Lou Raptakis Biography
Won passage of the "Barbara Lombardi Bill" to close a loophole in the state law intended to protect victims of domestic violence.Crafted the state's tough anti-carjacking law. Led the fight to increase the time murderers must serve before being eligible for parole
Co-sponsored and voted for Separation of Powers legislation. Co-sponsored and voted for Voter Initiative.
Fought for the expansion of RI Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Elderly (RIPAE) and called for an increase in the Medicare reimbursement for seniors who are HMO subscribers. Advocated pharmacy freedom of choice bill to reduce cost of prescriptions.
Fought against special interest deals in the state budget, including the increase in revenue for kennel owners at Lincoln Park. Promoted a sensible Minimum Wage Bill to tie increases in the minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index, giving workers steady increases year-to-year and allowing businesses to plan for gradual hikes.
Supported phase-out of the auto tax to put more money back in taxpayers pockets.