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PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking statistics about Puerto Ricoís storm recovery

PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking statistics about Puerto Ricoís storm recovery

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson is calling on the federal government to help Puerto Rico address the fallout from Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm that hit the island more than four months ago.Nelson, a Democrat seeking re-election this year, and Republi...
Published: 02/12/18
Why wonít Rick Scott ride the giant slide at the Florida State Fair?

Why wonít Rick Scott ride the giant slide at the Florida State Fair?

UPDATED: It appears that Florida Gov. Rick Scott will end his tenure as governor without ever taking a ride down the giant slide at the Florida State Fair.Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam tweeted a photo from the fair showing Putnam, Attorney ...
Published: 02/07/18
Updated: 02/08/18
PolitiFact Florida: Did slaves help build the Old Capitol building in Tallahassee?

PolitiFact Florida: Did slaves help build the Old Capitol building in Tallahassee?

Rep. Kionne McGhee, D-Miami, offered an emotional speech about the role slavery played in Floridaís history as the Florida House prepared to vote on a slavery memorial at the Capitol.McGhee, the billís sponsor, referred to a mural in the House chambe...
Published: 02/05/18
PolitiFact Florida: DeSantis wrong about U.N. resolutions against Israel

PolitiFact Florida: DeSantis wrong about U.N. resolutions against Israel

Rep. Ron DeSantis, a Republican candidate for governor, recently went head-to-head with an audience member after criticizing the United Nationsí treatment of Israel in the final year of Barack Obamaís presidency."I donít know really what they do othe...
Updated one month ago
Hallandale Beach mayor accepted illegal checks from Russians, prosecutors say

Hallandale Beach mayor accepted illegal checks from Russians, prosecutors say

Joy Cooper knew the value of her political power.On a summer day in 2012, the Hallandale Beach mayor met in her City Hall office with two men she thought were wealthy landowners from California as well as a close acquaintance, South Florida attorney ...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: Claims about prison price-gouging decry $17 soup, $18 tampons

PolitiFact Florida: Claims about prison price-gouging decry $17 soup, $18 tampons

Advocates of Florida prisoners protested outside of the Florida Department of Corrections in Tallahassee on Tuesday, demanding answers to questions of alleged price-gouging in prisons across the state.Protesters from dozens of grass roots organizatio...
Updated one month ago
Record number of inmates died in Florida prisons last year. And they died younger than past years.

Record number of inmates died in Florida prisons last year. And they died younger than past years.

More inmates died in Florida prisons last year than in any other year on record, leaving the state scrambling to identify causes and find solutions. The tally, 428 inmate deaths in 2017, was released late Friday by the Florida Department of Correctio...
Updated one month ago
The Buzz: Democratic candidates take aim at Scott

The Buzz: Democratic candidates take aim at Scott

Itís increasingly clear that if and when Gov. Rick Scott finally revs the engine on his campaign for U.S. Senate, he will face attacks not just from Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson but also from countless other Democrats up and down the ballot in Fl...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Rick Scottís Full Flop on oil drilling

PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Rick Scottís Full Flop on oil drilling

Gov. Rick Scott met with a member of President Donald Trumpís administration and struck a deal to remove Florida from a list of states proposed for more offshore oil drilling."As a result of our interest in making sure that thereís no drilling here, ...
Updated one month ago
Trumpís visits increase terrorism risk, Florida County says

Trumpís visits increase terrorism risk, Florida County says

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trumpís frequent visits to South Florida make the area a high-risk target for terrorism, one that justifies more money from the federal government, Palm Beach Countyís top law enforcement agency says.The Palm ...
Updated one month ago