It was more like $70 million
"The budget I managed at the Department of Education was more than $60 million."
With traditional CPI, the difference is even greater.
"According to one study, the minimum wage today is worth $2 less than in 1968."
Good numbers were hard to find
"We see a quarter-billion dollars in a pension fund that needs to be funded at $1.2 billion."
But not during the regular season
Rhode Island Senate
"The (New England) Patriots were led by an explosive offense that scored the second most points in the NFL."
Low temps, high taxes
"You don’t see Norway losing population, and its taxes are astronomical."
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."
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