Statements we say are Mostly True
"Rhode Island has a [inmate] recidivism rate of over 60 percent."
"RIPTA has really some of the fullest buses for its transit agency size around the country."
"The UK has an unarmed police force and a firearm fatality rate that is 40 times lower per capita than in the U.S."
"If you are black or brown, you are nine times more likely to be stopped and frisked" in New York City.
When students leave our high schools and they go to the community college, 70-75 percent of them have to pay to take remedial math.
"Rhode Island could tell you who has a camper, but we couldn't figure out who has a gun."
In annual surveys of Rhode Island communities that receive Drug Free community grants, many report that more than 50 percent of youth surveyed do not think daily marijuana use poses any serious risk of harm.
"More than 9,000 Rhode Island voters used the Moderate Party master lever mechanism and they didn't have a single Moderate on their ballot."
Tide gauges measuring sea level in Rhode Island since 1930 have risen "maybe about 10 inches since that time."
"The governor does not have any power to veto a referendum [on same-sex marriage] that would be a constitutional amendment."
"Eleven states complete their [legislative] sessions within three calendar months, and another five only meet biennially."
Rhode Island has taken its federal Medicaid funding and shown it can run the program more cost-effectively than the federal government.
"There’s at least 7,500 addicted gamblers in Rhode Island, at least, … it could be as high as 22,000."
"The Providence Economic Development Partnership . . .which you [Cicilline] chaired, loaned $103,000 in taxpayer funds to one of your campaign workers. The worker never paid back the loan."
Providence has "amongst the highest tax rate(s) in the entire country."
"When President Obama took office, we were losing 700,000 jobs a month. Now we've had job growth, I think, for 24 consecutive months."
"For Social Security, which is projected to remain solvent through 2033, Whitehouse has cosponsored [a bill that] . . . would extend the life of the program by an additional 75 years."
Rep. Peter Petrarca "voted on two pieces of legislation that helped auto body shops … and at that point I think there is a conflict of interest."
"Thirty percent of [Sheldon Whitehouse' campaign] money is coming from special interests."
"An April study found that about 70 percent of ads in this election cycle have been negative [due to SuperPACs], up from only 9 percent through the same period in 2008."
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