The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Rhode Island
"Test scores had gone up steadily for 40 years until No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top."
Gov. Lincoln Chafee has imposed "a mandatory abortion fee" on all Rhode Islanders who buy health insurance through the state’s Obamacare exchange.
"Local law enforcement . . . will have access to the [Obamacare] Data Hub’s treasure trove of personal info."
"Thirteen hundred" applicants in Rhode Island signed up for insurance through Obamacare.
"Six years after unionization, 20,000 fewer children in Illinois were being served by the Child Care and Development Fund program."
Forty-six states have a line-item veto for the governor.
The highest paid employee of the State of Rhode Island is a basketball coach.
If sea levels rise six feet due to climate change, Waterplace Park in Providence and Wickford village would be swamped
Under Mayor Angel Taveras "Providence’s bond rating was downgraded from A to BBB, two steps above junk-bond status."
"Wind power is the most undependable form of renewable energy."
Salaries for URI faculty are second to last among New England land grant universities and in lowest 20 percent of major U.S. research institutions
The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority "was supposed to exist only until the bonds used to build the Newport Bridge were paid off through tolls. Once the bonds were paid, the Newport Bridge was to be transferred to the State of Rhode Island and become toll-free."
Offshore wind power is "significantly less expensive than solar energy."
"Global surface temperatures have been flat for 16 years."
Under Obamacare, members of Congress are required to purchase their health insurance from the new exchanges.
Twenty four states have voter ID or comparable restrictions; before Barack Obama was elected, it was two.
"For several days in July of 2012, Greenland surface ice cover melted more than at any time in 30 years of satellite observation. During that month, an estimated 97% of the ice sheet thawed."
"They’ve seen employer-supported coverage increase in Massachusetts after this law (Romneycare) was implemented."
"The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan office, did an analysis and said that passing comprehensive immigration reform will reduce the federal deficit by $200 billion over the next decade."
"Rhode Island has the highest percentage of lawyers per capita in the country."
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