Cost so far: 4.5 billion dimes
The Convention Center "was sold as a building that would never cost taxpayers a dime."
It's a burning issue
A Penn State University study found that "electronic cigarettes . . . are far less addictive than cigarettes."
Based on one Stanford University study
Rose Mary Grant
Rhode Island "charter schools are nationally recognized as outperforming their counterparts across the country."
True in 2011
"Rhode Island has the second highest per enrollee (Medicaid) cost of any state in the country, which is 60 percent higher than the national average."
Numbers support her claim
"Of the 10,000 Rhode Island children in charter school lotteries for the fall, more than 70 percent are poor .... In addition, a majority of them are students of color."
Claim passes the test
"By spring 2014, parents of 60,000 students in New York state had refused to let them take the Common Core Tests."
Citizenship requirements for voting grew over time
"The right to vote in this country has never been intrinsically tied to citizenship."
It's actually lower
"Our median income here in Providence is the same as the median income in Mississippi."
He offered the warnings as Auditor General
"I was speaking out on pension reform almost 17 years ago."
And three times he didn't
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"As mayor, [Allan Fung] raised taxes three times."
Bucking the trend
"In the last six years of Cianci’s administration violent crime was down in the United States. It was down in the region. It was down in Rhode Island. But it was up in Providence."
Taveras administration's changes weren't small
"The pension fund in the city of Providence is only 30 percent funded, about the same level as when he [Taveras] took office."
Except this year, and trend is down
"There have been at least 100 shootings each year [Angel Taveras] has been mayor" of Providence.
We’ll drink to that
"My campaign alone has created more jobs in the state of Rhode Island than Narragansett Beer."
But benchmarks vary
Rhode Island's state pension system "underperformed the median three out of the four years that Mr. [Frank] Caprio was in office."
Cue "Pomp and Circumstance"
"Providence graduation rates are up."
City whittling down $231 million shortfall
Cranston's 2014-2015 "budget funds 100 percent of the local police and fire pension and other retiree benefit costs."
Mixes recent characterizations with old donations
Republican candidate for governor Allan Fung "donated to Democrats like Congressman David Cicilline, disgraced (House) speaker Gordon Fox and even Mr. Obamacare, Harry Reid."
True for individuals, not always for families
In the 1950s and 1960s, "the minimum wage was such that it would lift you out of poverty."
Supported by old data, one robocall poll
"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."
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