The Smith file:
Gregory Smith

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Gregory Smith is a veteran reporter for the Providence Journal, most recently having covered  public safety in Providence. Since he began work at The Journal in 1972, he has been a reporter in suburban bureaus and at Providence City Hall, managed the Journal’s former news bureaus in Woonsocket and Greenville, and served as deputy business editor and as a copy editor. Smith has a bachelor of science degree in journalism and political science from Syracuse University.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Gregory Smith

"Six years after unionization, 20,000 fewer children in Illinois were being served by the Child Care and Development Fund program."

Forty-six states have a line-item veto for the governor.

The highest paid employee of the State of Rhode Island is a basketball coach.

Under Mayor Angel Taveras "Providence’s bond rating was downgraded from A to BBB, two steps above junk-bond status."  

Salaries for URI faculty are second to last among New England land grant universities and in lowest 20 percent of major U.S. research institutions

Offshore wind power is "significantly less expensive than solar energy."

"Rhode Island has the highest percentage of lawyers per capita in the country."

Farming is "one of the fastest growing areas of our economy."

"There hasn’t been a Republican in the legislature or the City Council in Providence in over 30 years."

Recent stories from Gregory Smith
Truth be told, PolitiFact Rhode Island turns 3!

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It's to light three birthday candles.

PolitiFact Rhode Island is now three years old.

We think it's a cause for celebration and, from what our readers have told us, they have reason to celebrate as well.

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