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McKee, Business Owners to Testify in Support of Ratepayer Protection Legislative Package

Legislation will lower energy costs for RI small businesses and residential ratepayers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee will be joined by business owners to testify in front of the House Committee on Corporations at the rise of the House on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in support of 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.

This legislative package is part of Lt. Governor 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.

WHO: Lt. Governor Dan McKee Wayne Celia, President/CEO, Diversified Distribution, Woonsocket, RI Kevin Hoyle, CEO, B2B Gateway, Hopkinton, RI Andy Mitrey, President, Archer Energy, Powell, OH Additional business owners to be announced

WHEN: Rise of the House Tuesday, May 16, 2017

WHERE: House Committee on Corporations, Room 203 Rhode Island State House, 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI

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