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."
It’s now up to 31 percent
Ban the Box RI
"In Rhode Island, 28 percent of adults released from state prisons are re-incarcerated within a year."
SAT claim scores high
"Do you know that, statistically, when you take the SAT a second time, one third of the people that take the SAT, even if they've been studying, will get a lower score than they did the first time around?"
Vote early but not often
"In 32 other states and Washington D.C., they [voters] can avoid the wait by voting before Election Day."
CVS got 59 percent of the total
Of six Rhode Island tax-credit programs worth about $35 million, "three companies got 90 percent of that -- CVS and two companies not even located in the state of Rhode Island."
Make that at least two and a half decades
The state budget proposal has been submitted "on time and [it's] the earliest that a governor has done so in over two decades."
When the wind blows, the price will drop
"Did U know? Block Island Wind Farm would mean 40% est. drop in BI electric rates."
A sign of things to come?
"The five economic indicators that the federal government tracks - for the first time since August 2006 - were positive this October."
Green industries are a gusher for U.S. jobs
"We have more people working in clean and green energy than in oil and gas in this country."
Released felons can - and do - vote
Three thousand felons voted in Rhode Island in 2008.
The record backs him up
"The truth is David Cicilline voted for tougher laws against child abusers, domestic abusers and abusers of the elderly."
You can bet on it
"Connecticut's take on slot machines is 25 cents on the dollar. And the state's take on table games: zero."
Three sets of numbers, same trend
"While I was mayor of the city of Providence we had the lowest crime rate in 30 years."
Brown sided with Democrats on 4 "key" votes
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."
Support from minorities in both chambers
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."
It's 82 percent, and has been growing
A poll conducted in Egypt revealed that 80 percent of Egyptians oppose receiving foreign aid from the United States.
When times are bad, SSDI filings go up
In June 2012 "we actually had more people go on Social Security Disability [85,000] ... than the 80,000 jobs that were created."
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