House Minority Leader Filippi Voices Grave Concerns Over the Evergreen and Firefighter Overtime Bills Becoming Law
Providence, RI – “Rhode Island taxpayers will suffer two blows to their fiscal well-being with the union endorsed continuing-contract bill being signed into law by Governor Gina Raimondo yesterday, and the firefighter bill becoming law today without her signature,” said Blake Filippi, Rhode Island House Minority Caucus Leader.
“State leaders have failed to heed the objections and budgetary expertise of city and town officials across our state - and across the political spectrum. These bills will erode the opportunity for municipalities to manage and change their fiscal landscapes, and maintain and upgrade the delivery of public services.”
“The most important special interest should be the taxpayer. Yet, RI government continually takes action that diminishes the money in their pockets, their property values, and their voices in local budgetary processes. It is high time that taxpayers’ interests are put first, or else, there won’t be enough taxpayers left to pay for basic government and rescue our state and municipal pension funds.”
The Rhode Island House of Representatives Minority Caucus (Republican) is comprised of the following elected members representing constituents who live in the following districts throughout the Ocean State: Minority Leader, Blake Filippi, District 36 (Charlestown, South Kingstown, Westerly, New Shoreham); Minority Whip, Michael Chippendale, District 40 (Foster, Glocester, Coventry); Representative John Lyle, Jr., District 46 (Lincoln, Pawtucket); Representative George Nardone, District 28 (Coventry); Representative Brian Newberry, District 48 (North Smithfield, Burrillville); Representative David Place, District 47 (Burrillville, Glocester); Senior Deputy Minority Leader Justin Price, District 39 (Exeter, Hopkinton, Richmond); Deputy Minority Leader Robert Quattrocchi, District 41 (Scituate, Cranston); Representative Sherry Roberts, District 29 (Coventry, West Greenwich).
For more information, contact:
Director of Communications
Rhode Island House of Representatives Minority Office
Rhode Island State House, Room 106
Providence, RI 02903
Office: (401) 222-1574
Cell: (401) 487-5582
About Rhode Island House Republicans
Rhode Island has a rich history dating back to 1636. Here in the House Republican Caucus, we seek to build upon that history and promote a stronger Rhode Island. We wish to foster a lower tax environment, reinvigorate the economy, and create new jobs.