Bill Clegg will officially announce his candidacy as a Republican for the Second District seat currently occupied by Congressman James Langevin on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 12:30 P.M. at T’s Restaurant (in Benny’s Plaza), 5600 Post Road, in East Greenwich, RI.
Bill and his wife Ruth have been married for 32 years and have lived in Warwick since 1984. They have two grown sons, Alex and Garrett. Bill and Ruth are both URI grads, class of 1977, and Bill also attended Syracuse University College of Law, graduating in 1984. Bill spent a combined 28 years in the US Army and US Army Reserve. He was a rifle platoon leader in the Big Red One in Germany for several years and he subsequently commanded at every level up to Division. After a deployment to Iraq as an Assistant Division Commander for the 98th Division (USAR), Bill retired in 2005 as a Colonel and was awarded the Legion of Merit.
Bill also spent more than twenty years at Textron where he last served as the Executive Director, Ethics & Compliance. He recently left Textron and is now campaigning full-time. Bill has served on the Board of Directors of the RI Airport Corporation, the Ethics & Compliance Officer’s Association, and he was recently appointed by the Governor to the RI Commission on Judicial Tenure & Discipline.
Bill and Ruth are active in the community and support many institutions such as St. Mary’s Home for Children, Community Prep, Save the Bay, United Way, and the Appalachian Mountain Club. Bill and his family enjoy many outdoor pursuits, both on the Bay and in the woods.
For more information: Bill Clegg for Congress
Dr. Daniel Harrop, a Republican, will announce his candidacy for Mayor of Providence on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010, at the Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House, located at 209 Douglas Avenue, in Providence.
The event, which is scheduled to start at 6:00 PM, is free and open to the public. It will include food and other refreshments, as well as an opportunity to meet Dr. Harrop and get to know his fresh new policies to improve city economic conditions, reduce crime, and reform education, which would be enacted if he is elected Mayor in November.
For more information, contact Will Grapentine at barkus [at] mail [dot] com .
Source: Harrop for Mayor
Finally, some action on job creation from the Administration!
Top IRS officials have been working with Democrats on Capitol Hill to determine how the agency will enforce President Obama’s new health care law. Republican lawmakers estimate the legislation will require the hiring of many thousands of new tax enforcement agents.
While it’s still not known exactly how many will be hired, here’s what’s clear: Under the new law, the IRS is required to fine taxpayers thousands of dollars if they do not purchase health insurance. In order for the government to enforce compliance, tax authorities will need information, for the first time, about people’s health care. Collecting that data will require more IRS personnel.
Consider what has happened in Massachusetts, which passed a similar health care bill in 2006. To enforce the individual mandate, the state’s Department of Revenue asks filers what kind of insurance they have, as well as details like whether their “sincerely held religious beliefs” are moving them to petition for an exemption from the requirement…
Read More: The Daily Caller
Mitt Romney took a moment his book tour to lambaste the new health care law, calling for a repeal and characterizing President Obama as an abuser of power and purveyor of fraudulent claims.
“President Obama has betrayed his oath to the nation — rather than bringing us together, ushering in a new kind of politics, and rising above raw partisanship, he has succumbed to the lowest denominator of incumbent power: justifying the means by extolling the ends. He promised better; we deserved better,” Romney wrote in a statement on the website of his political action committee, Free and Strong America.
The former Massachusetts governor has been criss-crossing the country and doing a series of interviews on his recently released book, “No Apology,” which premiered Sunday atop The New York Times’ best-seller list for non-fiction books…
“His health care bill is unhealthy for America. It raises taxes, slashes the more private side of Medicare, installs price controls, and puts a new federal bureaucracy in charge of health care. It will create a new entitlement even as the ones we already have are bankrupt. For these reasons and more, the act should be repealed. That campaign begins today.”…
Read More: Boston.com
TELL YOUR REP BY TOMORROW: 75,000 UNEMPLOYED RHODE ISLANDERS NEED E-VERIFY!
IMPORTANT HEARING AFFECTING RHODE ISLAND’S 75,000 UNEMPLOYED TOMORROW!
CONTACT YOUR REP HERE AND ATTEND THIS HEARING!
E-VERIFY LEGISLATION IS CRITICAL TO RI’s 75,000 UNEMPLOYED WORKERS AND BUSINESSES, AND TOMORROW IS AN IMPORTANT DAY AT THE STATE HOUSE! THREE BILLS NEED YOUR ATTENTION!
H 7296, the E-Verify bill that guarantees a legal workforce, introduced by Rep. Jon D. Brien (Woonsocket) is scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, March 23rd at the Rise of the House (4:30/5:00) in the House Labor Committee, Room 135. Rhode Island desperately needs this legislation because there are already 75,000 people out of work here. SUPPORT THIS BILL!
H 7388 is a bill to require proof of I D in order to vote, also introduced by Rep. Brien, will be heard at the same time. It only makes common sense that voters present identification. SUPPORT THIS BILL!
H 7527 is a bill from Rep. Grace Diaz that calls for the elimination of the Governor’s E-Verify order . DEFEAT THIS BILL!
This is a very critical year for jobs and businesses in Rhode Island. There is no question that high citizen attendance at these hearings is effective. To make your voice heard, please contact your neighbors and come to Smith Hill.
Silence is consent.
Source: Rhode Island Statewide Coalition