His point may be valid, but his numbers are off
"We have a goal of 10 percent of [City of Providence] contracts going to women and minority businesses. In reality, less than 1 percent of contracts go to women and minority businesses."
Terms were secret but vote was public
Says Gina Raimondo's "venture capital firm secured a secret no-bid contract funded by taxpayers."
Reed and 59 others
Mark S. Zaccaria
Sen. Jack Reed "cast the deciding vote in the Senate for the Affordable Care Act."
Recent numbers show otherwise
"The per-pupil cost in the [Blackstone Valley Prep] Mayoral Academy far outweighs the per-pupil cost in Cumberland public schools."
It would take 10 years. Maybe.
The Senate proposal to restore emergency unemployment benefits for five months was "fully paid for."
Minimum wage factoid not based on the minimum wage
"The average age of the minimum wage worker is 35 years old."
No command of the timing.
Peter Kilmartin voted for the 38 Studios loan guarantee and his State House job was to "twist [legislator’s] arms to vote for deals like this."
Campaign letter oversimplifies, overreaches
I turned "a $110 million deficit into a $1.6 million surplus for our city."
"Fifty percent of Americans will go hungry at some time in their lives."
Statistic itself is premature
"Pregnant women who stand for five to six hours at a time increase their risk of pre-term pregnancy by 80 percent."
Your own report says otherwise
"A grant for $5,000 [from the Governor’s Workforce Board] went to teach an employee at a company that makes ornamental business card holders how to use Facebook and Twitter."
$42 fee was eliminated last year
After hiring a campaign manager in 2006, "I got this $100 and something fee ... for hazardous materials."
Evidence hazy at best
"Marijuana contains 50 to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than tobacco."
Make that seven minimum wage hikes.
"Since 1988, Congress has raised its own salary 15 times 'to reflect rising costs.' But raised the minimum wage only three times."
Get out the red pencil
"Test scores had gone up steadily for 40 years until No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top."
Decrease in home care was smaller, no evidence it was due to unionization
"Six years after unionization, 20,000 fewer children in Illinois were being served by the Child Care and Development Fund program."
Latest figures show otherwise
Farming is "one of the fastest growing areas of our economy."
Too many wrong numbers here
In Rhode Island, 9 percent of workers use the state's temporary disability insurance program each year while in New Jersey, the rate is only 3 percent.
Off by a decade
"There hasn’t been a Republican in the legislature or the City Council in Providence in over 30 years."
Strongly worded, not supported
Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island
"Half of all hospitalized seniors are suffering from malnutrition so severe that it either caused their illness or it prevents them from getting better."
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