No objection made
The Rhode Island Parole Board "never received an objection from the attorney general" to the parole of convicted murder Alfred Brissette.
912 claims resolved, nearly $682,000 paid out
"My Treasury team eliminated a 900-case backlog in the Crime Victim Compensation Program."
Take it to the bank -- if you have one
"In Rhode Island today, 25 percent of our households either don't have a bank account at all, or they have a bank account and they're still relying on high-cost financial services like payday loans, pawn shop check cashing and so on."
Puff, the Magic . . . Whoa!
"Today’s marijuana is 300 percent to 800 percent more potent than the pot of yesteryear."
Numbers add up
In the U.S., "African-Americans continue to be arrested at nearly three and one half times the rate of whites" on marijuana charges.
Seventy-five percent of the young adults in this country are not mentally or physically fit to serve.
What’s the meaning of life?
Rhode Island is "almost dead last" among Northeastern states in the length of time first-degree murderers must spend in prison before they’re eligible for parole.
The bare minimum
Of minimum wage workers in Rhode Island "only 14 percent serve as sole income earner for their family."
But DEM says hunting rules don't apply if they are "culling"
Deer baiting, planned for Block Island by DEM, is illegal in Rhode Island.
Quonset tenants kick in
"We’ve had the private sector more than double the investment that was made by the public sector" at Quonset Business Park.
Tax power unstated, but all too real
The General Assembly "has no explicit constitutional authority to impose income, sales, estate and the myriad of other taxes upon us."
Coach slam-dunks others on pay
The highest paid employee of the State of Rhode Island is a basketball coach.
Water, water everywhere
If sea levels rise six feet due to climate change, Waterplace Park in Providence and Wickford village would be swamped
If it's good for the goose . . .
Under Obamacare, members of Congress are required to purchase their health insurance from the new exchanges.
They’ve got ‘em covered
"They’ve seen employer-supported coverage increase in Massachusetts after this law (Romneycare) was implemented."
Report offers best estimate
"The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan office, did an analysis and said that passing comprehensive immigration reform will reduce the federal deficit by $200 billion over the next decade."
She's right. Stokes was so, so wrong.
Economic Development Commission Executive Director Keith Stokes "sent me a letter and he said the taxpayers will never be on the hook for these bonds" for 38 Studios.
This General Assembly doesn't come cheap
"We have one of the most expensive General Assemblies, per capita, in the entire country."
Lots of boots on the ground
North Korea has a "substantial standing army, one of the largest, certainly the largest per capita, in the world."
"If you are a federally licensed gun dealer and your license is revoked because you've engaged in misconduct ... your entire inventory under prevailing law is deemed your personal collection. You then can sell it free from any background checks."
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