Education reform has been at the top of the House GOP agenda, with proposals for Failing School Choice, Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), and Language Academies as immediate reform options for families. All were "held for further study" in House Committees while our children's studies are suffering. The lack of urgency to move the needle for our children's--and Rhode Island's-- future is astounding.
Revelations brought you by COVID
"A perfect measure for awakenings is to examine results of our daily actions." Vernon Howard
Issues that were left on the table and concerns that affect our neighbors, our pocketbooks and the economic stability of our state.
We tend to have short memories. Please take a look at what the House Minority Caucus fought for, on your behalf, in the 2021 Legislative Session-
Out-of-control spending, government mismanagement, lack of solutions and common sense vision for everyday Rhode Islanders...that is what we see in the FY23 budget passed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor.
The $13.6B "increasingly opaque" RI State Budget was a statement of values and priorities -- where the special interests won over RI's struggling taxpayers. House GOP attempted to address some of the budget's shortcomings, but all 11 amendments were shot down. Here are a few government priorities where a budget surplus of $877M and a federal influx of $1.8B in ARPA funds were not deemed important enough to consider.
Hundreds of bills that address a multitude of topics are submitted and heard each year in RI House Committees.
Listed are a few of the half-baked, questionable, special interest legislative efforts that caused many of our constituents to engage; ask us to vote no; demand that the State get its priorities in order; and to "say what?!?"
Please take a moment to review our list of legislative red flag warnings.
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