The system was short-changed for years
"In 2001 and '02 . . . we had the pension system funded at (the) 100% level in that year, and we did for two years at that point."
A claim that holds up
"Every time [the people from Newport Tent] work in a city or town they have a whole different set of permits that they have to get in order to pitch a tent."
Deficit claim inflated
"When I left office, there was a $7-million surplus in Providence," but in 2008, the city had a $110-million deficit.
Latest count shows that number is 4 times too high
"You have 200,000 to 400,000 military veterans on the street in this country on any given day."
Terms were secret but vote was public
Says Gina Raimondo's "venture capital firm secured a secret no-bid contract funded by taxpayers."
Other comments suggest otherwise
Jorge Elorza "wants to impose a municipal income tax."
Taveras administration's changes weren't small
"The pension fund in the city of Providence is only 30 percent funded, about the same level as when he [Taveras] took office."
Except this year, and trend is down
"There have been at least 100 shootings each year [Angel Taveras] has been mayor" of Providence.
We’ll drink to that
"My campaign alone has created more jobs in the state of Rhode Island than Narragansett Beer."
High, but not that high
"Over 60 percent of the provisional ballots cast in [the 2012] election were disqualified because those folks were not duly registered as voters."
A GOP volunteer who donated $125 is not "the campaign"
"Nazi imagery [was used] by the Block for Governor campaign to describe supporters of Allan Fung for Governor."
Companies support claim
"Before I was state treasurer, my Rhode Island business helped create over 1,000 jobs."
Reed and 59 others
Sen. Jack Reed "cast the deciding vote in the Senate for the Affordable Care Act."
Not adjusted for inflation
The cost of "college education has gone up 1,200 percent since 1978."
Recent numbers show otherwise
"The per-pupil cost in the [Blackstone Valley Prep] Mayoral Academy far outweighs the per-pupil cost in Cumberland public schools."
But benchmarks vary
Rhode Island's state pension system "underperformed the median three out of the four years that Mr. [Frank] Caprio was in office."
Garbage in, garbage out
"The increase in the garbage tax that [Mayor Allan Fung] imposed in Cranston for some people has been as much as $200."
True for crime rates, shooting stats are hit or miss
"If you look at what we’ve done over the last several years, the crime rate has actually gone down in [Providence] and . . . the number of shootings has been going down."
Lots of firepower
There are "approximately 20,000 annual gun purchases in Rhode Island."
Cue "Pomp and Circumstance"
"Providence graduation rates are up."
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