State Government Press Releases

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02/08/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Lt. Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island House of Representatives are calling for immediate rate relief on energy bills to reflect the reduction in the corporate tax from 35 to 21 percent. In late January, local legislators approved House Resolution 31 that calls on the...
01/22/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Lt. Governor Dan McKee announced today that he is leading Rhode Island communities in the fight against the prescription opioid epidemic by holding accountable the companies responsible for fueling the epidemic across Rhode Island. Lt. Governor McKee organized 13 municipalities...
01/11/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Lt. Governor McKee issued the following statement on potential changes to Rhode Island's healthcare system: "I am glad that Brown University is opening up a discussion on locally-focused options for preserving our hospital system. Rhode Island residents need a solution...
01/11/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement on the reduction of National Grid's proposed rate increase: "I'm encouraged by National Grid's response to my request to lower their proposed 6% electric and 5% gas rate increases in light of the federal corporate...
01/05/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI Lt. Governor Dan McKee is calling on the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to recalculate National Grid's existing and proposed electricity rates to reflect the reduction of the federal corporate tax from 35 to 21 percent. Earlier this month, Massachusetts'...
01/03/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee announced his plans to submit legislation that will improve the emergency preparation and response of utility companies operating in Rhode Island. McKee, who serves as Chair of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Advisory Council, modeled this...
11/30/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement on the Republican tax plan: "The Senate's attempt to pass the Republican tax plan is irresponsible and unforgivable. I continue to be opposed to this plan as I have been since day one. Shame on the elected leaders...
11/16/2017
WARWICK, R.I. This weekend, Lt. Governor Dan McKee will be joined by volunteers from across Rhode Island to assemble hundreds of care packages for Rhode Island service members who are away from home this holiday season as part of the 15th Operation Holiday Cheer. On Saturday, November 18th,...
11/01/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee, Chair of the Emergency Management Advisory Council and Chair of the Small Business Advocacy Council, issued the following statement on National Grid's response to Sunday's storm: "I've been working with municipal leaders and our Emergency...
10/24/2017
WARWICK, R.I. Today, as part of the annual Operation Holiday Cheer initiative, Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee announced an ambitious goal to send over 500 care packages to service men and women who will be away from home this holiday season. Due to recent deployments of Rhode Island service...