Statements about Children
"Two years ago Providence alone spent $50,000 a year notifying the school department" about residents in the state's sex offender registry.
In Cranston, it costs $5,000 to $6,000 to send out community notifications on just one Level 3 sex offender.
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."
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.
"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?"
"Lots of studies seem to indicate that minors find it very easy to get marijuana, easier than to get alcohol."
"The truth is David Cicilline voted for tougher laws against child abusers, domestic abusers and abusers of the elderly."
"David Cicilline was the state representative who opposed tough mandatory sentences for those convicted of domestic violence and child abuse."
"When these [undocumented] students graduate from college, they're still illegal aliens. They cannot get a job."
The polls "show over half of Americans identify themselves as being pro-life."
"Nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended."
"Foster children are disproportionately victims of identity theft."
"This year, the Blackstone Valley Mayoral Academy became the first public school in Rhode Island history to have 100 percent of its elementary-age students proficient in reading on state assessments."
"Mayor Fung wants to punish our children's education by removing 12 million dollars from current funding to pay for his private charter school. Your taxes would increase by between 6 and 8 percent per year."
"The studies have shown us that [drug testing for welfare recipients] will be saving us money"
Rhode Island spends "52 percent more per capita on human service programs than the national average."
The WIC program "is an incredibly cost effective program, serving nearly 10 million Americans each year and costing less than $100 per person. In my district, more than 18 percent of residents suffer from food insecurity and depend on WIC to make ends meet."
"Most of your serial killers, most of your people who commit domestic violence, they start off by abusing animals."
"We’re paying out-of-state residential facilities hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more," to house children in state custody
"About 22 percent of adults in Rhode Island and approximately 30 percent of youth (ages 10-17) are considered obese."
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