RAIMONDO OFFERS RHODE ISLANDERS A CLEAR CHOICE FOR CHANGE AND PROGRESS

Governor handedly wins final debate for election Opponents Fung and Trillo offer no vision for state and squabble PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo won tonight’s debate and made a clear closing argument that she is the only candidate capable of continuing the change and progress that Rhode Islanders need. Under her leadership, Rhode Island has added nearly 20,000 new jobs and the unemployment rate is below 4 percent for the first time since 1989. In a second term, Raimondo will work to protect the economic development and job training investments that are helping Rhode Island compete with other states.…
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ALLAN FUNG’S RECORD OF TAX INCREASES SETS HIM APART FROM OTHER CANDIDATES

Cranston Designated as Distressed Community Largely Due to Fung’s Tax Hikes   PROVIDENCE, RI - In 10 years as mayor, Allan Fung has raised property and car taxes six times. The car tax in his city is the fifth highest in Rhode Island. In contrast, Governor Raimondo has cut taxes to make it easier for small businesses and entrepreneurs to expand, and she worked with the General Assembly to cut the tax, giving middle class families much deserved relief. Because of her efforts, the average Rhode Islander’s car tax bill has been cut by more than 20 percent.   “Allan…
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Community

Mayors Taveras and Fung to Host Job Fair for Military, Veterans and Their Families at Providence Career & Technical Academy

Ninety companies to participate with more than 500 job openings; Brief opening ceremony featuring Brigadier General Petrarca, Hope High School Junior ROTC and area veterans PROVIDENCE, RI - Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung are co-hosting a job fair for Rhode Island's military, veterans and their families on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 1 at the Providence Career & Technical Academy, 41 Fricker Street, Providence. There will be 90 businesses that are actively hiring on hand for the event, which will include a brief opening ceremony and four workshops for attendees. This event will be the fourteenth…
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Politics

Block Makes Statement On Ethics In Ri Politics

Providence, RI - Today, Republican Candidate for Governor Ken Block called for the need to change how politicians operate in Rhode Island. Citing the contributions Treasurer Raimondo, Mayor Fung, and Mayor Taveras made to Speaker Fox, as well as Treasurer Raimondo's and Mayor Taveras' walking with Speaker Fox in his district, all while allegations of pay-to-play and corruption in the 38 Studios deal and PEDP Loans were being made, Mr. Block said, "We need a change agent as Governor, and these career politicians kissed the brass ring of power despite the stench of 38 Studios." Additionally, Mr. Block highlighted the fact that…
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