The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Rhode Island
"There is no clinical evidence that vaccinating healthcare workers protects patients."
"In the period from 2007 to 2011, the Office of Health Insurance Commissioner reported an 18 percent decline in the state’s total medical spending."
Rhode Island is the last state still using the Optech III P voting machines and they don’t meet suggested federal standards.
"In 32 other states and Washington D.C., they [voters] can avoid the wait by voting before Election Day."
"Rhode Island could tell you who has a camper, but we couldn't figure out who has a gun."
"There's a tax credit of $2,400 to bond [former inmates] that an employer would get for hiring a convicted felon. There's a federal bonding program -- you can get $5,000 to $25,000 in federal money to hire a convicted felon. And there's federal grants for felons to set up their own small businesses."
In annual surveys of Rhode Island communities that receive Drug Free community grants, many report that more than 50 percent of youth surveyed do not think daily marijuana use poses any serious risk of harm.
Of six Rhode Island tax-credit programs worth about $35 million, "three companies got 90 percent of that -- CVS and two companies not even located in the state of Rhode Island."
"More than 9,000 Rhode Island voters used the Moderate Party master lever mechanism and they didn't have a single Moderate on their ballot."
Employers and schools have no right to conduct "surveillance of a dorm room or a worker’s cubicle."
"Lots of studies seem to indicate that minors find it very easy to get marijuana, easier than to get alcohol."
More than 40 percent of sales nationally are made without background checks.
Tide gauges measuring sea level in Rhode Island since 1930 have risen "maybe about 10 inches since that time."
"Eighty percent of those who have applied for licenses have no cancer, no Parkinson's disease or glaucoma. They have nothing you would associate [with] the use of medical marijuana."
"Statistics show one male cat can father 420,000 kittens in five years."
Driving with a dog in your lap is dangerous, in part, because it could fly forward in a crash. "An 80-pound dog at only 30 mph packs a 2,400-pound punch."
"Religious groups like Knights of Columbus have been forced to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their facilities, against their beliefs."
"The governor does not have any power to veto a referendum [on same-sex marriage] that would be a constitutional amendment."
"The average age of first marijuana use is 12."
The state budget proposal has been submitted "on time and [it's] the earliest that a governor has done so in over two decades."
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