The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Rhode Island
"Rhode Island has a [inmate] recidivism rate of over 60 percent."
"There hasn’t been a Republican in the legislature or the City Council in Providence in over 30 years."
"RIPTA has really some of the fullest buses for its transit agency size around the country."
"The average student comes out of college hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt."
Since Gina Raimondo took office, investment fees on the state's pension portfolio "have gone up from about $12 million annually to about $50 million."
"The UK has an unarmed police force and a firearm fatality rate that is 40 times lower per capita than in the U.S."
"Half of all hospitalized seniors are suffering from malnutrition so severe that it either caused their illness or it prevents them from getting better."
"If you are black or brown, you are nine times more likely to be stopped and frisked" in New York City.
Historically, the Social Security tax has been assessed on about 90% of U.S. income. Now it captures 83% because there's been such a growth of income among the highest earners.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is buried "not far" from President Kennedy’s grave.
"Two years ago Providence alone spent $50,000 a year notifying the school department" about residents in the state's sex offender registry.
In Cranston, it costs $5,000 to $6,000 to send out community notifications on just one Level 3 sex offender.
North Korea has a "substantial standing army, one of the largest, certainly the largest per capita, in the world."
Proposed gun control legislation "will outlaw practically every firearm, make you pay $100 per firearm, put you into a police database" and make it "nearly impossible" to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
"If you are a federally licensed gun dealer and your license is revoked because you've engaged in misconduct ... your entire inventory under prevailing law is deemed your personal collection. You then can sell it free from any background checks."
"Narragansett Bay waters are getting warmer -- 4 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the winter since the 1960s."
Right now, if Rhode Island police come across a young person with a gun, "they really don't legally have the right to take it away from them."
If an individual is determined "to commit suicide, the availability of a gun is not a factor" because they will find a way.
"Women make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men."
"In Rhode Island, 28 percent of adults released from state prisons are re-incarcerated within a year."
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