State House, Providence, RI – As Governor McKee’s onerous vaccine and mask mandates in Executive Order 21-116 go into effect today, House Republicans issue the following plan of action:
R.I. House Republicans Call for Fiscal Discipline and Strategic Investment of American Rescue Plan Funds
State House, Providence, RI – In response to the “RI Rebounds Plan” advanced by Governor McKee, House Speaker Shekarchi and Senate President Ruggerio, House Republicans issue the following statement:
State House, Providence, RI - Members Rhode Island House Minority office offer the following statement regarding the ratification of the Council 94 contract that includes a $3000 bonus for vaccinated state workers:
State House, Providence - Rep. Sherry Roberts (D29) of West Greenwich/Coventry issues the following, stating that she doesn't agree with the financial incentive offered only to State Workers who receive the vaccine, as it disproportionately affects the pay of workers who cannot or will not receive the vaccine for reasons of medical or religious exemptions:
State House, Providence – Today, the Rhode Island House Republican Office released its “Minority Report” detailing extensive advocacy and legislative efforts during the 2020/21 Legislative Sessions. Despite COVID restrictions, RI House Republican Office members were relentless in their demands for General Assembly engagement, government transparency in the Governor’s unilateral decision-making and expenditures, and repeatedly called for the end of Executive Power rule. This Legislative Session Recap is published online and details House Republican efforts during the pandemic.
The IGT/Twin River legislation just signed by Governor McKee overpays these multi-national corporations by $800 Million.
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.
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