The Salit file:
Richard Salit

Reporter

Richard Salit has been a reporter at the Providence Journal for 16 years. He worked in several of the newspaper’s regional bureaus covering numerous communities. More recently, he has covered health care.

Salit has won fellowships to annual conferences of the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting at the University of Rhode Island.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Richard Salit

"A family of four can make up to $88,000 a year and still get a subsidy for health insurance" under the new federal health care law.

"Dubious taxpayer-funded" stimulus spending -- Part II.

"Some criminals have learned how to spy on Americans, hacking into our home computers and looking out through the video camera attached to the screen."

"Dubious taxpayer-funded stimulus projects in Rhode Island include … $250,000 to provide digital television to the state’s inmate population."

"Voted the ‘best specialty plate in America’"

"We are one of the most expensive [bus] rides in New England."

"It’s just crazy that the government will ... make it illegal to use the old [incandescent] bulbs."

"Rhode Island continues to have the highest rates of substance abuse in the country."

The Central Falls School system "spent $100,000 on a time clock."

"No other Northeastern state has passed a photo ID law"

Recent stories from Richard Salit
Truth be told, PolitiFact Rhode Island turns 3!

There's a match being lit, but it's not being used to set someone's pants on fire.

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.

Lawmakers, Perry stand up for incandescents

Texas lawmakers and Gov. Rick Perry have taken a stand for the right of every Texan to buy Texas-made incandescent light bulbs. The proposal just signed into law reminds us that we’ve illuminated bulb claims before.

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