Latest Half-True Fact-checks in Florida Facebook posts stated on August 22, 2022 in a Facebook post: Sarasota, Florida, teachers told they cannot purchase books, accept donated reading materials, order from Scholastic or hold book fairs. Charlie Crist stated on May 4, 2022 in a press conference: “It costs more to live in many Florida cities than New York City.” Crystal Peoples-Stokes stated on March 29, 2022 in a news release: “Cities in notoriously ‘tough on crime’ states like Texas and Florida saw a more significant increase in violent crime than cities in NYS.” Joe Biden stated on January 11, 2022 in a speech on voting rights in Georgia: “In the 2020 election, President Trump voted from behind the desk in the White House in Florida.” Rick Scott stated on December 7, 2021 in a press release: The Build Back Better Act “includes $34.5 billion in cuts” for charity care funding to hospitals. Ron DeSantis stated on June 16, 2021 in a press conference: “That meth … it’s almost all coming across the southern border and it’s been accelerating for the last six months.” Ron DeSantis stated on November 30, 2020 in a press conference: “The states that are locked down are increasing at twice the rate we are” in Florida Congressional Leadership Fund stated on October 7, 2020 in an ad: Says Debbie Mucarsel-Powell's family received $700,000 from the firm of "violent warlord Ihor Kolomoisky," who is compared to Fidel Castro and Nicolás Maduro. Mike Pence stated on October 7, 2020 in a debate: “With regard to hurricanes, the National Oceanic (and Atmospheric) Administration tells us that actually, as difficult as they are, there are no more hurricanes today than there were 100 years ago.” Debbie Mucarsel-Powell stated on September 17, 2020 in a campaign website: Says Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez “approved a 67% pay raise for himself and increased his own pension. He makes $250,000 a year, more than almost every big-city Mayor in the country. He also kept his taxpayer-funded Mercedes-Benz after slashing $400 million in government jobs and spending.” Debbie Mucarsel-Powell stated on August 21, 2020 in an ad: After a bridge collapse killed six people, Carlos Gimenez extended a $130 million contract to the construction company, where one of his sons worked and for which another lobbied. Ron DeSantis stated on April 14, 2020 in an April 14, 2020 press briefing: “Obesity is, like, the No. 1 factor in whether you really get hit hard by COVID-19.” Occupy Democrats stated on March 12, 2020 in a Facebook post: Says Rep. Matt Gaetz and Sen. Ted Cruz took two weeks paid sick leave to self-quarantine. Gaetz “voted in 2013 to make it illegal for any city in Florida to enact paid sick leave,” and Cruz “voted in 2015 in the U.S. Senate against paid sick leave.” Bernie Sanders stated on January 13, 2020 in a Sun Sentinel op ed: "In Florida children are required to take their first standardized test within 30 days of beginning kindergarten and Gov. DeSantis wants to extend that requirement to preschoolers." Florida Democratic Party stated on September 30, 2019 in a tweet: "$575 billion cut from Medicare in Trump’s proposed 2020 budget." Donna Shalala stated on July 21, 2019 in an interview on CBSMiami with Jim DeFede: Says children at Homestead migrant facility "get 30 minutes over a month to talk to family members. If they were in a prison — a federal prison — they would get 300 minutes." Rick Scott stated on July 8, 2019 in a tweet: "Americans are traveling to Canada to pay 12 times less for insulin than they would here in the US." Florida Democratic Party stated on June 17, 2019 in a press release: The Trump administration has denied "4.2 million American workers overtime." Alcee Hastings stated on February 5, 2019 in a statement to the press: "In 2018, we endured a school shooting nearly once a week." José Oliva stated on January 30, 2019 in AP legislative day in Tallahassee: Health care is the "No. 1 reason for bankruptcy." Andrew Gillum stated on October 24, 2018 in a WPBF debate: Says Ron DeSantis has not revealed $145,000 in receipts of public taxpayer money. Andrew Gillum stated on September 26, 2018 in an ad: "In Congress, Ron DeSantis demanded that any new health law eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions." Andrew Gillum stated on September 26, 2018 in an ad: "When (Ron DeSantis) was asked what cancer patients should do without health insurance, DeSantis said 'show up to the emergency room.'" Andrew Gillum stated on September 30, 2018 in in an interview: Says Florida's economy "is largely propped up on low-wage work." Andrew Gillum stated on September 2, 2018 in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union": Says there is a report "that showed that, should we move to cover more people to a Medicare for All system, we could actually save the system trillions over an extended period of time." Florida Democratic Party stated on September 5, 2018 in a tweet: "Nearly 7 million Floridians have pre-existing conditions — but Rick Scott and Florida Republicans wants to take away their health care coverage by ending the Affordable Care Act." Ron DeSantis stated on September 2, 2018 in a radio interview: Says Andrew Gillum "wants to abolish ICE and doesn't believe in doing any type of immigration enforcement." Unite Here Florida PAC stated on August 16, 2018 in a TV ad: "Gwen Graham owns a $14 million stake in her family’s company that’s behind the American Dream Mall. ... While Graham and her family will make millions, Florida will be stuck with poverty wage jobs, endangered wildlife and massive traffic congestion." Adam Putnam stated on July 17, 2018 in a TV ad: "Congressman DeSantis voted to cut Social Security and Medicare" and "voted to increase the retirement age." Democratic Governors Association stated on July 13, 2018 in a post on Medium: Says Adam Putnam "backed a water bill that gutted water quality regulations."