks on Bill Nelson Bill Nelson stated on September 7, 2018 in a Facebook post: Says Florida Gov. Rick Scott "subtracted $1.3 billion from public schools." Bill Nelson stated on July 23, 2018 in a Senate floor speech: Says detained immigrant parents separated from their children at the border are being charged "as much as $8 a minute to call their children." Bill Nelson stated on April 8, 2014 in remarks at a committee hearing: "My state of Florida is now the third-largest state. We have surpassed New York in population." Bill Nelson stated on June 7, 2013 in a letter to Gov. Rick Scott: If Gov. Rick Scott activates "the National Guard in anticipation of a federal disaster, the state’s costs, including the costs to recall any furloughed guardsmen, will be fully reimbursable by FEMA." Bill Nelson stated on October 17, 2012 in in a debate in Davie, Fla.: Says Connie Mack takes two homestead exemptions, "directly contrary to Florida’s Constitution."