All in the bubbles
"This March, for the first time in human history, the monthly average carbon dioxide in our atmosphere exceeded 400 parts per million. The range had been 170-300 parts per million for hundreds of thousands of years."
31 percent increase over the past century
Annual precipitation "has increased in Rhode Island by over 12 inches in the last century."
Looks like a good bet
"The people of Tiverton have historically supported [gambling measures] at a rate higher than the rest of the state."
Make that 31.5 cents
"More than 30 cents of every state tax dollar goes to Medicaid."
Her numbers add up
"Contrary to popular belief, we actually don’t have that many public employees…We are well below average in the number of public employees.’’
"Research performed by economists has shown no consistent, positive impact on jobs, income or tax revenues arising from stadiums or sports franchises."
Take me out to the (publicly owned) ballpark
Thirty U.S. cities have Triple A baseball teams and "virtually everyone of them [is] playing in government owned ballparks."
Kids eat the darndest things
Cigarette butts "poison babies and small children because of the nicotine in them."
Marijuana's 'dark side'
"The 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that up to half of daily marijuana smokers become addicted -- an estimated 2.7 million people in the U.S."
2014 was hot stuff
"January through November 2014, the year so far, were the hottest first 11 months of any year recorded."
A pot of money
"Colorado raked in $60 million in marijuana taxes and licensing fees in the past year."
They called it the "water cure."
The United States "decided waterboarding was torture back when we court-martialed American soldiers for waterboarding Philippine insurgents in the Philippine revolution."
Numbers add up
"There are more African American men in prison, jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850."
Strong legislature, weak governor
Rhode Island's legislature is "the strongest in the country."
I spent only $36.29 on my campaign for governor.
Among the lowest
"We have the third-lowest minimum wage … of developed countries."
And there's no good evidence that he has
"Governor Carcieri has not been campaigning with me."
More lawsuits but secrecy persists
"In the past three years, we have prosecuted or brought more cases on access to public records than in the previous 12 years combined."
Rhode Island among few
The Rhode Island Catholic
Almost every state has offered an insurance plan on its health exchange that does not cover abortion.
And 36 others are collecting over $100,000 a year
"We have a retiree that is collecting a $17,000 paycheck a month . . . tax free."
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