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PolitiFact rules ‘True’ on Charlie Justice’s statement about the GOP-controlled Legislature raising taxes

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From PolitiFact: “Facing a staggering budget shortfall last year, Florida’s Republican-dominated Legislature had to make some tough decisions. Lawmakers relied on $5 billion in federal stimulus money, trimmed Medicaid reimbursement rates and cut several hundred government jobs. They also raised taxes and fees, a move that didn’t sit well with Sen. Charlie Justice, D-St. Petersburg, who is running for the congressional seat now held by Republican Rep. C.W. Bill Young… Still, Justice’s comment about new taxes is generally correct. State…

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PolitiFact rules ‘True’ on Charlie Justice’s statement about the GOP-controlled Legislature raising taxes

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From PolitiFact: “Facing a staggering budget shortfall last year, Florida’s Republican-dominated Legislature had to make some tough decisions. Lawmakers relied on $5 billion in federal stimulus money, trimmed Medicaid reimbursement rates and cut several hundred government jobs. They also raised taxes and fees, a move that didn’t sit well with Sen. Charlie Justice, D-St. Petersburg, who is running for the congressional seat now held by Republican Rep. C.W. Bill Young… Still, Justice’s comment about new taxes is generally correct. State…

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Charlie Crist’s fundraising efforts in perspective

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From the SP Times: We’re not sure Floridians’ hearts will necessarily swell with pride, but our governor is on his way to becoming one of the top campaign money raisers ever. In a lousy economy, Gov. Charlie Crist hauled in $4.3 million for his Republican Senate campaign. For perspective, consider that the average amount raised by Senate candidates through the entire 2008 election cycle was $2.4 million. Or that the old record for a Senate fundraising quarter was $1.7 million…

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