The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Rhode Island
"The amount of money that we put into running our own state legislature is nearly as much as we put into the University of Rhode Island."
"Our numbers are going up at the airport."
"Eleven states complete their [legislative] sessions within three calendar months, and another five only meet biennially."
"Switzerland (where the government) issues every household a gun . . . has the lowest gun related crime rate of any civilized country in the world!!!"
"Did U know? Block Island Wind Farm would mean 40% est. drop in BI electric rates."
"Last year, handguns killed 48 people in Japan, 8 in Great Britain, 34 in Switzerland, 52 in Canada, 58 in Israel, 21 in Sweden, 42 in West Germany and 10,728 in the United States."
"If the House of Representatives fails to extend the middle-class tax cuts, 400,000 middle-class Rhode Island families will see their federal income taxes increase."
"In recent years, menhaden numbers along our coast have plummeted by 90 percent."
"The five economic indicators that the federal government tracks - for the first time since August 2006 - were positive this October."
Public employees receive "something like 25 percent of the paychecks that are issued in Rhode Island."
"If you and I fail to defund ObamaCare now, some 16,000 new IRS agents will be begin prying into our private medical records, eyeing each and every one of our treatments and prescriptions for "violations’."
"We have more people working in clean and green energy than in oil and gas in this country."
"Our welfare system now consumes 42 percent of our budget."
Three thousand felons voted in Rhode Island in 2008.
"Sheldon Whitehouse [got] a secret closed-door briefing, warning of the [2008 economic] crash."
"The Ryan budget gets rid of Medicare in 10 years and turns it into a voucher program."
Sheldon Whitehouse voted for a "$525-billion tax increase on the middle class."
"The truth is David Cicilline voted for tougher laws against child abusers, domestic abusers and abusers of the elderly."
Rhode Island has taken its federal Medicaid funding and shown it can run the program more cost-effectively than the federal government.
"Connecticut's take on slot machines is 25 cents on the dollar. And the state's take on table games: zero."
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