The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Rhode Island
When the NECAP proficiency test is re-given to the kids the second and third time, harder questions are taken out.
"Harvard Study Finds States With Most Gun Laws Have Fewest Gun Deaths."
"No one knows who bought the [38 Studios] bonds. And there was some language put in the bond offer that they must remain anonymous."
Assertions that it makes no difference whether children are raised by heterosexual or homosexual parents have been "shattered by the latest and best social science and research."
"Any legislative action that is taken now could very well be rendered completely null and void by the decision of the Supreme Court expected this June."
When students leave our high schools and they go to the community college, 70-75 percent of them have to pay to take remedial math.
"Even Roger Williams National Memorial in my home state of Rhode Island attracted nearly 51,000 visitors in 2011, with non local visitors adding more than $3.2 million to the local economy."
"Do you know that, statistically, when you take the SAT a second time, one third of the people that take the SAT, even if they've been studying, will get a lower score than they did the first time around?"
"There is no clinical evidence that vaccinating healthcare workers protects patients."
Rhode Island is the last state still using the Optech III P voting machines and they don’t meet suggested federal standards.
"In the period from 2007 to 2011, the Office of Health Insurance Commissioner reported an 18 percent decline in the state’s total medical spending."
"In 32 other states and Washington D.C., they [voters] can avoid the wait by voting before Election Day."
"Rhode Island could tell you who has a camper, but we couldn't figure out who has a gun."
"There's a tax credit of $2,400 to bond [former inmates] that an employer would get for hiring a convicted felon. There's a federal bonding program -- you can get $5,000 to $25,000 in federal money to hire a convicted felon. And there's federal grants for felons to set up their own small businesses."
In annual surveys of Rhode Island communities that receive Drug Free community grants, many report that more than 50 percent of youth surveyed do not think daily marijuana use poses any serious risk of harm.
Of six Rhode Island tax-credit programs worth about $35 million, "three companies got 90 percent of that -- CVS and two companies not even located in the state of Rhode Island."
"More than 9,000 Rhode Island voters used the Moderate Party master lever mechanism and they didn't have a single Moderate on their ballot."
Employers and schools have no right to conduct "surveillance of a dorm room or a worker’s cubicle."
"Lots of studies seem to indicate that minors find it very easy to get marijuana, easier than to get alcohol."
More than 40 percent of sales nationally are made without background checks.
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