Rhode Island Lt. Governor http://ripr.org en Bill Would Put RI Gov. & Lt. Gov. On Joint Ticket http://ripr.org/post/bill-would-put-ri-gov-lt-gov-joint-ticket <p>A senate committee will vote Wednesday on legislation that would ultimately put the governor and lieutenant governor on a joint ticket. The bill co-sponsored by Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed would let voters decide on a constitutional amendment linking the two top offices.</p><p>Paiva Weed said previous lieutenant governors have had to define their own roles, while this legislation would make them an assistant to the governor.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 19:50:53 +0000 Catherine Welch 33168 at http://ripr.org Bill Would Put RI Gov. & Lt. Gov. On Joint Ticket Rhode Island Rolls Out "Operation Holiday Cheer" For Troops http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-rolls-out-operation-holiday-cheer-troops <p>“Operation Holiday Cheer” was officially launched Wednesday. The Lt. Governor’s Office, Rhode Island National Guard and several organizations and businesses are teaming up to send care packages to Rhode Island guardsmen overseas during the holidays.</p><p>Capt. Michael Calcagni got a care package last year. He said it makes difference when you’re away from family during the holidays. “However when you’re away one thing that is always uplifting, no matter what time of year, is mail call,” said Calcagni. “And when you can’t be home and mail brings home to you, it’s even better.”</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:40:10 +0000 Catherine Welch 24025 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Rolls Out "Operation Holiday Cheer" For Troops