Statements we say are True
"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."
"Some criminals have learned how to spy on Americans, hacking into our home computers and looking out through the video camera attached to the screen."
Rhode Island spends "52 percent more per capita on human service programs than the national average."
"Providence is one of the busiest fire departments for its relative size in the country."
"A couple of hundred American cities are infested by members of the Mexican cartels."
"Rhode Island continues to have the highest rates of substance abuse in the country."
"No other Northeastern state has passed a photo ID law"
Proposed fees for Rhode Island beaches will still be "less than some of the town beaches."
Three courts have found the new health care law constitutional and two have found it unconstitutional.
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