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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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