Percentage points vs percentage
"We had the biggest drop of the rate of unemployment (in) all but 4 states."
Secret memo is highly contested
Mackubin Thomas Owens
"In the early 1980s, Sen. Edward Kennedy secretly offered to help Soviet leaders counter the Reagan administration’s position on nuclear disarmament."
Not if you adjust for population size
Rhode Island has invested less in tourism, economic development and economic development personnel than four nearby states.
Most studies disagree
Rhode Island "is one of the worst states" for income equality.
Most don't qualify for benefits that high
Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity
"Common welfare programs give income of $43,330 or $20.83 an hour."
No definitive evidence despite decades of research
Exposure to the electromagnetic fields from power lines "has been associated with childhood leukemia and other diseases."
An estimate that misleads
Gina Raimondo "paid 70 million in taxpayer dollars to millionaire hedge fund managers."
No evidence that she did more than express concern
"I fought 38 Studios from the beginning."
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."
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