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.
State House, Providence, RI – Rhode Island House Republicans will submit an amendment to the Joint Resolution on Emergency Powers to be debated on the House Floor Thursday. If passed, the amendment will effectively end the Governor’s school mask mandate on February 14, 2022. The Caucus issued the following statement:
Legislation calls for Representatives and Senators to take a stand on Governor’s Abuse of Emergency Powers
State House, Providence, RI – House Republicans have submitted a Joint House and Senate Resolution to enforce the 180-day limit on the Governor’s Executive Powers. In July, 2021, the General Assembly amended our General Laws, § 30-15-9(g), to limit many of the Governor’s core emergency powers to 180-days only. The 180-day limit may be extended by General Assembly. Rather than follow the law and approach the General Assembly to extend his Emergency powers beyond the 180-limit, on August 14, 2021, Governor McKee sought to skirt the law by declaring a “new” COVID state of emergency – ostensibly to provide himself with a new 180-day period without the required General Assembly approval.
Statement from House Minority Leader Blake Filippi on the resignation of Department of Health Director, Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott
State House, Providence – House Republican Leader Blake A. Filippi issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott:
Governor McKee, I believe it was your December 15th Press Conference when responding to a question about your highly restrictive policies, your comment was something like, “If anyone has any other ideas, I’d love to hear them.”
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