Statements we say are True
The state budget proposal has been submitted "on time and [it's] the earliest that a governor has done so in over two decades."
"Did U know? Block Island Wind Farm would mean 40% est. drop in BI electric rates."
"The five economic indicators that the federal government tracks - for the first time since August 2006 - were positive this October."
"We have more people working in clean and green energy than in oil and gas in this country."
Three thousand felons voted in Rhode Island in 2008.
"The truth is David Cicilline voted for tougher laws against child abusers, domestic abusers and abusers of the elderly."
"Connecticut's take on slot machines is 25 cents on the dollar. And the state's take on table games: zero."
"While I was mayor of the city of Providence we had the lowest crime rate in 30 years."
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown shows someone can be bipartisan in Congress because he "votes about 66 percent with his own party."
"David Cicilline was the state representative who opposed tough mandatory sentences for those convicted of domestic violence and child abuse."
Rhode Island’s voter identification law was pushed by "a black Democrat in the House, a black Democrat in the Senate. That's a fact."
A poll conducted in Egypt revealed that 80 percent of Egyptians oppose receiving foreign aid from the United States.
In June 2012 "we actually had more people go on Social Security Disability [85,000] ... than the 80,000 jobs that were created."
"In 2010, Mr. [Anthony] Gemma described himself as a 'pro-life' candidate. Now, he claims to be pro-choice."
"Rhode Islanders pay among the highest auto repair bills in the nation."
"Under current law, if you go on a dating website and you say you're 32 and you're actually 42, you've committed a misdemeanor."
Rhode Island has the "worst maintained bridges in the United States of America . . . and we have the second worst maintained roads [behind] Alaska."
"The legislature was never given the opportunity to debate or vote on loaning $75 million to 38 Studios."
"Over the past five years the federal government has paid out $601 million in retirement and disability benefits to deceased former federal employees."
"When these [undocumented] students graduate from college, they're still illegal aliens. They cannot get a job."
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