Statements about States

In Rhode Island, "only 5 percent of ozone pollution is from local or in-state sources. . . Ninety-five percent comes from outside of our borders, particularly the Midwest."

"This is the first time in our state, and one of the first times in the country, where benefit reductions . . . has happened to people who are retired."

"Voted the ‘best specialty plate in America’"

"Rhode Island continues to have the highest rates of substance abuse in the country."

"What we have now is the most generous, in my opinion, 'good time' bill in the entire United States."

"The most significant driver of out-migration [from Rhode Island] is the estate tax."

Rhode Island spends less than 10 percent of what the average state spends promoting tourism.

"Rhode Island has a very generous unemployment compensation rate compared to most other states."

Repealing the sales tax on boats in Rhode Island has spawned 2,000 companies, 7,000 jobs and close to $2 billion a year in sales activity.

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