HOUSE GOP RESPONDS TO IGT/TWIN RIVER PROPOSED GAMING CONTRACT CORRESPONDENCE SENT TO RHODE ISLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERS
State House, Providence - Rhode Island House Republicans responded to a letter sent to members of the General Assembly by IGT/Twin River via email earlier today (7/23/20). The IGT/Twin River letter was drafted in response to an email sent to RI House and Senate membership earlier in the week by House Republicans (7/20/20), who cited concerns in the proposed gaming contract as reported by the taxpayer funded independent gaming consultant, Christiansen Capital Advisors (CCA). House Republicans have been calling for CCA to testify before the House Finance Committee since March. The taxpayer funded independent study cost $165,000 and included two visits by CCA to Rhode Island to explain their concerning findings to legislators.
House and Senate GOP Stand with Lt. Governor in Call for Immediate Release of COVID funds to Support RI Small Business and micro businesses
State House, Providence – Rhode Island House and Senate Republicans unanimously stand with Lt. Governor Dan McKee and RI small business coalitions across the state, calling on Governor Raimondo to immediately allocate federal COVID-19 relief funds to help save Rhode Island’s struggling small and micro business enterprises. An online petition has launched, urging the State to allocate at least 10% of the $125B Cares Act funding for small business grants.
Our General Assembly has abandoned its responsibilities when needed most. The General Assembly needs to do its job: convene committees; oversee and make changes to the state’s COVID-19 relief efforts, if necessary; plan for continuity of government services; and respond to the economic hellfire Rhode Island faces.
State House, Providence – Rhode Island House Republicans earlier today called for an immediate reconvening of the House Oversight Committee in a letter to Committee Chairwoman Patricia Serpa, outlining numerous issues and polices of concern during the State of Emergency Declaration by Governor Gina Raimondo. The letter, signed unanimously by the House Minority Caucus was sent electronically to Chairwoman Serpa, Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, Leader Joseph K. Shekarchi and all members of the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
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