The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Rhode Island
Passing a federal firearms "background check through the NICS database . . . typically takes 90 seconds."
"Since 1988, Congress has raised its own salary 15 times 'to reflect rising costs.' But raised the minimum wage only three times."
"Only 25 percent of what people buy is subject to Rhode Island’s sales tax."
In a poll, "53 percent of young Republican voters . . . under age 35 said that they would describe a climate [change] denier as 'ignorant,' 'out of touch' or 'crazy.'"
"Under Mayor Cicilline, [Providence] was a sanctuary city."
Rhode Island's unemployment insurance system "is the most expensive such system in the country."
"We have created new jobs here in Cranston -- more than 1,000."
"Providence has more of its pension fund invested in hedge funds and is less transparent" about it than the state.
"Soldiers Donating to Tea Party Now Face Punishment Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice."
"Test scores had gone up steadily for 40 years until No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top."
Gov. Lincoln Chafee has imposed "a mandatory abortion fee" on all Rhode Islanders who buy health insurance through the state’s Obamacare exchange.
"Local law enforcement . . . will have access to the [Obamacare] Data Hub’s treasure trove of personal info."
"Thirteen hundred" applicants in Rhode Island signed up for insurance through Obamacare.
"Six years after unionization, 20,000 fewer children in Illinois were being served by the Child Care and Development Fund program."
Forty-six states have a line-item veto for the governor.
The highest paid employee of the State of Rhode Island is a basketball coach.
If sea levels rise six feet due to climate change, Waterplace Park in Providence and Wickford village would be swamped
Under Mayor Angel Taveras "Providence’s bond rating was downgraded from A to BBB, two steps above junk-bond status."
"Wind power is the most undependable form of renewable energy."
Salaries for URI faculty are second to last among New England land grant universities and in lowest 20 percent of major U.S. research institutions
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