State Government Press Releases

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09/05/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI This afternoon, Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement reaffirming his support for extending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: "Here in Rhode Island, we have thousands of amazing young people who are protected by DACA, many who have only...
09/01/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI Beginning on Wednesday September 6th, Lt. Governor Dan McKee will partner with municipal leaders in the Blackstone Valley to host Empower RI information sessions to help ratepayers safely shop for alternate electricity suppliers and save on their electric bills. During the...
08/29/2017
WOONSOCKET, RI -- On Thursday, August 31st at 1:00 p.m., Lt. Governor Dan McKee's Office will partner with Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt to host an Empower RI information session at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library to help ratepayers learn to safely shop for electric suppliers and save...
08/15/2017
On August 8, 2017, Lt. Governor McKee filed a position statement (below) with the Public Utilities Commission opposing National Grid's electric rate increase. McKee's office was the only group to formally intervene against the rate hike on behalf of Rhode Island ratepayers. _______ I (the...
08/02/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee announced that he will intervene in National Grid's Standard Offer Service Procurement Plan Docket 4605 in order to oppose the Grid's proposed 53-percent electric rate increase now pending before the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Since...
06/22/2017
EAST GREENWICH, R.I. On Monday, July 10, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., Lt. Governor Dan McKee and Stephen Lombardi of the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will host a televised small business forum at Finn's Harborside, 38 Water Street, East Greenwich. The evening will begin with networking from 5:...
05/25/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee was joined today by Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Brigadier General Christopher P. Callahan, Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard, Director of Veterans Affairs Kasim Yarn and other state officials...
05/24/2017
PROVIDENCE, RI -- This afternoon, Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee held a press conference to call for action on his Ratepayer Protection Legislative Package that would improve customer service levels to electric ratepayers and lower energy costs for Rhode Island small businesses and residential...
05/22/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee, municipal leaders, business owners and General Assembly members will host a press conference at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 to call for action on the Lt. Governor's Ratepayer Protection Legislative Package that would increase customer...
05/17/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Lt. Governor McKee will kick off a '39 Farms Tour' of Rhode Island on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at Sunset Farm in Narragansett. This will mark the beginning of McKee's statewide tour of a farm or farm-related small business in all 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island.