The system was short-changed for years
Vincent "Buddy" Cianci
"In 2001 and '02 . . . we had the pension system funded at (the) 100% level in that year, and we did for two years at that point."
Latest count shows that number is 4 times too high
"You have 200,000 to 400,000 military veterans on the street in this country on any given day."
Other comments suggest otherwise
Jorge Elorza "wants to impose a municipal income tax."
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."
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."
You really did
On the last night of the General Assembly, "by 11 o'clock 95 to 98 percent of the business was done. So we really didn't have that late-night session. We were just holding on one bill."
Tourist trips are always a minority
The Pell bridge "is a tourism bridge essentially and not a commuter bridge."
Dismissed for cause
Under a bill before the legislature, "you’d have to go to court to fire an employee."
Physicians, fix thy statistics
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
"Rhode Island’s teen binge drinking rate is double the national average."
Figure applies to personal income, not spending
"Only 25 percent of what people buy is subject to Rhode Island’s sales tax."
No sanctuary from the facts
"Under Mayor Cicilline, [Providence] was a sanctuary city."
Expensive, but not the "most expensive."
Rhode Island's unemployment insurance system "is the most expensive such system in the country."
No polyp pictures for police!
"Local law enforcement . . . will have access to the [Obamacare] Data Hub’s treasure trove of personal info."
Wind power tops solar in dependability
"Wind power is the most undependable form of renewable energy."
All lawyered up
"Rhode Island has the highest percentage of lawyers per capita in the country."
In fact, scientists do know
"We have no idea what is contained in [electronic cigarette] vapor."
Hundreds? Maybe two per year. Maybe.
Rhode Island's graduated driving license "has saved hundreds of lives."
Try TENS of thousands
"The average student comes out of college hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt."
Eight times too high
In Cranston, it costs $5,000 to $6,000 to send out community notifications on just one Level 3 sex offender.
Assertions that it makes no difference whether children are raised by heterosexual or homosexual parents have been "shattered by the latest and best social science and research."
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