Statements we say are True
"When these [undocumented] students graduate from college, they're still illegal aliens. They cannot get a job."
"We have to recognize that our salaries for faculty are the lowest in New England with the exception of the University of Maine."
"Rhode Island’s exports have increased by 53 percent in the last two years."
"This is the only state in the country that bypassed the General Assembly to authorize [in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants]."
"Every poll you see, the overwhelming majority of people want [E-Verify]."
"More than 27,000 Rhode Island jobs depend on trade with Canada."
"There are a lot of casinos across the country that have gone bankrupt."
Rhode Island has the "the second-most heavily deployed National Guard in the United States."
"We aren't the only state cutting back on public television."
"After filing a lawsuit in Rhode Island, we reached an agreement with state agencies that resulted in more voters being registered in the first full month after our lawsuit than in the entire previous two-year reporting period."
"Rhode Island already gets more revenue per capita from gambling than any other state in the country."
"The American healthcare system burns 18 percent of our national GDP. Nobody else is close."
"Nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended."
"Under Governor Almond the RI DMV had a program that allowed undocumented [people to] use their Personal Tax Identification Number . . . to apply [for] and receive a RI driver’s license."
"Health care is the greatest contribution to spending increases in the state budget."
"Legally, it doesn't make any difference" which state district you live in when running for Congress.
"A family of four can make up to $88,000 a year and still get a subsidy for health insurance" under the new federal health care law.
"In 1976, the first year that Pell Grants were fully funded, a full Pell Grant paid 72 percent of the cost of attendance at a typical four-year public college. Today, a full Pell Grant covers just 34 percent of those costs.
Says an amendment specifying when military members may use deadly force "does nothing to change existing rules of engagement for American service members."
A national study of 2,500 charter schools shows that "maybe 20 percent do better than the community public schools, 40 percent or so do worse and the rest are not having any significant difference."
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