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Today on Context Florida: No Casinos, Scott’s threat, graduation rates and the Permanent Campaign

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Today on Context Florida: For decades, casino lobbyists have tried to turn Florida into Las Vegas, says No Casinos president John Sowinski. But gambling lobbyists are back again, this time pushing for the biggest expansion of gambling in Florida’s history. There is a reason why they are so desperate to move into Florida and why responsible legislators should once again turn them away. Gov. Rick Scott wrote a letter to President Obama this week. Daniel Tilson asks, “Isn’t that special?” Well,…

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PolitiFact rules Charlie Crist on Florida’s graduation rate ‘Mostly True’

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  During his State of the State address, Gov. Charlie Crist took time to point out things that have gone well under his watch. One bold claim: “Our graduation rate is the highest it’s ever been.” Politifact put his statement under a microscope and found it mostly true: “Under the 1998 rubric, Florida’s graduation rate has steadily increased every year, except for a dip in 2005-06. It rose from 60.2 percent to 78.6 percent in 2008-09 — the highest under…

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PolitiFact rules Charlie Crist on Florida’s graduation rate ‘Mostly True’

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During his State of the State address, Gov. Charlie Crist took time to point out things that have gone well under his watch. One bold claim: “Our graduation rate is the highest it’s ever been.” Politifact put his statement under a microscope and found it mostly true: “Under the 1998 rubric, Florida’s graduation rate has steadily increased every year, except for a dip in 2005-06. It rose from 60.2 percent to 78.6 percent in 2008-09 — the highest under that…

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