Statements about City Government

"The increase in the garbage tax that [Mayor Allan Fung] imposed in Cranston for some people has been as much as $200."

I turned "a $110 million deficit into a $1.6 million surplus for our city."

"We have created new jobs here in Cranston -- more than 1,000."

"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 was "required to provide key information about city finances to an independent outside auditor. The deadlines were clear -- yet [he intentionally] missed them by months" until after the November 2010 election.

"The auditor [for the city of Providence] was not locked out" of access to the city's finances.

"In Connecticut and New York, students at Achievement First schools consistently outperform city and statewide averages."

Thirty-seven percent of Central Falls’ retired police officers and firefighters are out on disability pensions; in most municipalities, about 5 percent of retirees collect disability pensions.

"Providence is one of the busiest fire departments for its relative size in the country."

"When I took office in 2003, we had very little reserves."

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