Statements we say are Mostly False
Employers and schools have no right to conduct "surveillance of a dorm room or a worker’s cubicle."
"In recent years, menhaden numbers along our coast have plummeted by 90 percent."
"By voting to approve [Question 1], we can . . . save 900 jobs" at Twin River.
"When Congressman Langevin took office, gas was around $1.70 per gallon, and now it is near $4 per gallon."
Brendan Doherty wants "to repeal Obamacare, increasing drug prices for seniors."
James Langevin "has received almost $20 million from taxpayers and special interests to use at his own discretion to supposedly champion Rhode Island’s needs."
David Cicilline was "required to provide key information about city finances to an independent outside auditor. The deadlines were clear -- yet [he intentionally] missed them by months" until after the November 2010 election.
"The auditor [for the city of Providence] was not locked out" of access to the city's finances.
After the 9/11 terrorist attacks grounded commercial air traffic, "there was a temperature drop while the airplanes weren't flying, for the week afterwards."
Women "earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men in the same position."
"Massachusetts is reporting a trend far below the national trend in the escalation of health-care costs in this year."
"We came out against Deepwater and everybody is now paying for [the project] in their electric bills."
Gas prices have gone up 99 percent since Obama became president, "the highest gas price increase since Carter."
"If you look at states that are right to work, they constantly do not have budget deficits and they have very good business climates."
The polls "show over half of Americans identify themselves as being pro-life."
"[Renewable energy] projects . . . get us off foreign oil and away, step by step, from these foreign entanglements that we have to get into to defend our oil supply."
Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo "raised the mortality rate from 65 to 87" and "used a 1994 annuity chart" to create the pension crisis.
"The State of Rhode Island has the worst state-funded pension in the country."
"The Tax Foundation figures Rhode Island as the 10th highest state for state and local tax burden per capita in the country. We're the 6th worst in the country for the business tax index. We're the 3rd highest per capita in the country for all taxes."
"[Federal] law says that you can't give in-state tuition to an illegal alien … unless you first offer it to any other student regardless of their state of residence."
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