State Government Press Releases

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07/01/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee released the following statement after the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to end the "billing adjustment" practice that left thousands of customers with unexpected charges on their bills after they switched to...
06/30/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Public Utilities Commission is expected to decide Wednesday whether to eliminate the so-called "billing adjustment" that has cost National Grid customers about $1.5 million so far this year after they switched to competitive electricity suppliers. As co-chairman of the...
06/11/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee on Thursday released the following statement on the firefighter overtime legislation: "I am pleased that the voice of municipal leaders throughout Rhode Island has been heard, and that Senator Lombardi will not seek a vote on the bill at this time.
06/09/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee and the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns on Tuesday called on the General Assembly to defeat legislation that would change firefighter overtime law and cost cities and towns millions of dollars at a time when municipalities are seeking to...
06/02/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee and municipal leaders from across Rhode Island on Tuesday highlighted the need for cities and towns to have the flexibility to cost-effectively manage their fire departments and said they vigorously oppose any legislation that would remove essential...
05/20/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee was joined by Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Major General Kevin R. McBride, Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard, and other dignitaries on Wednesday at a Remembrance Ceremony at the Garden of Heroes...
04/14/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today the two have intervened in National Grid's Energy Procurement case now pending before the Public Utilities Commission to request the termination of the "billing adjustment" practice that has...
04/10/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee and the co-chairmen of the Joint Municipal Shared Services Study Commission have announced legislation that takes another step toward the goal of helping cities and towns address growing costs through the sharing of services. While there are...
03/20/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee was invited to the White House Thursday for a meeting with the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, which oversees the Obama Administration's engagement with state and local officials around the country. The meeting was hosted by Jerry Abramson,
03/12/2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee tonight issued the following statement after Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's budget address to the General Assembly: "Gov. Raimondo has laid out a bold agenda that will stimulate economic development, grow jobs and lay the foundation for Rhode Island'...