HOUSE REPUBLICANS CALL FOR INDEPENDENT STUDY ON IGT CONTRACT EXTENSION AND TWIN RIVER COUNTER PROPOSAL
State House, Providence, RI – Today, House Republican Finance Committee members called for an independent study on the proposed IGT 20-year contract extension and the competing proposal from Twin River, Camelot, and Intralot.
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).
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.
State House, Providence, RI – “The departure of Director Piccola provides us with the opportunity to fundamentally transform DCYF, which it desperately needs. We will continue to work with our government colleagues to support front line staff and increase their ranks, as they are a critical resource in meeting the needs of our most vulnerable children.”
Blake A. Filippi
House Minority Leader
State House, Providence, RI – The E-911 Commission will have two new commissioners if the Senate passes the companion bill to the unanimously supported House bill. Sponsored by Republican Representative John W. Lyle, Jr., the minority leader of the House (or their designee) and the minority leader of the Senate (or their designee) will be added to this advisory board. The E-911 advisory commission was created to provide insights and recommendations to the director of the emergency telephone system division. Properly funding E-911 operations has been a focus of House Republicans for some time.
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