The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Rhode Island
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."
"There are more oil rigs in operation in the United States than the rest of the world combined."
"While I was mayor of the city of Providence we had the lowest crime rate in 30 years."
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown shows someone can be bipartisan in Congress because he "votes about 66 percent with his own party."
"Under the Obama administration, we are drilling and producing more domestic energy supplies than we ever had before."
"David Cicilline was the state representative who opposed tough mandatory sentences for those convicted of domestic violence and child abuse."
"By voting to approve [Question 1], we can . . . save 900 jobs" at Twin River.
"Congressman Cicilline, when he was the mayor of Providence, espoused a sanctuary city."
"When Congressman Langevin took office, gas was around $1.70 per gallon, and now it is near $4 per gallon."
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse "rewarded Wall Street executives with millions in bonuses."
Rhode Island’s voter identification law was pushed by "a black Democrat in the House, a black Democrat in the Senate. That's a fact."
"One of the first states in the union to pass a voter ID bill was Rhode Island, 85 percent Democratic legislature."
Brendan Doherty wants "to repeal Obamacare, increasing drug prices for seniors."
"The Doherty Campaign, unlike the Cicilline Campaign, is funded mostly by individual donors -- not the big PACs that Cicilline relies on."
"There’s at least 7,500 addicted gamblers in Rhode Island, at least, … it could be as high as 22,000."
A poll conducted in Egypt revealed that 80 percent of Egyptians oppose receiving foreign aid from the United States.
James Langevin "has received almost $20 million from taxpayers and special interests to use at his own discretion to supposedly champion Rhode Island’s needs."
"The Providence Economic Development Partnership . . .which you [Cicilline] chaired, loaned $103,000 in taxpayer funds to one of your campaign workers. The worker never paid back the loan."
David Cicilline is "the 5th most liberal person in the House of Representatives."
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