Monday, November 20, 2017


Allison Graves, PolitiFact Florida staff writer

Allison Graves, PolitiFact Florida staff writer

Allison Graves is a PolitiFact Florida staff writer based in St. Petersburg, Fla. Before PolitiFact Florida, she held a year-long internship with PolitiFact National and reported for PolitiFact Missouri. Graves is a 2016 graduate from the University of Missouri, where she majored in journalism.

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine speaks at a Tampa Tiger Bay Club meeting at the Ferguson Law Center in Tampa on May 19, 2017.  (LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times)

PolitiFact Florida: Did Rick Scott run ads bragging about Florida’s minimum wage?

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine wasted no time attacking current Gov. Rick Scott as he jumped into the 2018 governor’s race.In a Nov. 1 speech announcing his run, Levine, a Democrat, criticized the governor for being so proud of the state’s...
Published: 11/20/17
Gail Porter, right, explains to her nurse, Isabel Canizares, RN, OCN, symptoms she has been experiencing during a clinical trial treatment at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa in August.
 (CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times)

PolitiFact Florida: Adam Putnam right. We need more nurses in Florida

In the Florida governor’s race, both Republicans and Democrats have highlighted an issue facing the Sunshine State: a shortage of nurses.For months now, Republican Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has highlighted a surprising factoid about...
Published: 11/13/17
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman celebrated his reelection win Tuesday night at his watch party at Nova 535. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]

Rick vs. Rick: St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman completes comeback

ST. PETERSBURG — There has never been anything in city history like Rick vs. Rick.For the first time in the strong-mayor era, two mayors battled each other for City Hall. They were veteran politicians who brought deep pockets, residual anger...
Published: 11/06/17
Updated: 11/07/17
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announces the creation of new jobs at the new offices of Think Anew in Tampa. The Mississippi company specializes in IT services for small to midsize healthcare companies. (CHRIS URSO   |   Times)

PolitiFact Florida: Agency oversells Gov. Rick Scott’s role in reducing number of uninsured children

The vast disruption of Hurricane Irma meant many families risked losing their children’s health insurance coverage due to missed payments.
Published: 11/06/17