Peter B. Lord has been a reporter at The Providence Journal since 1979. He has been The Journal's environmental reporter since 1981. Lord has a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree in marine affairs from the University of Rhode Island.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Peter Lord
"We’re paying out-of-state residential facilities hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more," to house children in state custody
"Public sentiment in favor of collective bargaining and in favor of the unions has actually gone up as these governors, I think, have overreached and gone too far and tried to destroy the labor movement."
Woonsocket needs a garbage-burning power plant because "residents are paying through the nose for electricity that’s fueled by foreign oil, at prices that are skyrocketing."
"What we have now is the most generous, in my opinion, 'good time' bill in the entire United States."
"Roughly 25% of RI has a criminal record"
Says Sheldon Whitehouse said on Senate floor: "Everybody in Rhode Island who disagrees with me about Obamacare is an Aryan, is a white supremacist."
"There are nearly 500,000 registered sex offenders across the country and at any one time about 100,000 are unaccounted for."
The law has not established whether Rhode Island public employees have property rights to their pensions.
Welfare programs caused more long-term damage to Detroit than the atomic bomb caused to Hiroshima
"The most significant driver of out-migration [from Rhode Island] is the estate tax."