Gov. Rick Scott says that Florida has invested big bucks in the environment.
As he boasted about the state’s record during his economic summit for GOP presidential contenders in Orlando June 2, Scott reeled off a bunch of statistics about Florida’s budget and economy including this one: "If you care about the environment, we've got record funding."
Scott’s record on the environment has been scrutinized since he first ran for office in 2010. Since that time, news reports detailed how state officials under his watch have been banned from using terms such as "climate change," environmental fines have nosedived, and Scott has boasted about reducing the number of days to get anenvironmental permit.
But despite that record, does Florida now have "record funding" for the environment? No, it doesn’t. See what PolitiFact Florida found.