Statements we say are Half-True
Since Gina Raimondo took office, investment fees on the state's pension portfolio "have gone up from about $12 million annually to about $50 million."
"Two years ago Providence alone spent $50,000 a year notifying the school department" about residents in the state's sex offender registry.
"Narragansett Bay waters are getting warmer -- 4 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the winter since the 1960s."
Right now, if Rhode Island police come across a young person with a gun, "they really don't legally have the right to take it away from them."
"Women make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men."
When the NECAP proficiency test is re-given to the kids the second and third time, harder questions are taken out.
"Harvard Study Finds States With Most Gun Laws Have Fewest Gun Deaths."
"No one knows who bought the [38 Studios] bonds. And there was some language put in the bond offer that they must remain anonymous."
"Even Roger Williams National Memorial in my home state of Rhode Island attracted nearly 51,000 visitors in 2011, with non local visitors adding more than $3.2 million to the local economy."
"In the period from 2007 to 2011, the Office of Health Insurance Commissioner reported an 18 percent decline in the state’s total medical spending."
Rhode Island is the last state still using the Optech III P voting machines and they don’t meet suggested federal standards.
More than 40 percent of sales nationally are made without background checks.
"Eighty percent of those who have applied for licenses have no cancer, no Parkinson's disease or glaucoma. They have nothing you would associate [with] the use of medical marijuana."
Driving with a dog in your lap is dangerous, in part, because it could fly forward in a crash. "An 80-pound dog at only 30 mph packs a 2,400-pound punch."
"Last year, handguns killed 48 people in Japan, 8 in Great Britain, 34 in Switzerland, 52 in Canada, 58 in Israel, 21 in Sweden, 42 in West Germany and 10,728 in the United States."
"Our welfare system now consumes 42 percent of our budget."
"Under the Obama administration, we are drilling and producing more domestic energy supplies than we ever had before."
"President Obama is attacking Paul Ryan on Medicare even though it is his administration with the help of Jim Langevin who cut $716 billion from Medicare."
Rhode Island has "the most burdensome level of health-insurance mandates in the nation."
"The largest number of bankruptcies in our country are really as a result of health care."
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