Statements about Job Accomplishments
"The pension fund in the city of Providence is only 30 percent funded, about the same level as when he [Taveras] took office."
"There have been at least 100 shootings each year [Angel Taveras] has been mayor" of Providence.
"Before I was state treasurer, my Rhode Island business helped create over 1,000 jobs."
Sen. Jack Reed "cast the deciding vote in the Senate for the Affordable Care Act."
"Providence graduation rates are up."
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."
Cranston's 2014-2015 "budget funds 100 percent of the local police and fire pension and other retiree benefit costs."
"Residential property taxes [in Providence] are up nearly 27 percent under Mayor Taveras."
"My Treasury team eliminated a 900-case backlog in the Crime Victim Compensation Program."
"The budget I managed at the Department of Education was more than $60 million."
"Since I took office in January 2011, we have created 11,100 Rhode Island-based jobs."
"Of the 20 bills [Rep. David] Cicilline has sponsored in his three years in office, not a single one has advanced past the embryonic committee stage."
The town of Cumberland has "its highest bond rating in history."
"We have created new jobs here in Cranston -- more than 1,000."
Under Mayor Angel Taveras "Providence’s bond rating was downgraded from A to BBB, two steps above junk-bond status."
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."
David Cicilline is "the 5th most liberal person in the House of Representatives."
"The auditor [for the city of Providence] was not locked out" of access to the city's finances.
Says that as Providence’s mayor, David Cicilline said the city had a "world-class … school system. Not only did Providence not have a world-class school system but as measured, was amongst the last school system in the entire country."
"The number of new businesses started per year has dropped by 100,000 during this president’s term."
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