The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Rhode Island
The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority "was supposed to exist only until the bonds used to build the Newport Bridge were paid off through tolls. Once the bonds were paid, the Newport Bridge was to be transferred to the State of Rhode Island and become toll-free."
Offshore wind power is "significantly less expensive than solar energy."
"Global surface temperatures have been flat for 16 years."
Under Obamacare, members of Congress are required to purchase their health insurance from the new exchanges.
Twenty four states have voter ID or comparable restrictions; before Barack Obama was elected, it was two.
"For several days in July of 2012, Greenland surface ice cover melted more than at any time in 30 years of satellite observation. During that month, an estimated 97% of the ice sheet thawed."
"They’ve seen employer-supported coverage increase in Massachusetts after this law (Romneycare) was implemented."
"The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan office, did an analysis and said that passing comprehensive immigration reform will reduce the federal deficit by $200 billion over the next decade."
"Rhode Island has the highest percentage of lawyers per capita in the country."
"We have no idea what is contained in [electronic cigarette] vapor."
"In Providence, R.I., it's illegal to sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday."
The ocean is now "much more acidic . . . than it has been for many millions of years."
The oceans "have become 30 percent more acidic."
Farming is "one of the fastest growing areas of our economy."
In Rhode Island, 9 percent of workers use the state's temporary disability insurance program each year while in New Jersey, the rate is only 3 percent.
Economic Development Commission Executive Director Keith Stokes "sent me a letter and he said the taxpayers will never be on the hook for these bonds" for 38 Studios.
Rhode Island's graduated driving license "has saved hundreds of lives."
"Seventy-four percent of Rhode Islanders support [a] national popular vote [for president] because they, as I, believe in one person-one vote."
"We have one of the most expensive General Assemblies, per capita, in the entire country."
Rhode Island "didn't ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution to pay federal income taxes. So Rhode Island doesn't even have to pay federal income taxes."
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