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Lt. Gov. McKee, General Assembly Call for Immediate Relief on Energy Bills

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lt. Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island House of Representatives are calling for immediate rate relief on energy bills to reflect the reduction in the corporate tax from 35 to 21 percent. In late January, local legislators approved House Resolution 31 that calls on the...



Lt. Gov. McKee Leads Municipalities in Legal Action Against Opioid Distributors and Manufacturers

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lt. Governor Dan McKee announced today that he is leading Rhode Island communities in the fight against the prescription opioid epidemic by holding accountable the companies responsible for fueling the epidemic across Rhode Island. Lt. Governor McKee organized 13 municipalities...



Lt. Governor McKee Statement on Changes to Rhode Island Healthcare System

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, Lt. Governor McKee issued the following statement on potential changes to Rhode Island's healthcare system: "I am glad that Brown University is opening up a discussion on locally-focused options for preserving our hospital system. Rhode Island residents need a solution...



Lt. Governor McKee Statement on National Grid Rate Reduction

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement on the reduction of National Grid's proposed rate increase: "I'm encouraged by National Grid's response to my request to lower their proposed 6% electric and 5% gas rate increases in light of the federal corporate tax



McKee Calls for Rollback of National Grid Rate Increases

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 20:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI – Lt. Governor Dan McKee is calling on the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to recalculate National Grid's existing and proposed electricity rates to reflect the reduction of the federal corporate tax from 35 to 21 percent. Earlier this month, Massachusetts' primary



Lt. Gov. McKee to Introduce Legislation to Improve Utility Company Storm Response

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee announced his plans to submit legislation that will improve the emergency preparation and response of utility companies operating in Rhode Island. McKee, who serves as Chair of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Advisory Council, modeled this...



Lt. Governor McKee Statement on Republican Tax Plan

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:00:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement on the Republican tax plan: "The Senate's attempt to pass the Republican tax plan is irresponsible and unforgivable. I continue to be opposed to this plan as I have been since day one. Shame on the elected leaders...



McKee Statement on National Grid's Proposed Rate Increase

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement on National Grid's proposed rate increase: "Enough is enough. Rhode Islanders don't need another rate increase, they need increased responsiveness from National Grid and sustainable solutions for rate relief. I urge...



Lt. Gov. McKee, Volunteers to Assemble Hundreds of Holiday Care Packages for RI Troops

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:45:00 GMT

WARWICK, R.I. – This weekend, Lt. Governor Dan McKee will be joined by volunteers from across Rhode Island to assemble hundreds of care packages for Rhode Island service members who are away from home this holiday season as part of the 15th Operation Holiday Cheer. On Saturday, November 18th,...



Lt. Governor McKee Statement on National Grid Response to RI Power Outages

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee, Chair of the Emergency Management Advisory Council and Chair of the Small Business Advocacy Council, issued the following statement on National Grid's response to Sunday's storm: "I've been working with municipal leaders and our Emergency...



Lt. Gov. McKee Announces Operation Holiday Cheer Care Package Goal

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:30:00 GMT

WARWICK, R.I. – Today, as part of the annual Operation Holiday Cheer initiative, Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee announced an ambitious goal to send over 500 care packages to service men and women who will be away from home this holiday season. Due to recent deployments of Rhode Island service...



McKee to Announce Ambitious Goal for 15th Operation Holiday Cheer

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:00:00 GMT

WARWICK, R.I. – On Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee will be joined by the Rhode Island National Guard and a host of corporate and community partners to launch the 15th Annual Operation Holiday Cheer at the Rhode Island National Guard Armory in Warwick....



Statement from Lt. Governor McKee on Memorial Hospital Closure

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI -- Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement on the announcement of the Memorial Hospital closure: "As a former municipal leader, I know how important health services are to the wellbeing of a community. Just as I have on many issues that impact our...



Lt. Gov. McKee, Town Manager to Host Empower RI Info Session in Narragansett

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:45:00 GMT

NARRAGANSETT, RI – On Monday, October 23rd at 3:00 p.m., Lt. Governor Dan McKee will partner with Narragansett Town Manager James Manni to host an Empower RI information session at the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library to help ratepayers safely shop for alternate electricity suppliers and save on...



McKee to Host Energy-Shopping Info Session in East Providence

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMT

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On Thursday, September 28th at 1:00 p.m., Lt. Governor Dan McKee will partner with East Providence City Manager Timothy Chapman to host an Empower RI information session at Weaver Library to help ratepayers safely shop for alternate electricity suppliers and save on their...



Lt. Governor McKee, Mayor Winthrop to Host Energy-Shopping Info Session in Newport

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:45:00 GMT

On Friday, September 22nd at 1:00 p.m., Lt. Governor Dan McKee will partner with Newport Mayor Henry Winthrop to host an Empower RI information session at the Newport Public Library to help ratepayers safely shop for alternate electricity suppliers and save on their electric bills. During the...



Lt. Gov. McKee, Mayor Fung to Host Energy-Shopping Info Session in Cranston

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:00:00 GMT

CRANSTON, RI – On Wednesday, September 20th at 5:00 p.m., Lt. Governor Dan McKee will partner with Cranston Mayor Allan Fung to host an Empower RI information session at Cranston High School East to help ratepayers safely shop for alternate electricity suppliers and save on their electric bills.



Lt. Gov. McKee Announces Energy-Shopping Info Sessions in Cumberland, Warwick

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:45:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI – Next week, Lt. Governor Dan McKee will partner with municipal leaders in Warwick and Cumberland to host Empower RI information sessions to help ratepayers safely shop for alternate electricity suppliers and save on their electric bills. During the information sessions, members



McKee Reaffirms Support for DACA Extension

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI – This afternoon, Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement reaffirming his support for extending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: "Here in Rhode Island, we have thousands of amazing young people who are protected by DACA, many who have only...



Lt. Gov. McKee, Municipal Leaders to Host Energy-Shopping Info Sessions Across Blackstone Valley

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 15:30:00 GMT

PROVIDENCE, RI – Beginning on Wednesday September 6th, Lt. Governor Dan McKee will partner with municipal leaders in the Blackstone Valley to host Empower RI information sessions to help ratepayers safely shop for alternate electricity suppliers and save on their electric bills. During the...