The Arditi file:
Lynn Arditi

Reporter

Lynn Arditi is a reporter for The Providence Journal who has written about the economy, the housing crisis, prostitution and, most recently, child welfare. Before coming to The Journal in 1989, she worked as a staff writer at the Center for Investigative Reporting, in Washington, D.C. and as a reporter at the Holyoke Transcript-Telegram, in Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Lynn Arditi

Enacting the Right-to-Carry Act would amount to "expanding the rights of sex offenders, terrorists, child predators, and abusers to carry concealed weapons across state lines.’’

"The American healthcare system burns 18 percent of our national GDP. Nobody else is close."

"Sixty-percent of the state retirees...don’t get Social Security.’’

"If Rhode Island does a hybrid [retirement] plan we’ll be the first state in the nation to do this.’’

"Minimum wage = $16,000/year CEO-Goldman Sachs (Lloyd Blankfein) $16,000/Hour."

"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."

"The reality is that we have roughly 15,000 undocumented immigrants living in the state..."

"[Federal] law says that you can't give in-state tuition to an illegal alien … unless you first offer it to any other student regardless of their state of residence."

"In the past six years alone, changes to the pension formula … have saved over half a billion dollars."

Recent stories from Lynn Arditi
Truth be told, PolitiFact Rhode Island turns 3!

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PolitiFact Rhode Island is now three years old.

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The push for tougher gun control legislation continues in the General Assembly Tuesday, April 9, as state officials hold a news conference at the State House to promote a package of bills covering such issues as background checks, firearms safety, weapons sales and modifying penalties for existing gun laws.

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