"Sen. Leonidas P. Raptakis, D-Coventry, will be reintroducing legislation that ties any future increase in the hourly minimum wage to the Consumer Price Index of the Northeast Region. Senator Raptakis introduced the same bill (2018-S 2246) last session." See the full story at NewportRI.com. The Newport Daily News is owned by GateHouse Media
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“What they’ve done is they’ve just opened up this whole issue to a third party and a third party took advantage of a loophole," said Sen. Lou Raptakis, a Democrat that represents District 33. Raptakis was forwarded the flyer from one of his constituents. He said he wouldn't campaign that way, and the whole idea of it is just plain wrong. “Politics has no place in public education," he said. Read more at: NBC 10 RI.
Raptakis says he’s noticed several of his campaign signs have gone missing, which led him to do some digging. Two separate incidents, caught on camera, show Copley removing Raptakis' campaign signs at two different gas stations: A Sunoco Gas Station off of Exit 6 and a Mobile Gas Station off of exit 7 on I-95 South in West Greenwich..." Read original story and view actual stolen sign video at: NBC 10 RI
Rhode Island State Senator Lou Raptakis (right) alone with Nicole Malliotakis (center) of Staten Island and Wyoming State Senator Stephen Pappas (left) joined Greek-American legislators making an official visit to Greece. This delegation attended the Thessaloniki International Fair at which the United States of America was this year’s honored country. More about this event from Kings County Politics click/tap here.
GoLocal Prov: "Rhode Island State Senator Lou Raptakis joined GoLocal News Editor Kate Nagle on GoLocal LIVE, after calling for the Coventry Town Council to examine conditions at the Harris Mill Lofts and developer Brady Sullivan. 'It was placed on the agenda - then it was removed,' said Raptakis of what was supposed to be the consideration of the issues raised at the Harris Mill Lofts at a recent Coventry Town Council Meeting. 'I've, was, told nothing's wrong in the situation.'
'This is a Cluster' Warns Doctor of Mold and Bird Pathogens Found at Brady Sullivan Mill - 'How do you allow a certificate of occupancy placed on this facility if there have been problems? We need to investigate from A to Z what is going on at Harris Mills,' said Raptakis."
“When the public has questions about a project like this and can’t get straight answers, it’s a clear sign that something is wrong and I’m grateful to the Auditor General for helping us get on the road to fixing this,” Leonidas Raptakis, State Senator, District 33
THE COVENTRY COURIER — "The Rhode Island Auditor General has agreed to look further into issues with the town of Coventry’s sewer fund.
In January the town’s local delegation, including Senator Lou Raptakis, Patricia Morgan, Michael Chippendale, Robert Nardolillo, Jared Nunes, Sherry Roberts, Patricia Serpa, requested that Auditor General Dennis E. Hoyle conduct an investigation into the operation of the town’s sewer program and enterprise fund, which is running an annual deficit, according to town officials. Councilors Debra Bacon and Karen Carlson also sent their own letter in support of the delegation’s request." Find out more - Click/Tap on this link.
“It's out of control and the ones who are going to suffer are the rate payers, the taxpayers of Coventry,” Raptakis said. “They're being forced to tie into a sewer program that I call a Ponzi scheme, and I'll continue to call it a Ponzi scheme.” See NBC 10 I-Team's New Report: Another Official Resigns from Coventry.
Lou Raptakis, State Senator in Rhode Island's district #33 (Coventry, East & West Greenwich). Like Lou on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lou.raptakis