Rhode Island House Republican Caucus Offers Legislation to Restore Checks and Balances During a Declared State of Emergency
State House, Providence – Rhode Island House Republicans will submit legislation to ensure proper checks and balances on the Governor’s powers during a declared State of Emergency. These measures address the gaping holes in our emergency statutes that have been exposed by the past eight months of government by executive order with scarce legislative involvement.
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:
RI House Republicans Call on Governor to Follow the Law and Immediately Appoint One of Their Nominees to the Judicial Nominating