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McKee, Business Owners, Municipal Leaders to Call for Action on Ratepayer Protection Legislative Package

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 service to electric ratepayers and lower energy costs for Rhode Island small businesses and residential customers.

The legislative package is made up of five bills: H 6171, sponsored by Representative Mary Messier; H 6182, sponsored by Representative Brian Kennedy; H 6184, sponsored by Representative Raymond Johnston; H 6188 sponsored by Representative Robert Jacquard, and H 6190 sponsored by Representative Deborah Ruggiero.

Companion bills in the Senate include S 874, S 875 and S 876 sponsored by Senator Frank Lombardo; S 879 sponsored by Senator Ana Quezada and S 886 sponsored by Senator Roger Picard.

This legislative package is part of McKee's ongoing effort as Chair of the Small Business Advocacy Council to lower energy costs and create a small business friendly environment in the Ocean State.

WHAT: Press Conference

WHO: Lt. Governor Dan McKee Representative Deborah Ruggiero Mayor Donald Grebien, City of Pawtucket Kevin Hoyle, CEO, B2BGateway.Net, Hopkinton Others to be announced

WHEN: 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WHERE: House Lounge Rhode Island State House, 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI

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