City whittling down $231 million shortfall
Cranston's 2014-2015 "budget funds 100 percent of the local police and fire pension and other retiree benefit costs."
Solar jobs outshine coal-mining
"There are already more American jobs in the solar industry than in coal mining."
Moderate Party founding father fined $2,000 in 2009
Republican candidate for governor Ken Block was "fined and had to admit that (he) funneled money illegally to the Moderate Party."
Mixes recent characterizations with old donations
Republican candidate for governor Allan Fung "donated to Democrats like Congressman David Cicilline, disgraced (House) speaker Gordon Fox and even Mr. Obamacare, Harry Reid."
It would take 10 years. Maybe.
The Senate proposal to restore emergency unemployment benefits for five months was "fully paid for."
Minimum wage factoid not based on the minimum wage
"The average age of the minimum wage worker is 35 years old."
True for individuals, not always for families
In the 1950s and 1960s, "the minimum wage was such that it would lift you out of poverty."
Opposition was clear in November
Ken "Block supports Obamacare."
Tripped up on drop-out stats
"Rhode Island has the highest dropout rate in New England at twenty-three percent."
No command of the timing.
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."
Campaign letter oversimplifies, overreaches
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."
Tourist trips are always a minority
The Pell bridge "is a tourism bridge essentially and not a commuter bridge."
Treasurer's 'calculation' ignores half the equation
"Residential property taxes [in Providence] are up nearly 27 percent under Mayor Taveras."
Try 444,100 dimes
Says gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell "hasn't spent a dime on advertising."
No objection made
The Rhode Island Parole Board "never received an objection from the attorney general" to the parole of convicted murder Alfred Brissette.
912 claims resolved, nearly $682,000 paid out
"My Treasury team eliminated a 900-case backlog in the Crime Victim Compensation Program."
Take it to the bank -- if you have one
"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."
Statistic itself is premature
"Pregnant women who stand for five to six hours at a time increase their risk of pre-term pregnancy by 80 percent."
Closer to 7 percent in 2013
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."
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