Latest Mostly False Fact-checks on Peter Palumbo Peter Palumbo stated on October 5, 2011 in a speech: "The Tax Foundation figures Rhode Island as the 10th highest state for state and local tax burden per capita in the country. We're the 6th worst in the country for the business tax index. We're the 3rd highest per capita in the country for all taxes." Peter Palumbo stated on January 25, 2011 in a news release: "There are nearly 500,000 registered sex offenders across the country and at any one time about 100,000 are unaccounted for." Peter Palumbo stated on September 9, 2010 in an interview on Fox News' "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren": Rhode Island gives undocumented pregnant women health insurance, plus a cash card "with $400 a month on it" and "$250 a month or $275 a month to spend on food."