Statements we say are Half-True
When you compare our state pension system "to other systems throughout the country, our benefits are not gold-plated. They are not rich. They are actually average or below average."
"About 22 percent of adults in Rhode Island and approximately 30 percent of youth (ages 10-17) are considered obese."
"Last year it was discovered that Rhode Island's public employees ranked 4th in average pay, while the private sector ranked 23rd."
"Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the United States, and Rhode Island has the second-highest incidence of this disease in the country."
Secure Communities "has a proven track record of enhancing public safety by focusing on violent offenders and those that pose a threat to our communities and our national security."
"Every dropout costs us $72,000 for the life of that person."
"Over half of the foreign-born population in Rhode Island is white."
She "led the fight to stop health insurance rate hikes and saved Rhode Island families over $150 million."
Says Lincoln Chafee "settled a union strike by giving the teachers a 19-percent-raise."
"The Republican candidate [John Loughlin] has talked about privatizing Social Security ... so we know where he stands on the issue."
"Deepwater's own testimony . . . is they said they'll create six jobs."
"1 in 4 Rhode Islanders under the age of 65 does not have health insurance."
Repealing the sales tax on boats in Rhode Island has spawned 2,000 companies, 7,000 jobs and close to $2 billion a year in sales activity.
"The Congressional Budget Office estimates that for every $1 we spend on unemployment benefits, $1.90 is put into our economy."
For every $1 spent on afterschool programs, "we can save over $5, almost $6, in crime costs down the line."
Because of union rules, cooks helpers moved into DMV jobs they were not trained for
The lieutenant governor has the power to be an "economic ambassador" and "negotiate" on economic development
Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis wrongly takes credit for small-business program
“If every small business in our state, on average, was able to create one new job we would cut our unemployment rate in half.”
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