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McKee to Host Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge Final Competition

PROVIDENCE, – On  Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 10:00  Lt. Governor Dan McKee will be joined by Millennial Rhode Island and the Credit Unions of Rhode Island to host the Lt. Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge Final Competition. This event will take place at New England Institute of Technology, 1 New England Tech Blvd., East Greenwich, RI. Teams of high school entrepreneurs from across the state will present business pitches to a panel of local millennial business owners and receive thousands of dollars in scholarships based on their pitch scores.
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GOVERNOR, SENATOR REED, CONGRESSMAN LANGEVIN, RIDOT MARK REOPENING OF WESTERLY TRAIN STATION

Partnership with art gallery provides public access for train passengers Governor Gina Raimondo, Senator Jack Reed, Congressman Jim Langevin, and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr. today joined with the Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly to celebrate the reopening of the Westerly Train Station in downtown Westerly. The station has been closed for two years, following Amtrak's change to online and mobile smartphone ticketing. Through a unique partnership with the Artists' Cooperative, train passengers will have an indoor waiting area and access to restrooms while providing a new arts venue for the Westerly community. The station…
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Judge Flanders Proposes Comprehensive Reforms for Affordable Health Care and Lower Prescription Drug Prices

WARWICK, - Judge Bob Flanders, former Supreme Court Justice and candidate for Senate, is calling on Sen. Whitehouse to answer to voters on the cost and consequences of the radical "Medicare for All" plan which he supports. In contrast to the vague promises of Sen. Whitehouse's so-called plan, Judge Flanders offers a detailed and comprehensive proposal to make health care more affordable and lower the cost of drug prices: "It is time Rhode Island voters were informed about Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s real position on health care. I want all Rhode Islanders and Americans to have affordable health care and lower…
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Will Raimondo Ever Learn?

(Cranston) - Gina Raimondo’s shady insider connections continue.  Her latest campaign filings revealed she has hired Jeff Britt, the ultimate political backroom dealer, to be part of the campaign.  One has to wonder why she would pay for someone who is currently in the middle of contempt proceedings with the Board of Elections for failing to respond to a valid subpoena questioning his actions in a prior campaign.  There is only one answer.  Her desperate campaign, which has spent millions of dollars and not seen one iota of movement in the polls, knows their only hope of winning is by resorting to the…
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Governor Meets with WindWinRI Team

New Real Jobs RI program set to launch this year will prepare today's middle and high school students for tomorrow's jobs in offshore wind KINGSTOWN, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo met with local business leaders and educators who are working together to build the state's first Career Pathways program to prepare middle and high school students for jobs in Rhode Island's growing offshore wind industry. Beginning this fall at Rocky Hill School and North Kingstown High School, the WindWinRI program will pilot activities designed to increase exposure to careers in wind energy and support students in earning industry-endorsed credentials.…
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Matt Brown Y las Comunidades Minoritarias

Es un honor volver a trabajar con un verdadero amigo de la comunidad Latina –Matt Brown. Matt es alguien que ha sido siempre un luchador por la igualdad y por una educacion de excelencia para nuestros hijos. Muchos entran en la política y recién ‘descubren’ a nuestra comunidad. A diferencia de esos, Matt nos ha incluido en posiciones de liderato desde su días como fundador de Democracy Compact y City Year, organizaciones que han contribuido enormemente a nuestro bienestar, ¨ dice la líder comunitaria y portavoz del grupo Latinos por Matt Brown, Sylvia Bernal. El sábado, 18 de agosto, a…
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Dr. Skoly, well-known state advocate, assumes Chairmanship

Providence, RI -- The RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity announced today that Dr. Stephen Skoly was selected in July by its Board of Directors to become Chairman of the organization following the resignation of its former Chairman, Mike Riley, who stepped-down to pursue his candidacy for state Treasurer. Skoly, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, is well known among many lawmakers for his research and testimony over the years on many legislative issues, especially pertaining to healthcare policy. Skoly joined the Center's board in late 2017. "For years I have been impressed with the great work of the Center. I value the importance of this organization…
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Education

DeRobbio Calls on City Council to Block Superintendent’s Contract Extension Until Federal Settlement Documents Are Released

“Providence residents have a right to know how their schools settled a federal investigation into these abysmal learning conditions,” says former superintendent and candidate for mayor. PROVIDENCE, RI — Robert DeRobbio, longtime educator and candidate for mayor, calls on the Providence City Council to block a contract extension for Superintendent Chris Maher until the school department releases their plan for complying with the federal settlement around their inability to provide the minimum required English Language Learning instruction. “Providence residents have a right to know how their schools settled a federal investigation into these abysmal learning conditions,” said DeRobbio. “Right now,…
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