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Lee Logan is a staff writer for the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau.
Latest Fact-checks by Lee Logan
stated on July 12, 2012 in an interview:
The Pasco County budget "has doubled in the past three years."
stated on April 16, 2012 in a campaign mailer:
Ron Oakley's "conservative leadership protected local taxpayers over government bureaucrats" as the Water Management District’s budget decreased by "58 percent in the four years he served on the board."
stated on February 8, 2011 in a mayoral debate:
A 2005 gay pride vote "had nothing to do with discrimination."
stated on December 9, 2010 in an interview with 'Creative Loafing':
"No one in the private sector gets unlimited accruals of vacation and sick leave."
stated on January 4, 2011 in a radio interview on WFLA-AM 970:
"There was no panhandling when I left office."
stated on November 23, 2010 in an interview with the St. Petersburg Times:
"Seven more people will die each and every day until the Legislature ratifies these (pain clinic) rules that are being approved by the Board of Medicine and the Department of Health."
stated on November 18, 2010 in a speech to the Council of 100:
Regulations are an "endemic weakness in government -- so old that Thomas Jefferson listed this problem among his charges against the King of England in the Declaration of Independence."
stated on August 27, 2010 in an ad.:
"When career politician Daniel Webster became speaker of the House, he wasted $32,000 of our money on a spiral staircase for his office."
stated on April 30, 2010 in a House floor speech:
For the new state budget, "Floridians have sent us $3 billion less of their funding."
stated on December 18, 2009 in a news release:
"The Florida Legislature raised taxes and fees by almost $2 billion" in the 2009 session.