Dud claim goes up in smoke
There was "a 57-percent decrease in fireworks-related injuries in 2000 [after Connecticut legalized sparklers] compared to the 14 years prior."
Numbers have been stable
"The proportion of Rhode Islanders entering substance abuse treatment primarily due to marijuana use has reached its highest point in 20 years."
31 percent increase over the past century
Annual precipitation "has increased in Rhode Island by over 12 inches in the last century."
Percentage points vs percentage
"We had the biggest drop of the rate of unemployment (in) all but 4 states."
Looks like a good bet
"The people of Tiverton have historically supported [gambling measures] at a rate higher than the rest of the state."
It's a burning issue
A Penn State University study found that "electronic cigarettes . . . are far less addictive than cigarettes."
Based on one Stanford University study
Rhode Island "charter schools are nationally recognized as outperforming their counterparts across the country."
Make that 31.5 cents
"More than 30 cents of every state tax dollar goes to Medicaid."
Secret memo is highly contested
"In the early 1980s, Sen. Edward Kennedy secretly offered to help Soviet leaders counter the Reagan administration’s position on nuclear disarmament."
True in 2011
"Rhode Island has the second highest per enrollee (Medicaid) cost of any state in the country, which is 60 percent higher than the national average."
The foods are common, organisms in the food are not
"In an average grocery store, roughly 75 percent of processed foods contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs."
Numbers support her claim
"Of the 10,000 Rhode Island children in charter school lotteries for the fall, more than 70 percent are poor .... In addition, a majority of them are students of color."
Teen drinking rates falling, not rising
"We've seen the increase of alcohol use for underage kids even though alcohol has been illegal ... for kids under 21."
Her numbers add up
"Contrary to popular belief, we actually don’t have that many public employees…We are well below average in the number of public employees.’’
"Research performed by economists has shown no consistent, positive impact on jobs, income or tax revenues arising from stadiums or sports franchises."
Faulty premise, faulty conclusion
"Abortions account for 94 percent of the services provided for pregnant women by Planned Parenthood."
Not if you adjust for population size
Rhode Island has invested less in tourism, economic development and economic development personnel than four nearby states.
Take me out to the (publicly owned) ballpark
Thirty U.S. cities have Triple A baseball teams and "virtually everyone of them [is] playing in government owned ballparks."
Kids eat the darndest things
Cigarette butts "poison babies and small children because of the nicotine in them."
Most studies disagree
Rhode Island "is one of the worst states" for income equality.
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