Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Lively Experiment: 2016 Session's Over - What Happened in the Waning Hours

Panel (l-r in photo)
Dyana Koelsch – moderator
RI State Representative Daniel Reilly – (R) – Middletown, Portsmouth
RI State Representative Joe Shekarchi – (D) Warwick
RI State Representative Marvin Abney – Chairman of the House Finance Committee
RI State Representative Brian Newberry – House Minority Leader

  • What came out of the session that Reps are proud of? 
  • Biggest disappointment of the session. 
  • Investigations into a couple of legislators. 
    • Reps opinion on how public receives GA 
    • The ethics reform – does it go far enough? 
  • Voters will be asked to approve $20M bond for ProvPort. Good or bad idea? 
    • Appeared to be added at last minute. 
    • Was it and if so, why? 
  • Legalization of marijuana. Why didn’t it move forward? 
    • Too big of an issue not enough time? 
    • MA likely putting it on November ballot. What does that mean for RI?
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