It's a burning issue
A Penn State University study found that "electronic cigarettes . . . are far less addictive than cigarettes."
Based on one Stanford University study
Rhode Island "charter schools are nationally recognized as outperforming their counterparts across the country."
Make that 31.5 cents
"More than 30 cents of every state tax dollar goes to Medicaid."
Secret memo is highly contested
"In the early 1980s, Sen. Edward Kennedy secretly offered to help Soviet leaders counter the Reagan administration’s position on nuclear disarmament."
True in 2011
"Rhode Island has the second highest per enrollee (Medicaid) cost of any state in the country, which is 60 percent higher than the national average."
The foods are common, organisms in the food are not
"In an average grocery store, roughly 75 percent of processed foods contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs."
Numbers support her claim
"Of the 10,000 Rhode Island children in charter school lotteries for the fall, more than 70 percent are poor .... In addition, a majority of them are students of color."
Teen drinking rates falling, not rising
"We've seen the increase of alcohol use for underage kids even though alcohol has been illegal ... for kids under 21."
Her numbers add up
"Contrary to popular belief, we actually don’t have that many public employees…We are well below average in the number of public employees.’’
"Research performed by economists has shown no consistent, positive impact on jobs, income or tax revenues arising from stadiums or sports franchises."
Faulty premise, faulty conclusion
"Abortions account for 94 percent of the services provided for pregnant women by Planned Parenthood."
Not if you adjust for population size
Rhode Island has invested less in tourism, economic development and economic development personnel than four nearby states.
Take me out to the (publicly owned) ballpark
Thirty U.S. cities have Triple A baseball teams and "virtually everyone of them [is] playing in government owned ballparks."
Kids eat the darndest things
Cigarette butts "poison babies and small children because of the nicotine in them."
Most studies disagree
Rhode Island "is one of the worst states" for income equality.
Factoid does not compute
The minimum wage has risen $2.35 in the last two years. That's 31 percent.
Claim passes the test
"By spring 2014, parents of 60,000 students in New York state had refused to let them take the Common Core Tests."
Marijuana's 'dark side'
"The 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that up to half of daily marijuana smokers become addicted -- an estimated 2.7 million people in the U.S."
What about the aborted flat tax and revised estate tax?
"There haven't been tax cuts for the rich" in Rhode Island.
Most don't qualify for benefits that high
"Common welfare programs give income of $43,330 or $20.83 an hour."
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