The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Rhode Island

"We have no idea what is contained in [electronic cigarette] vapor."  

"In Providence, R.I., it's illegal to sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday."

The ocean is now "much more acidic . . . than it has been for many millions of years."

The oceans "have become 30 percent more acidic."

Farming is "one of the fastest growing areas of our economy."

In Rhode Island, 9 percent of workers use the state's temporary disability insurance program each year while in New Jersey, the rate is only 3 percent.

Economic Development Commission Executive Director Keith Stokes "sent me a letter and he said the taxpayers will never be on the hook for these bonds" for 38 Studios.

Rhode Island's graduated driving license "has saved hundreds of lives."

"Seventy-four percent of Rhode Islanders support [a] national popular vote [for president] because they, as I, believe in one person-one vote."

"We have one of the most expensive General Assemblies, per capita, in the entire country."

Rhode Island "didn't ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution to pay federal income taxes. So Rhode Island doesn't even have to pay federal income taxes."

"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.

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