State House, Providence, RI – House Republican Deputy Whip Sherry Roberts announces her support for legislation to mandate a moment of silence in Rhode Island public schools on each anniversary of the War on Terror, commemorated on September 11th. She will join Senator Lou Raptakis in sponsoring a companion bill in the Rhode Island House in the upcoming legislative session.
Blake A. Filippi, House Republican Leader; Michael W. Chippendale, House Republican Whip
If government cannot care for the most vulnerable children, it has little business doing much else. That’s why we were genuinely relieved to learn of the sudden addition of 23 child welfare staff to Rhode Island’s Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) last week. It was a long overdue step to help protect children — a move we fought for with amendments to the Fiscal Year 2020 budget.
As a main thoroughfare in Northern RI connecting to the Capital City, lack of timely action is unacceptable.
State House, Providence, RI – State House, Providence, RI – Representative Brian C. Newberry is again leading the charge to get infrastructure improvements for Route 146 expedited with Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT).
Podcast - House Minority Leader Blake A Filippi joined the Tara Granahan Show to discuss the IGT contract, and also about a DCYF rally for more workers.
Requires Secretary of State to publish Governor’s executive orders on website
State House, Providence, RI – Today, Governor Gina Raimondo signed into law an act requiring the Rhode Island Secretary of State to collect and publish the executive orders of the governor on the Secretary of State’s website. For easy reference, they are to be arranged by topic and also published in numerical or chronological order. This legislation was sponsored by Rhode Island House Republican Representative George Nardone, and co-sponsored by House Minority Leader Blake A. Filippi, Senior Deputy Minority Leader Justin Price, Deputy Minority Leader Robert Quattrocchi, and Representative John Lyle, Jr.
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Rhode Island has a rich history dating back to 1636. Here in the House Republican Caucus, we seek to build upon that history and promote a stronger Rhode Island. We wish to foster a lower tax environment, reinvigorate the economy, and create new jobs.