Statements we say are Mostly True
"Rhode Island is the only state where officers at state-supported [colleges] carry out their duties unarmed."
"They're saying that 40 percent of the traffic that goes over [the Sakonnet River Bridge is from] out of state."
"The commercial property tax [in Providence] is second highest in the country behind Detroit."
"In 1790, the first Congress, which was packed with framers, required all ship owners to provide medical insurance for seamen; in 1798, Congress also required seamen to buy hospital insurance for themselves. In 1792, Congress enacted a law mandating that all able-bodied citizens obtain a firearm."
"I think with the exception of the last year or maybe the last two years, we were at 100 percent" when it came to contributing to the Providence pension fund.
"We have one of the highest percentages per capita of nonprofits in this state of any state in the union."
"Mike Trainor...still owes $250,000 to the state."
"This year, the Blackstone Valley Mayoral Academy became the first public school in Rhode Island history to have 100 percent of its elementary-age students proficient in reading on state assessments."
The Central Falls fire department is "one of the lowest, if not the lowest, paid fire departments in the state and entire region."
"The average 401(k) in America of a person who's 60 years old is under $100,000."
"We are one of the most expensive [bus] rides in New England."
"The federal government borrows $4 billion every day."
"For every [coyote] they kill, the population will replace and usually multiply."
"We’re paying out-of-state residential facilities hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more," to house children in state custody
At Twin River, "we're more than competitive" with nearby casinos in slot machine payouts.
The richest 400 taxpayers are taxed at a lower rate than a $29,000-a-year worker
"Rhode Island has the highest percentage of uninsured adults of any state in New England."
"Over 80 percent of the people want the shot to vote" on whether to approve same-sex marriage, according to polls.
Rhode Island spends less than 10 percent of what the average state spends promoting tourism.
Measures taken by my administration "have saved taxpayers $1 billion."
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