Statements we say are Mostly True
"Providence graduation rates are up."
Cranston's 2014-2015 "budget funds 100 percent of the local police and fire pension and other retiree benefit costs."
Republican candidate for governor Allan Fung "donated to Democrats like Congressman David Cicilline, disgraced (House) speaker Gordon Fox and even Mr. Obamacare, Harry Reid."
In the 1950s and 1960s, "the minimum wage was such that it would lift you out of poverty."
"By a two-to-one margin, Rhode Islanders want to ban assault weapons and we have a very small percentage of gun owners in this state, less than 13 percent."
"Nine out of the 10 poorest states are Red states."
"The budget I managed at the Department of Education was more than $60 million."
"According to one study, the minimum wage today is worth $2 less than in 1968."
"We see a quarter-billion dollars in a pension fund that needs to be funded at $1.2 billion."
"The (New England) Patriots were led by an explosive offense that scored the second most points in the NFL."
"You don’t see Norway losing population, and its taxes are astronomical."
"Of all cities in the United States with more than 100,000 people, Providence is the 183rd safest."
"61 percent of non-tea party Republicans actually agree...there is 'solid evidence the earth is warming,' ...[but] 70 percent of tea partiers, contrarily, say there is 'no solid evidence' the earth is warming."
"The vast, overwhelming majority of [crimes that occur with a firearm] are committed by people who don’t legally possess that firearm in the first place."
The town of Cumberland has "its highest bond rating in history."
Passing a federal firearms "background check through the NICS database . . . typically takes 90 seconds."
In a poll, "53 percent of young Republican voters . . . under age 35 said that they would describe a climate [change] denier as 'ignorant,' 'out of touch' or 'crazy.'"
"We have created new jobs here in Cranston -- more than 1,000."
"Providence has more of its pension fund invested in hedge funds and is less transparent" about it than the state.
"Thirteen hundred" applicants in Rhode Island signed up for insurance through Obamacare.
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