John Hill has been a Providence Journal reporter since 1989 and has worked in the South County, Johnston and Blackstone Valley bureaus. He now is a member of the Justice team, covering the state’s prison system.
Before joining The Journal, he worked for the Manchester (Conn.) Journal-Inquirer and in the business news department of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from John Hill
"Even Roger Williams National Memorial in my home state of Rhode Island attracted nearly 51,000 visitors in 2011, with non local visitors adding more than $3.2 million to the local economy."
"Eleven states complete their [legislative] sessions within three calendar months, and another five only meet biennially."
"Did U know? Block Island Wind Farm would mean 40% est. drop in BI electric rates."
"The five economic indicators that the federal government tracks - for the first time since August 2006 - were positive this October."
Public employees receive "something like 25 percent of the paychecks that are issued in Rhode Island."
"If you and I fail to defund ObamaCare now, some 16,000 new IRS agents will be begin prying into our private medical records, eyeing each and every one of our treatments and prescriptions for "violations’."
"We have more people working in clean and green energy than in oil and gas in this country."
"Our welfare system now consumes 42 percent of our budget."
Three thousand felons voted in Rhode Island in 2008.
"The truth is David Cicilline voted for tougher laws against child abusers, domestic abusers and abusers of the elderly."