Recent numbers show otherwise
"The per-pupil cost in the [Blackstone Valley Prep] Mayoral Academy far outweighs the per-pupil cost in Cumberland public schools."
But benchmarks vary
Rhode Island's state pension system "underperformed the median three out of the four years that Mr. [Frank] Caprio was in office."
Garbage in, garbage out
"The increase in the garbage tax that [Mayor Allan Fung] imposed in Cranston for some people has been as much as $200."
True for crime rates, shooting stats are hit or miss
"If you look at what we’ve done over the last several years, the crime rate has actually gone down in [Providence] and . . . the number of shootings has been going down."
Lots of firepower
There are "approximately 20,000 annual gun purchases in Rhode Island."
Cue "Pomp and Circumstance"
"Providence graduation rates are up."
Scorcher of a claim
"Although the governor doubled the beach fees . . . all the money, as we found out, is all going to an out-of-state company. The state isn't even getting the money for that."
You really did
On the last night of the General Assembly, "by 11 o'clock 95 to 98 percent of the business was done. So we really didn't have that late-night session. We were just holding on one bill."
City whittling down $231 million shortfall
Cranston's 2014-2015 "budget funds 100 percent of the local police and fire pension and other retiree benefit costs."
Solar jobs outshine coal-mining
"There are already more American jobs in the solar industry than in coal mining."
Moderate Party founding father fined $2,000 in 2009
Republican candidate for governor Ken Block was "fined and had to admit that (he) funneled money illegally to the Moderate Party."
Mixes recent characterizations with old donations
Republican candidate for governor Allan Fung "donated to Democrats like Congressman David Cicilline, disgraced (House) speaker Gordon Fox and even Mr. Obamacare, Harry Reid."
It would take 10 years. Maybe.
The Senate proposal to restore emergency unemployment benefits for five months was "fully paid for."
Minimum wage factoid not based on the minimum wage
"The average age of the minimum wage worker is 35 years old."
True for individuals, not always for families
In the 1950s and 1960s, "the minimum wage was such that it would lift you out of poverty."
Opposition was clear in November
Ken "Block supports Obamacare."
Tripped up on drop-out stats
"Rhode Island has the highest dropout rate in New England at twenty-three percent."
No command of the timing.
Peter Kilmartin voted for the 38 Studios loan guarantee and his State House job was to "twist [legislator’s] arms to vote for deals like this."
Campaign letter oversimplifies, overreaches
I turned "a $110 million deficit into a $1.6 million surplus for our city."
"Fifty percent of Americans will go hungry at some time in their lives."
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