RI House GOP Offer Bills to Restore Checks and Balances During a Declared State of Emergency and Legislation for Individual’s Right to Access
State House, Providence – Rhode Island House Republicans submitted legislation to ensure proper checks and balances on the Governor’s powers during a declared State of Emergency. They also submitted a bill – Designated Support --to ensure safe, personal contact with loved ones in congregate care facilities. These measures address the gaping holes in our emergency statutes that have been exposed over the past year under a government by executive order, with scarce legislative involvement.
State House, Providence – Today, Rhode Island House Republicans sent the attached letter to Governor Gina Raimondo.
State House, Providence - The Rhode Island House of Representatives Republican Caucus offers sincere congratulations to Justice Melissa A. Long upon her swearing in as a Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
Providence, RI – In an effort to provide Rhode Island’s most vulnerable children with appropriate oversight while in the care of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), House Republicans submitted amendments to the proposed FY21 budget to address cuts in frontline staffing at DCYF by the Governor.
Filippi, Chippendale To Serve Second Term as Leadership Team of the Rhode Island House Republican Caucus
State House, Providence – Rhode Island House Republicans unanimously re-elected Blake A. Filippi of Block Island, as Minority Leader; and Michael C. Chippendale of Foster, as Minority Whip – to continue their united Caucus and driving meaningful legislative reform and policy discussions at the State House.
State House, Providence, RI – Rhode Island House Republicans, in collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), are calling for the creation of a comprehensive fuelwood harvesting program as a preemptive measure to help combat costly forest fires within the state. Rhode Island continues to experience severe to extreme drought conditions, adding urgency to adopt permanent mitigation measures.
Rhode Island is an outlier when it comes to not convening legislature, not addressing the state budget, and the limited distribution of Coronavirus Relief Funds
State House, Providence - Recent statements by the Speaker of the House and the Governor indicating that Rhode Island is in lock-step with our neighboring states regarding the status of our state budget, the convening of the General Assembly, and the disbursement of federal Coronavirus Relief Funds, compel the Rhode Island House Republican Caucus to issue the following fact sheet demonstrating that Rhode Island is in fact an outlier:
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