Loughlin To Make It Official!
Come out to Lincoln to make history! John Loughlin, Rhode Island State Representative, will make it official in a public announcement of his candidacy for United States Congress in Rhode Island’s First Congressional District.
The big announcement will take place this Thursday, February 4th, 2010, at 12:00 Noon, at the Lincoln Community School Office Park, 12 Breakneck Hill Road, in Lincoln, RI.
The general public and members of the news media are invited to attend. This will be an outdoor announcement so guests are encouraged to dress warmly.
Hope you can make it!
Source: Loughlin for Congress
I am pleased to invite you to join us for the Narragansett Republican Town Committee’s 1st annual Reagan birthday celebration on Thursday, February 4th, 2010.
Guest Speaker: Former Mayor of Cranston Steve Laffey.
While November 3, 2010, may seem a long way off, the Narragansett GOP needs your help.
By joining us at the 1st Annual Reagan Dinner, you can be a part of our success and a part of the Republican resurgence in Narragansett and across Rhode Island!
I look forward to seeing you on February 4th!
Visit us at: http://www.narragansettgop.org to make a reservation.
Very Truly Yours,
Chairman, Narragansett Republican Town Committee
David Talan, Chairman of the Providence Republican Party, responded as follows to Mayor David Cicilline’s State Of The City address tonight:
The Providence Republican Party urges the Mayor to look for ways to hold down city spending, without reducing necessary services. We commend Governor Carcieri for proposing to relax unfunded state mandates on the cities and towns, to allow them to spend much less money on low priority items. We note that a bi-partisan group of Mayors has come out in support of eliminating unfunded state mandates: Democratic Mayors from Cumberland, Johnston & North Providence (Daniel McKee, Joseph Polisena & Charles Lombardi), as well as Republican chief executives from Cranston and Lincoln (Allan Fung and Joseph Almond). Noticeably missing from this list is the Mayor of Providence. We urge Mayor Cicilline to join this effort, and to take a leadership role. We also urge the Mayor to actively lobby the all-Democrat 20-member Providence Legislative delegation to support eliminating unfunded mandates.
In fact, we urge the Mayor to go even further than the Governor has done. The Mayor should lobby the State Legislature for an “Unfunded Mandates Act”, that would relieve the city from having to comply with any mandates that are not funded fully (100 %) by the state government. We would find that we could get by very well without many of these mandated services. As an example of how this could save money, the city 2 years ago got permission from the state Dept. of Education to increase the size of costly special education classes by 20 perecnt from what was mandated. This does not appear to have done any harm to the quality of instruction. (Indeed, we should look at reducing the number of students in special education. In Providence, the percentage of such children is double the national average.) Continue reading ‘Providence GOP Response to ‘State of the City’ Address’