We're Number 183!
"Of all cities in the United States with more than 100,000 people, Providence is the 183rd safest."
Key issue: whether warming due to 'natural patterns'
"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."
Hyperbole aside, he may be on target
"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."
At least since 1996
The town of Cumberland has "its highest bond rating in history."
Paperwork takes a bit longer
Passing a federal firearms "background check through the NICS database . . . typically takes 90 seconds."
Poll only looked at one type of ‘denier’
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.'"
Hyperbole aside, evidence supports claim
"We have created new jobs here in Cranston -- more than 1,000."
True Sept. 30, not so much since
"Providence has more of its pension fund invested in hedge funds and is less transparent" about it than the state.
Actually a bit higher
"Thirteen hundred" applicants in Rhode Island signed up for insurance through Obamacare.
And he wants it too
Forty-six states have a line-item veto for the governor.
Abolition of the toll is not in the law
The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority "was supposed to exist only until the bonds used to build the Newport Bridge were paid off through tolls. Once the bonds were paid, the Newport Bridge was to be transferred to the State of Rhode Island and become toll-free."
UPDATE: In R.I., wind power cheaper than solar
Offshore wind power is "significantly less expensive than solar energy."
Not the deep ocean
The oceans "have become 30 percent more acidic."
Many measures, each flawed
"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."
Small percentage of U.K. police are armed
"The UK has an unarmed police force and a firearm fatality rate that is 40 times lower per capita than in the U.S."
Newest data close to mark
"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."
No reefer madness here
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.
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