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Governor Lincoln D. Chafee Releases Web Video Urging Support for Municipal Reform and Relief Package

Providence, RI - Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today released a web video highlighting his legislative package of municipal reforms and illustrating the severity of the fiscal crisis facing Rhode Island's cities and towns.

The video, "Governor Chafee's Plan to Save Our Cities and Towns," provides background information about how this crisis came about, a list of the key measures included in the Governor's legislative package, and supportive comments from several state and local officials and media outlets.

It also provides a link to a new website, http://www.governor.ri.gov/stoptheclock, where Rhode Islanders can review the Governor's proposed legislation and send messages to their state legislators, urging lawmakers to support these critically important bills.

The video can be viewed on Governor Chafee's YouTube channel here: http://youtu.be/iSZIrKw5TKQ

Governor Chafee's legislative package has been introduced in the General Assembly as follows:

House Bill No. 8006

Sponsors: Brien, Newberry

House Bill No. 8007

Sponsors: Brien, Newberry

House Bill No. 8008

Sponsors: Brien, Newberry

House Bill No. 8009

Sponsors: Brien, Newberry

House Bill No. 8010

Sponsors: Brien, Newberry

House Bill No. 8011

Sponsors: Brien, Newberry

House Bill No. 8012

Sponsors: Brien, Newberry

Senate Bill No. 2823

Sponsors: DaPonte, Bates

Senate Bill No. 2824

Sponsors: DaPonte, Bates

Senate Bill No. 2825

Sponsors: DaPonte, Bates

Senate Bill No. 2826

Sponsors: DaPonte, Bates

Senate Bill No. 2827

Sponsors: DaPonte, Bates

Senate Bill No. 2828

Sponsors: DaPonte, Bates

Senate Bill No. 2829

Sponsors: DaPonte, Bates

Related links

Department or agency: Office of the Governor

Online: http://www.governor.ri.gov

Release date: 03-30-2012

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