Latest Mostly False Fact-checks in Rhode Island Hillary Clinton stated on April 16, 2016 in a radio ad in spanish: "She is the only candidate who has stood by our community and immigration reform from the beginning." Tony Capezza stated on January 26, 2016 in testimony at General Assembly : "In New England, Rhode Island has the second highest number of police officers being assaulted." Heather Moore stated on November 17, 2015 in a Providence Journal commentary: "Each vegan spares more than 100 animals every year." Sheldon Whitehouse stated on October 14, 2015 in a news conference: "In 40 years, 23,000 chemicals came on the market and only four were regulated." Lincoln Chafee stated on May 10, 2015 in an interview on CNN: "We had the biggest drop of the rate of unemployment (in) all but 4 states." Mackubin Thomas Owens stated on March 18, 2015 in a commentary in The Providence Journal: "In the early 1980s, Sen. Edward Kennedy secretly offered to help Soviet leaders counter the Reagan administration’s position on nuclear disarmament." Gina Raimondo stated on February 18, 2015 in a presentation: Rhode Island has invested less in tourism, economic development and economic development personnel than four nearby states. George Nee stated on February 5, 2015 in testimony before R.I. House Labor Committee: Rhode Island "is one of the worst states" for income equality. Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity stated on January 10, 2015 in a tweet: "Common welfare programs give income of $43,330 or $20.83 an hour." Patrick Lynch stated on November 24, 2014 in a newspaper commentary: Exposure to the electromagnetic fields from power lines "has been associated with childhood leukemia and other diseases." Allan Fung stated on October 9, 2014 in a TV commercial: Gina Raimondo "paid 70 million in taxpayer dollars to millionaire hedge fund managers." Gina Raimondo stated on October 7, 2014 in in television commercial: "I fought 38 Studios from the beginning." Jorge Elorza stated on August 28, 2014 in a radio debate: "We have a goal of 10 percent of [City of Providence] contracts going to women and minority businesses. In reality, less than 1 percent of contracts go to women and minority businesses." Angel Taveras stated on August 19, 2014 in a commercial: Says Gina Raimondo's "venture capital firm secured a secret no-bid contract funded by taxpayers." Mark S. Zaccaria stated on August 3, 2014 in an interview on "10 News Conference.": Sen. Jack Reed "cast the deciding vote in the Senate for the Affordable Care Act." Ralph Mollis stated on August 10, 2014 in a TV debate: "The per-pupil cost in the [Blackstone Valley Prep] Mayoral Academy far outweighs the per-pupil cost in Cumberland public schools." Jack Reed stated on May 1, 2014 in Senate floor speeches and during a news conference: The Senate proposal to restore emergency unemployment benefits for five months was "fully paid for." Erin Lynch stated on June 11, 2014 in a speech on the floor of the Rhode Island Senate: "The average age of the minimum wage worker is 35 years old." Dawson Hodgson stated on May 27, 2014 in a radio commercial: Peter Kilmartin voted for the 38 Studios loan guarantee and his State House job was to "twist [legislator’s] arms to vote for deals like this." Angel Taveras stated on May 12, 2014 in a fundraising letter: I turned "a $110 million deficit into a $1.6 million surplus for our city." Robert Malin stated on April 20, 2014 in a TV interview: "Fifty percent of Americans will go hungry at some time in their lives." Michael Solomon stated on April 3, 2014 in a news release: "Pregnant women who stand for five to six hours at a time increase their risk of pre-term pregnancy by 80 percent." Mike Stenhouse stated on April 2, 2014 in a commentary in The Providence Journal: "A grant for $5,000 [from the Governor’s Workforce Board] went to teach an employee at a company that makes ornamental business card holders how to use Facebook and Twitter." Allan Fung stated on March 7, 2014 in a radio interview: After hiring a campaign manager in 2006, "I got this $100 and something fee ... for hazardous materials." Michael Cerullo stated on February 20, 2014 in a newspaper commentary: "Marijuana contains 50 to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than tobacco." Facebook posts stated on November 20, 2013 in a Facebook posting: "Since 1988, Congress has raised its own salary 15 times 'to reflect rising costs.' But raised the minimum wage only three times." Diane Ravitch stated on October 15, 2013 in a speech: "Test scores had gone up steadily for 40 years until No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top." Jennifer Parrish stated on September 5, 2013 in a newspaper commentary: "Six years after unionization, 20,000 fewer children in Illinois were being served by the Child Care and Development Fund program." Lincoln Chafee stated on June 5, 2013 in a newspaper story: Farming is "one of the fastest growing areas of our economy." Patricia Morgan stated on July 2, 2013 in a speech on the House floor.: In Rhode Island, 9 percent of workers use the state's temporary disability insurance program each year while in New Jersey, the rate is only 3 percent.