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.
Factoid does not compute
The minimum wage has risen $2.35 in the last two years. That's 31 percent.
Claim passes the test
"By spring 2014, parents of 60,000 students in New York state had refused to let them take the Common Core Tests."
Marijuana's 'dark side'
"The 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that up to half of daily marijuana smokers become addicted -- an estimated 2.7 million people in the U.S."
What about the aborted flat tax and revised estate tax?
"There haven't been tax cuts for the rich" in Rhode Island.
Most don't qualify for benefits that high
"Common welfare programs give income of $43,330 or $20.83 an hour."
Citizenship requirements for voting grew over time
"The right to vote in this country has never been intrinsically tied to citizenship."
Third Shoe assertion doesn't stand
Says Nikita Khrushchev brought an extra shoe to a United Nations session in 1960, which he banged on the desk in protest.
HUD grants come with strings
"There’s nothing in the [RhodeMap RI] plan that takes away local government control and local zoning control."
2014 was hot stuff
"January through November 2014, the year so far, were the hottest first 11 months of any year recorded."
A pot of money
"Colorado raked in $60 million in marijuana taxes and licensing fees in the past year."
No definitive evidence despite decades of research
Exposure to the electromagnetic fields from power lines "has been associated with childhood leukemia and other diseases."
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