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Statement by Lt. Governor McKee on Firefighter OT Legislation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee on Thursday released the following statement on the firefighter overtime legislation:

"I am pleased that the voice of municipal leaders throughout Rhode Island has been heard, and that Senator Lombardi will not seek a vote on the bill at this time. I welcome a full and thoughtful study of this complex issue, as recommended by the Senator.

On behalf of municipal leaders and the taxpayers of our state, I look forward to working with the General Assembly on ways we can help our cities and towns operate more efficiently. I commit to working with the House and Senate leadership to make decisions that are in the best interests of everyone as we do the hard work of rebuilding Rhode Island's economy.

Meanwhile, we are mindful and appreciative of the hard work of our firefighters and the dedication they demonstrate every day."

Media Contact: Erika Niedowski,, 401-222-1445

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