Statements from the Rhode Island: 2014 Governor's race

"The pension fund in the city of Providence is only 30 percent funded, about the same level as when he [Taveras] took office."

"There have been at least 100 shootings each year [Angel Taveras] has been mayor" of Providence.

"My campaign alone has created more jobs in the state of Rhode Island than Narragansett Beer."

"Nazi imagery [was used] by the Block for Governor campaign to describe supporters of Allan Fung for Governor."

"Before I was state treasurer, my Rhode Island business helped create over 1,000 jobs."

"The increase in the garbage tax that [Mayor Allan Fung] imposed in Cranston for some people has been as much as $200."

"If you look at what we’ve done over the last several years, the crime rate has actually gone down in [Providence] and . . . the number of shootings has been going down."

"Providence graduation rates are up."

Cranston's 2014-2015 "budget funds 100 percent of the local police and fire pension and other retiree benefit costs."

Republican candidate for governor Ken Block was "fined and had to admit that (he) funneled money illegally to the Moderate Party."

Republican candidate for governor Allan Fung "donated to Democrats like Congressman David Cicilline, disgraced (House) speaker Gordon Fox and even Mr. Obamacare, Harry Reid."

Ken "Block supports Obamacare."

"Rhode Island has the highest dropout rate in New England at twenty-three percent."

I turned "a $110 million deficit into a $1.6 million surplus for our city."

"Residential property taxes [in Providence] are up nearly 27 percent under Mayor Taveras."

Says gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell "hasn't spent a dime on advertising."

"My Treasury team eliminated a 900-case backlog in the Crime Victim Compensation Program."

In Rhode Island, "Nearly 9 percent of covered employees go out on short term disability every year, with an average outage from work of almost 12 weeks each."

After hiring a campaign manager in 2006, "I got this $100 and something fee ... for hazardous materials."  

Under a bill before the legislature, "you’d have to go to court to fire an employee."

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