Michael Chippendale and Tara Granahan:
"Why at this time are we giving raises to people making 6 figures? Dan McKee is not in touch with day to day life in RI. The General Assembly needs to come back off the campaign trail to address this issue and to properly fund heating assistance for our residents and businesses. This should be our focus."
Today, the Department of Administration conducted a hearing on Governor McKee’s request for pay raises for his cabinet directors, who all currently earn at least $100,000 per year, by as much as double digit percent points. Those pay hikes will take effect unless both chambers of the General Assembly return within 30 days to reject this proposal in special sessions of the respective chambers.
State House, Providence – Leader Blake Filippi (R-Dist. 36, New Shoreham, Charlestown, South Kingstown, Westerly), co-chair of the Rhode Island Shoreline Access Commission, applauds the House passage of H8055 Sub A, a bill which Filippi has co-sponsored. H8055 will ensure future generations of Rhode Islanders their constitutional right to access the shoreline:
Representative Place and Senator Bell co-sponsor legislation to phase out corporate incentive giveaways
State House, Providence – Rhode Island House Representative David Place (R-Burrillville/Glocester) and Rhode Island Senator Sam Bell (D- Providence) have teamed up to renew their efforts to limit costly corporate giveaways used to lure companies from neighboring states. They have resubmitted legislation to enlist Rhode Island in an interstate compact that protects public investments now, and in the future. A March 3, 2022 report by the Rhode Island Department of Revenue concluded that there are minor economic benefits deriving from the ReBuild RI tax credit, prompting interest by the legislators to defund corporate incentive programs by the state.
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