It’s now up to 31 percent
"In Rhode Island, 28 percent of adults released from state prisons are re-incarcerated within a year."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Monday, April 15th, 2013
On average, yes
"It costs $10,000 a year to keep a child in school; it costs $30,000 a year to keep someone in prison."
— Politifact Oregon on Friday, January 18th, 2013
Texas ban vetoed
Says about 25 Texas cities and 39 states have banned texting while driving.
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
Released felons can - and do - vote
Three thousand felons voted in Rhode Island in 2008.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, November 18th, 2012
"David Cicilline was the state representative who opposed tough mandatory sentences for those convicted of domestic violence and child abuse."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Monday, October 15th, 2012
Says 88 Texas constables have died in the line of duty.
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
The 'about' makes it accurate
Says "About 7 in 10 of Oregon’s inmates are in prison for violent crimes and serious sex offenses."
— Politifact Oregon on Friday, August 3rd, 2012
Vetoed grants were for fire gear
As Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney used a line-item veto to cut "millions of dollars for firefighting equipment," including firefighters' "coats, pants, helmets and boots."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, July 1st, 2012
If you drive 55
You may have driven the length of a football field in the five seconds it takes to check a text.
— Politifact Oregon on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
"Under Governor Almond the RI DMV had a program that allowed undocumented [people to] use their Personal Tax Identification Number . . . to apply [for] and receive a RI driver’s license."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, October 16th, 2011
He's no fan
Says Ron Paul insisted FEMA should be shut down.
— Politifact Texas on Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
Ablaze with activity
"Providence is one of the busiest fire departments for its relative size in the country."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Friday, June 24th, 2011
Book 'em, Danno
If we had the same staffing ratio (of officers to residents) as Seattle, we'd have 300 more officers in our department."
— Politifact Oregon on Thursday, April 21st, 2011
Most Americans live under the 50 mile shadow; but relatively few within 10 miles
"Most Americans live within 50 miles of a nuclear power plant."
— Politifact National on Thursday, March 24th, 2011
Since September 2009
There have been "at least four incidents where bullets from Mexico have crossed the border."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, January 28th, 2011