The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Rhode Island
The Senate proposal to restore emergency unemployment benefits for five months was "fully paid for."
"The average age of the minimum wage worker is 35 years old."
In the 1950s and 1960s, "the minimum wage was such that it would lift you out of poverty."
Ken "Block supports Obamacare."
"Rhode Island has the highest dropout rate in New England at twenty-three percent."
Peter Kilmartin voted for the 38 Studios loan guarantee and his State House job was to "twist [legislator’s] arms to vote for deals like this."
I turned "a $110 million deficit into a $1.6 million surplus for our city."
"Fifty percent of Americans will go hungry at some time in their lives."
The Pell bridge "is a tourism bridge essentially and not a commuter bridge."
"Residential property taxes [in Providence] are up nearly 27 percent under Mayor Taveras."
Says gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell "hasn't spent a dime on advertising."
The Rhode Island Parole Board "never received an objection from the attorney general" to the parole of convicted murder Alfred Brissette.
"My Treasury team eliminated a 900-case backlog in the Crime Victim Compensation Program."
"In Rhode Island today, 25 percent of our households either don't have a bank account at all, or they have a bank account and they're still relying on high-cost financial services like payday loans, pawn shop check cashing and so on."
"Pregnant women who stand for five to six hours at a time increase their risk of pre-term pregnancy by 80 percent."
In Rhode Island, "Nearly 9 percent of covered employees go out on short term disability every year, with an average outage from work of almost 12 weeks each."
"A grant for $5,000 [from the Governor’s Workforce Board] went to teach an employee at a company that makes ornamental business card holders how to use Facebook and Twitter."
"By a two-to-one margin, Rhode Islanders want to ban assault weapons and we have a very small percentage of gun owners in this state, less than 13 percent."
"Today’s marijuana is 300 percent to 800 percent more potent than the pot of yesteryear."
"Nine out of the 10 poorest states are Red states."
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