Latest Mostly True Fact-checks in Rhode Island Michael O'Neill stated on April 26, 2016 in a legislative hearing : "There’s no data that says a gun-free zone has saved lives." Paul Doughty stated on November 10, 2015 in a tweet: "@Jorge_Elorza still think your plan is safe? Rescue Captain Kenyon just worked 96 hours straight. 96 hours." Lincoln Chafee stated on October 13, 2015 in presidential debate: "I am very proud that over my almost 30 years of public service I have had no scandals." Bernie Sanders stated on August 12, 2015 in web site: "African Americans are twice as likely to be arrested and almost four times as likely to experience the use of force during encounters with the police." Coast Guard stated on July 20, 2015 in news release: "Every year the First Coast Guard District saves 350 lives in the Northeast." Patricia Morgan stated on May 27, 2015 in a news conference: The Convention Center "was sold as a building that would never cost taxpayers a dime." Dino Baccari stated on April 16, 2015 in testimony before the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services.: A Penn State University study found that "electronic cigarettes . . . are far less addictive than cigarettes." Rose Mary Grant stated on March 29, 2015 in a Providence Journal commentary.: Rhode Island "charter schools are nationally recognized as outperforming their counterparts across the country." Gina Raimondo stated on March 13, 2015 in a television interview: "Rhode Island has the second highest per enrollee (Medicaid) cost of any state in the country, which is 60 percent higher than the national average." Erika Sanzi stated on March 5, 2015 in a newspaper commentary: "Of the 10,000 Rhode Island children in charter school lotteries for the fall, more than 70 percent are poor .... In addition, a majority of them are students of color." Sheila Resseger stated on January 10, 2015 in a newspaper commentary: "By spring 2014, parents of 60,000 students in New York state had refused to let them take the Common Core Tests." Ron Hayduk stated on January 1, 2015 in a newspaper commentary: "The right to vote in this country has never been intrinsically tied to citizenship." Jorge Elorza stated on November 9, 2014 in a TV interview: "Our median income here in Providence is the same as the median income in Mississippi." Ernest Almonte stated on October 5, 2014 in an interview on WLNE's "On the Record": "I was speaking out on pension reform almost 17 years ago." American LeadHERship PAC stated on October 8, 2014 in a TV commercial: "As mayor, [Allan Fung] raised taxes three times." Jorge Elorza stated on September 30, 2014 in a debate: "In the last six years of Cianci’s administration violent crime was down in the United States. It was down in the region. It was down in Rhode Island. But it was up in Providence." Gina Raimondo stated on August 26, 2014 in a debate: "The pension fund in the city of Providence is only 30 percent funded, about the same level as when he [Taveras] took office." American LeadHERship PAC stated on August 27, 2014 in a campaign mailing: "There have been at least 100 shootings each year [Angel Taveras] has been mayor" of Providence. Clay Pell stated on August 26, 2014 in a TV debate: "My campaign alone has created more jobs in the state of Rhode Island than Narragansett Beer." Seth Magaziner stated on July 13, 2014 in a debate on WPRI-TV: Rhode Island's state pension system "underperformed the median three out of the four years that Mr. [Frank] Caprio was in office." Angel Taveras stated on July 25, 2014 in a campaign video: "Providence graduation rates are up." Allan Fung stated on June 26, 2014 in a letter to taxpayers: Cranston's 2014-2015 "budget funds 100 percent of the local police and fire pension and other retiree benefit costs." Kenneth Block stated on June 17, 2014 in a debate: Republican candidate for governor Allan Fung "donated to Democrats like Congressman David Cicilline, disgraced (House) speaker Gordon Fox and even Mr. Obamacare, Harry Reid." Jack Reed stated on May 1, 2014 in a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate: In the 1950s and 1960s, "the minimum wage was such that it would lift you out of poverty." Linda Finn stated on March 18, 2014 in a speech during a rally at the Rhode Island state house: "By a two-to-one margin, Rhode Islanders want to ban assault weapons and we have a very small percentage of gun owners in this state, less than 13 percent." Occupy Democrats stated on December 26, 2013 in a Facebook post: "Nine out of the 10 poorest states are Red states." Clay Pell stated on February 2, 2014 in an interview on WPRI-TV's "Newsmakers.": "The budget I managed at the Department of Education was more than $60 million." David Cicilline stated on February 11, 2014 in a House floor speech: "According to one study, the minimum wage today is worth $2 less than in 1968." Daniel Harrop stated on December 15, 2013 in an appearance on WPRI-TV's Newsmakers: "We see a quarter-billion dollars in a pension fund that needs to be funded at $1.2 billion." Rhode Island Senate stated on January 15, 2014 in a Senate resolution: "The (New England) Patriots were led by an explosive offense that scored the second most points in the NFL."