Latest False Fact-checks in Rhode Island Coalition To Save Memorial Hospital Birthing Center stated on March 13, 2016 in statement: "This unit is the only one in the state that strives to implement the principles of Mother-Friendly care as outlined by the national Coalition for Improving Maternity Services Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative." Steven Costantino stated on September 27, 2015 in a statement: "I did not play any role in bringing the company to RI as did others in government. I was tasked with handling the legislation affecting the company by my superiors." John DePetro stated on September 20, 2015 in blog: "Remember that developers are forced to use the ‘195 land union’ contractors, so tap an extra $10 million into any construction project." Hillary Davis stated on May 6, 2015 in a hearing at the General Assembly : "The profit [from automated traffic enforcement cameras] is going to the private corporations, not to the city or state." Rebecca Quigley stated on May 14, 2015 in a comment on a "State of the State" TV program.: "Once a woman enters into the sex trade, her average life expectancy is seven years." Kathleen Sullivan stated on April 29, 2015 in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee: "The proportion of Rhode Islanders entering substance abuse treatment primarily due to marijuana use has reached its highest point in 20 years." Nancy Denuccio stated on March 6, 2015 in a TV interview: "We've seen the increase of alcohol use for underage kids even though alcohol has been illegal ... for kids under 21." Bishop Thomas Tobin stated on January 22, 2015 in a newspaper column: "Abortions account for 94 percent of the services provided for pregnant women by Planned Parenthood." Leonidas Raptakis stated on February 5, 2015 in testimony before the House Committee on Labor: The minimum wage has risen $2.35 in the last two years. That's 31 percent. Nicholas Mattiello stated on January 18, 2015 in an interview on "10 News Conference": "There haven't been tax cuts for the rich" in Rhode Island. Arthur Cyr stated on December 26, 2014 in a Providence Journal commentary: Says Nikita Khrushchev brought an extra shoe to a United Nations session in 1960, which he banged on the desk in protest. Mike Stenhouse stated on November 14, 2014 in a radio interview: "According to HUD, it is patently unfair and socially unjust that wealthy people can live in an exclusive neighborhood." Anne Nolan stated on November 12, 2014 in a Journal commentary: "In Rhode Island, a recent study showed that among a group of people who had been homeless for a year or more, Medicaid costs averaged about $60,000 per person." Ernest Almonte stated on October 19, 2014 in a television commercial: Seth Magaziner "plans to spend billions more of your money." John Carlevale stated on October 19, 2014 in a TV debate: Four members of the Rhode Island General Assembly "went to vote in 2010 and were told they had already voted." Allan Fung stated on September 29, 2014 in a TV commercial: In the 38 Studios deal, "Wall Street investors took a risk, and went bust." Vincent "Buddy" Cianci stated on September 21, 2014 in an interview on WPRI-TV's "Newsmakers.": "In 2001 and '02 . . . we had the pension system funded at (the) 100% level in that year, and we did for two years at that point." Rhue Reis stated on September 7, 2014 in a TV debate: "You have 200,000 to 400,000 military veterans on the street in this country on any given day." Vincent "Buddy" Cianci stated on September 10, 2014 in a radio interview: Jorge Elorza "wants to impose a municipal income tax." Allan Fung stated on August 18, 2014 in a news release: "Nazi imagery [was used] by the Block for Governor campaign to describe supporters of Allan Fung for Governor." Kenneth Block stated on July 15, 2014 in a radio debate: "The increase in the garbage tax that [Mayor Allan Fung] imposed in Cranston for some people has been as much as $200." Nicholas Mattiello stated on July 6, 2014 in an interview on WPRI's "Newsmakers.": 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." Nicholas Mattiello stated on April 6, 2014 in a television interview: The Pell bridge "is a tourism bridge essentially and not a commuter bridge." Kenneth Block stated on March 2, 2014 in a TV interview: Under a bill before the legislature, "you’d have to go to court to fire an employee." Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine stated on December 11, 2013 in an advertisement: "Rhode Island’s teen binge drinking rate is double the national average." Joseph Henchman stated on November 19, 2013 in hearing testimony: "Only 25 percent of what people buy is subject to Rhode Island’s sales tax." John DePetro stated on October 21, 2013 in a statement on WPRO-AM: "Under Mayor Cicilline, [Providence] was a sanctuary city." Kenneth Block stated on November 8, 2013 in an interview on Rhode Island Public Radio: Rhode Island's unemployment insurance system "is the most expensive such system in the country." Evan Feinberg stated on October 1, 2013 in a Providence Journal commentary: "Local law enforcement . . . will have access to the [Obamacare] Data Hub’s treasure trove of personal info." James O'Neil stated on September 1, 2013 in an appearance on "10 News Conference.": "Wind power is the most undependable form of renewable energy."