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RI Can’t Afford the Republican-Trump Tax Bill

Led by President Trump, Republicans in Washington are working right now to pass a tax cut for the wealthiest people in America, paid for by the middle class. While millionaires and billionaires get tax cuts on average of $50,000 a year, 64 million middle class families across America will see their tax bill stay the same or go up. If that weren't bad enough, the latest version of the Republican-Trump Tax Bill repeals the individual mandate, which will spike the costs of health care premiums. Here in Rhode Island, we've cut the percentage of uninsured Rhode Islanders by nearly two-thirds.…
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Providence Fire Department 51st Training Academy Graduation Ceremony

Following their completion of a rigorous 24-week training process, 83 men and women will graduate from the 51st Providence Fire Department Training Academy, representing the largest and most diverse academy class in the department's distinguished history including four female recruits, one ranking 3rd overall in the class
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Mayor Elorza to Announce Grant Program for Design-Focused Small Businesses Monday

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge Elorza will join Rhode Island Department Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen, DESIGNxRI Executive Director Lisa Carnevale, Studio Endo Founder Miles Endo and partners from across the City to announce the re-launch of Providence Design Catalyst, a program that provides grants up to $15,000 to design-driven small businesses that are committed to growing in the City of Providence.
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Mensaje Semanal de la Gobernadora El Impuesto de Trump

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo hoy presenta su mensaje semanal debajo: Ahora mismo, los republicanos en Washington están tratando a bajar los impuestos para las personas más ricas en este pais. Y la clase media, las familias trabajadoras, en lugares como Cranston, East Providence y cada otra ciudad y pueblo en Rhode Island, estará pagando. La última versión de la “Republican-Trump Tax Bill” sembrará caos en toda nuestra economía. Si Presidente Trump y sus aliados republicanos quieren reformar nuestro sistema de impuestos, ellos deben dar prioridad a las familias trabajadoras. Los millonarios no necesitan ayuda. Los que necesitan apoyo…
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Deepwater Wind Pledges $1M Seed Funding for New Blue Economy Initiative at University of Massachusetts

Dartmouth, Mass. – November 16, 2017 – Deepwater Wind announced today that it is pledging funding for the establishment of a new Blue Economy Initiative at the University of Massachusetts, which will develop an independent research portfolio on how offshore wind farms can coexist with other ocean-based industries, with particular emphasis on commercial fishing. Deepwater Wind is committing $1 million over five years to sponsor the Blue Economy Initiative, which will be led by the UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology via the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute. Independent researchers at the Marine Fisheries Institute will be tasked with…
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Reed Statement on Final Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, DC – The Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, which authorizes $ billion for the Department of Defense (DOD) and for national security programs of the Department of Energy. The bill, which now heads to the President’s desk, provides the authorities and resources the military needs to complete their missions, restore readiness, prepare for the future, and take care of our military families. It would provide a percent pay raise for all servicemembers and increase total active duty and reserve end strength by about 20,000 personnel. The bill also helps build and modernize…
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Warren, Colleagues Request Information from DOD on Hospital Ship’s Role in Puerto Rico Response Efforts

Washington, DC - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) led five of her Senate colleagues in writing to the Department of Defense (DOD) to request information on the DOD's efforts to provide medical care in the aftermath of Hurricanes Maria, and to request information on the role of the USNS Comfort in the Department's Puerto Rico response efforts. The letter was also signed by Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Robert Menendez (), and Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.). In their letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis, the senators expressed concern about why the USNS Comfort, a military hospital…
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Providence City Council Approves Three New Tax Stabilization Agreements

Providence, RI (November 16, 2017) – Chairman of the Providence City Council Finance Committee, Councilman John Igliozzi, Ward Seven brought three tax stabilization agreements to the floor of tonight’s meeting which was passed by the Providence City Council. “I’m thrilled that we can help these organizations create jobs and grow their businesses here in Providence. More cranes in the city skyline mean two things – more jobs, and growth – and that’s a good thing for all of us,” stated Councilman John Igliozzi. “They will approximately add a combined $ Million in tax revenue to the City over the term…
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Stop & Shop Recalls Store Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is recalling Stop & Shop Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The product details are: Stop & Shop Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, 16 oz., UPC 68826700676 with a Best By Date of Oct-2019. Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness…
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Cicilline Statement on Republican Tax Scam

WASHINGTON – Democratic and Policy Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement after voting against 1: “This is not tax reform. It’s a scam. Our economy is already rigged against working people, and the bill Republicans passed today will make it even harder for middle class families to get ahead.” “I voted against this bill because it raises taxes on 36 million working people, according to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center. It cuts taxes on billionaires and corporate special interests, while creating even more incentives for corporations to ship jobs overseas. It pays for this…
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