Statements about States

"The average age of first marijuana use is 12."

"In Minnesota, well over 6,200 election-day registrations from 2008 proved fraudulent."

"Our pension system is the only one in the country that’s 100 percent funded."

Says Texas economy is about 30 percent larger than Australia’s.

"If lawmakers fail to avert the fiscal cliff, 18 percent of the federal money that is sent to the states will be eliminated."

Says Texas has the 15th largest economy in the world.

Says Massachusetts has three state-mandated student tests and Finland just one.

Says that in the 1985 election former Gov. Tom Kean had "the largest winning margin for a gubernatorial candidate in Jersey history."

Says New Jersey is "50th in return of our federal tax dollars."

Says a university survey concluded his Massachusetts administration "had more women in senior leadership positions than any other state in America."

Says Mitt Romney and George Allen "would overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to end safe, legal abortion even in cases of rape, incest or when a woman's life is at risk."

Massachusetts schools "are ranked No. 1 of all 50 states."

"We have more people working in the state of New Jersey today than we've ever had in our history."

"By the time (Mitt Romney) left office, Massachusetts was 47th in the nation in job creation."

"Last month, 44 of the 50 states saw an increase in the unemployment rate."

Says "a Republican hasn't won [an election] for a presidency in New Jersey since 1988."

Rhode Island has "the most burdensome level of health-insurance mandates in the nation."

"Ninety percent of the topsoil has inadequate moisture to grow crops."

A study showed that President Barack Obama’s health-care reforms will "devastate Wisconsin" by pushing people off employer-sponsored insurance, driving up premiums, increasing dependency and making 122,000 people ineligible for Medicaid.

"Rhode Islanders pay among the highest auto repair bills in the nation."

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