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Statement from the Trillo for Governor Campaign

President Trump is entirely correct when he criticizes those who refuse to stand for the National Anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance. While I support everyone’s right to protest peacefully, there are a million ways to protest. The National Anthem is where we the people of this great country give thanks to those who have given their lives for all the freedoms we enjoy. I support President Trump who is one man trying to emphasize the importance of this message. Athletes need to realize that young kids look up to them and the last thing we need is to have…
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Mayor Grebien Swears in Pawtucket Police Chief Tina Goncalves

PAWTUCKET – Today, Mayor Donald R. Grebien swore in Tina Goncalves as Police Chief of Pawtucket at a ceremony at Lyman B. Goff Middle School. Chief Goncalves is Pawtucket’s first female chief and the first female municipal police chief in Rhode Island. State leaders, representatives, senators, city councilors, police chiefs and officers from around the state attended the ceremony. Chief Goncalves began her career with the Pawtucket Police Department nineteen years ago, and served in the Patrol, Narcotics, Detective, and Major Crimes Divisions, as well as the Sex Offender Law Enforcement Multidisciplinary Network. She rose through the ranks as Sergeant,…
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State Officials Celebrate Massachusetts Day at Big E Massachusetts Building Highlights Agricultural Businesses across State

WEST SPRINGFIELD - Today, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Commissioner John Lebeaux and other state officials attended Massachusetts Day at the Big E to highlight support for the economic development of Massachusetts agriculture. The officials kicked off the day with a speaking program on the lawn of the Massachusetts Building. "The Big E is a perfect opportunity for fairgoers to learn about the many diverse businesses here in Massachusetts producing high-quality local products," said Governor Charlie Baker. "Our administration is dedicated to supporting and promoting Massachusetts' vibrant agricultural industry, and we encourage…
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Pawtucket Car Owners Can Expect to Receive their Bills Next Week

PAWTUCKET - Mayor Donald R. Grebien announced that Pawtucket car owners can expect to receive their car tax bills beginning September 25th. The majority of residents will see changes to their car tax bills following the passage of the car tax cut by the General Assembly and the Governor. While discussions were occurring at the state level throughout the spring, the City decided to delay issuing its bills to avoid confusion and the need to issue adjustments. "This long overdue tax cut provides needed relief for hardworking taxpayers," said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. "The City has extended its payment deadline…
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Trinity Rep and Rhode Island Latino Arts Announce Free Reading Of Just Like Us

*PROVIDENCE, RI: Trinity Rep*, in partnership with *Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA)*, announces *a free, public reading of **Karen Zacarías’ play Just Like Us on October 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Trinity Rep* *at 201 Washington St. in Providence. **Just Like Us*, a powerful play based on the real story of “DREAMers”, will be directed by *Joe Wilson, Jr.* and performed by the Trinity Rep resident acting company, local actors, students, and activists. To learn more or reserve free tickets to the reading, visit ***/LikeUs* . The reading is part of the *America Too* project at Trinity Rep, an…
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Governor Raimondo Spoke with RWU Law Dean About criminal Justice Bills, Role of Law School

BRISTOL, , September 21, 2017 - During an interview earlier this year with Roger Williams University School of Law Dean Michael J. Yelnosky, Governor Raimondo spoke about the criminal justice legislation that passed the state legislature this week. The General Assembly on Tuesday gave final approval to a package of bills aimed at overhauling the state's criminal-sentencing laws. The legislation stems from the Justice Reinvestment Working Group, which was formed in 2015 by Governor Raimondo and co-chaired by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell and retired Superior Court Associate Justice Judith Colenback Savage, who is now a Distinguished…
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Governor Raimondo on RWU Law

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo recently sat down with Dean Michael Yelnosky. to talk about law, legal education, and the increasingly vital role of RWU Law On September 19, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed a package of criminal justice reform bills. Governor Raimondo has said she will sign them into law. Earlier this year, RWU Law Dean Michael Yelnosky had the opportunity to sit down with the Governor to talk about that legislation, and the role RWU Law played in helping to educate the community about the issues. They also chatted more broadly about the role of RWU Law,…
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Statement from Governor Gina M. Raimondo on the Latest TrumpCare Bill

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today in response to the most recent version of TrumpCare: "The Graham-Cassidy bill would be just as bad for Rhode Islanders as every other failed version of TrumpCare. According to most recent estimates, this plan would cost Rhode Islanders more than $20 billion in federal funding over the next two decades if enacted. "Rhode Island is a model for successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act. We were recently ranked third-highest in the nation for percentage of children with health insurance coverage-- thanks in large part to the ACA. It's…
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Cicilline Wishes Jewish Community a Sweet Rosh Hashanah

PAWTUCKET - Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-1) issued the following statement: "Tonight, as the sun goes down, I will join family and friends in celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. We will join others all over the world in a spirit of personal reflection and renewal." "The High Holy Days provide us an opportunity to contemplate the past year and to think about the coming year. In doing so, we consider how we can improve ourselves, our community and the life of our nation. This is an important time for prayer and thoughtful reflection." "I wish everyone who is…
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Reed Seeks to Defend American Voting Rights and Increase Access to the Voting Booth

WASHINGTON, DC - As President Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity holds meetings around the country and is asking states for data and information about voters, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and several of his colleagues are offering an initiative to strengthen the integrity of our elections and enhance participation in our democracy: weekend voting. In an effort to boost voter participation by making voting in federal elections more accessible for all Americans, Reed is introducing the Weekend Voting Act. Reed's bill (S. 1828) would move federal Election Day from the first Tuesday in November to the first full weekend.…
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