Terms were secret but vote was public
Says Gina Raimondo's "venture capital firm secured a secret no-bid contract funded by taxpayers."
Taveras administration's changes weren't small
"The pension fund in the city of Providence is only 30 percent funded, about the same level as when he [Taveras] took office."
Except this year, and trend is down
"There have been at least 100 shootings each year [Angel Taveras] has been mayor" of Providence.
We’ll drink to that
"My campaign alone has created more jobs in the state of Rhode Island than Narragansett Beer."
A GOP volunteer who donated $125 is not "the campaign"
"Nazi imagery [was used] by the Block for Governor campaign to describe supporters of Allan Fung for Governor."
Companies support claim
"Before I was state treasurer, my Rhode Island business helped create over 1,000 jobs."
Garbage in, garbage out
"The increase in the garbage tax that [Mayor Allan Fung] imposed in Cranston for some people has been as much as $200."
True for crime rates, shooting stats are hit or miss
"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."
Cue "Pomp and Circumstance"
"Providence graduation rates are up."
City whittling down $231 million shortfall
Cranston's 2014-2015 "budget funds 100 percent of the local police and fire pension and other retiree benefit costs."
Moderate Party founding father fined $2,000 in 2009
Republican candidate for governor Ken Block was "fined and had to admit that (he) funneled money illegally to the Moderate Party."
Mixes recent characterizations with old donations
Republican candidate for governor Allan Fung "donated to Democrats like Congressman David Cicilline, disgraced (House) speaker Gordon Fox and even Mr. Obamacare, Harry Reid."
Opposition was clear in November
Ken "Block supports Obamacare."
Tripped up on drop-out stats
"Rhode Island has the highest dropout rate in New England at twenty-three percent."
Campaign letter oversimplifies, overreaches
I turned "a $110 million deficit into a $1.6 million surplus for our city."
Treasurer's 'calculation' ignores half the equation
"Residential property taxes [in Providence] are up nearly 27 percent under Mayor Taveras."
Try 444,100 dimes
Says gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell "hasn't spent a dime on advertising."
912 claims resolved, nearly $682,000 paid out
"My Treasury team eliminated a 900-case backlog in the Crime Victim Compensation Program."
Closer to 7 percent in 2013
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."
$42 fee was eliminated last year
After hiring a campaign manager in 2006, "I got this $100 and something fee ... for hazardous materials."
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