State Government Press Releases

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08/17/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement on the Paw Sox move to Worcester: "The departure of the Paw Sox marks a missed opportunity for economic development in the Blackstone Valley. I have great respect and admiration for Mayor Grebien and the local leaders who...
07/25/2018
As part of his effort to update Rhode Island's State Plan on Alzheimer's, Lt. Governor Dan McKee is launching a series of Town Hall meetings across the state to collect input from Rhode Islanders whose lives have been impacted by the disease. In February, Lt. Governor McKee and the Rhode...
07/23/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI After months of negotiations, Lt. Governor Dan McKee announced his plan to reduce the inflated paint recycling fees imposed on consumers by Paint Care, the multimillion-dollar national organization responsible for Rhode Island's paint recycling program. The Paint Care program...
07/20/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee made the following statement about National Grid's intention to increase electric rates by 19-percent: "Another rate increase is unacceptable. It is unacceptable for hardworking Rhode Island families, our small business community and our state's...
06/27/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement on the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy: "The sudden retirement of Justice Kennedy drastically and dangerously shifts the balance on future decisions that are important to women, our LGBTQ+ community and...
06/27/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI -- Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's ruling in Janus v. AFSCME: "Today's #Janus ruling is a partisan attack on working Americans, a blow to our middle class and just another example of #SCOTUS turning its back on the American people....
06/14/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Lt. Governor Dan McKee and the Age-Friendly RI Coalition are teaming up to host the first in a series of Community Table networking events for seniors across Rhode Island. The series will kick off on Tuesday, June 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Finn's Harborside, 38 Water Street, East...
06/13/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Last night, the Senate passed two pieces of Lt. Governor Dan McKee's ratepayer protection legislation to expand low cost energy options for Rhode Island families and small businesses and improve the utility company's responsiveness to consumers. Senate Bill 2330, sponsored by...
06/01/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. In response to Rhode Island's low ratings on small business friendliness, Lt. Governor Dan McKee and Thumbtack Inc. will host 'Earning an A,' a forum to identify strategies to improve the state's small business friendliness and link small businesses with existing resources,...
05/24/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee was joined today by military families to honor Rhode Island's fallen soldiers during the annual Garden of Heroes Wreath Laying Ceremony at the State House. The Garden was dedicated in 2005 to Rhode Island men and women who have made the ultimate...