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Lt. Governor McKee Urges State to Give Communities Flexibility on School Reopening Date

PROVIDENCE, RI – Lt. Governor Dan McKee today urged the State to give municipalities the flexibility to establish the reopening date for schools in their district. The Lt. Governor discussed this issue with a panel of small business owners and municipal leaders during his weekly Small Business Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday. The discussion took place following the State’s announcement that all schools in Rhode Island will reopen on August 31, a deviation from the standard of allowing local school departments to select their start date. Lt. Governor McKee notes that reopening schools before Labor Day will have a negative…
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Lt. Governor McKee Hosts Virtual Memorial Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony to Honor Rhode Island’s Fallen Heroes

PROVIDENCE, RI—Lt. Governor Daniel McKee was joined today by Governor Gina Raimondo and other state and military officials to honor Rhode Island’s fallen soldiers during a virtual wreath-laying ceremony in the Garden of Heroes. The garden, located on the southwest lawn of the State House, pays tribute to Rhode Island service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country since September 11, 2001.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect the well-being of veterans, military families and others who would normally participate, the ceremony was conducted without an audience. The program featured remarks by Lt. Governor McKee,…
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Lt. Governor McKee, Division of Public Utilities To Launch Energy Website Empower RI will help business and residential customers compare electricity prices

PROVIDENCE, - Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee will be joined by Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers Administrator Thomas Ahern on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at 2 for the launch of Empower RI, a website to help Rhode Islanders shop for the best electricity prices. Empower RI will allow business and residential customers to compare electricity prices and terms from competitive suppliers to the current "Standard Offer" from National Grid. The site is designed to make the process of selecting a competitive electricity supplier easier and more transparent in Rhode Island, which has some of the highest energy…
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