Statements we say are Half-True
"If you look at what we’ve done over the last several years, the crime rate has actually gone down in [Providence] and . . . the number of shootings has been going down."
"Rhode Island has the highest dropout rate in New England at twenty-three percent."
In Rhode Island, "Nearly 9 percent of covered employees go out on short term disability every year, with an average outage from work of almost 12 weeks each."
"Since I took office in January 2011, we have created 11,100 Rhode Island-based jobs."
"Of the 20 bills [Rep. David] Cicilline has sponsored in his three years in office, not a single one has advanced past the embryonic committee stage."
Gov. Lincoln Chafee has imposed "a mandatory abortion fee" on all Rhode Islanders who buy health insurance through the state’s Obamacare exchange.
Under Mayor Angel Taveras "Providence’s bond rating was downgraded from A to BBB, two steps above junk-bond status."
Salaries for URI faculty are second to last among New England land grant universities and in lowest 20 percent of major U.S. research institutions
"Global surface temperatures have been flat for 16 years."
Twenty four states have voter ID or comparable restrictions; before Barack Obama was elected, it was two.
"For several days in July of 2012, Greenland surface ice cover melted more than at any time in 30 years of satellite observation. During that month, an estimated 97% of the ice sheet thawed."
The ocean is now "much more acidic . . . than it has been for many millions of years."
"Seventy-four percent of Rhode Islanders support [a] national popular vote [for president] because they, as I, believe in one person-one vote."
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."
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