“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.
GoLocal LIVE: "Senator Leo Raptakis appeared on GoLocal LIVE where he talked to the upcoming Senate vote on the PawSox legislation, along with his re-introduction of a bill to put the question of a line item veto on the ballot on Friday.
“I have introduced this bill several times, only to see the measure fail, but I will continue to press the issue and advocate for the need of this executive power for our current and future governors,” said Senator Raptakis. 'The voters should decide whether or not they want their governor to be able to go through the budget with a fine-toothed comb or have the option of only either rubberstamping or completely vetoing the entire budget. This legislation is about having proper checks and balances within our state government, and I believe it is necessary to move our state forward.' "
STATE HOUSE – The anniversary of Greek Independence Day will be celebrated at the State House on Tuesday, March 25.
This will be the 22nd consecutive year that festivities honoring Greek Independence Day, March 25, have been held at the State House under the sponsorship of Sen. Leonidas P. Raptakis (D-Dist. 33, Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich).
The State House event recognizing the 193rd anniversary of Greek Independence Day will begin with a presentation in the Senate chamber at 4 p.m. that will include an invocation by the Rev. Dr. Philip Zymaris of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Pawtucket.
“Individuals who commit first- and second-degree murder should be expected to serve at least a majority of their sentences and really, I think, they should be serving their full sentences for such a heinous crime,” said Senator Raptakis. “At the very least, they should serve no less than half of their term, which has been the case in some instances.”
Lou Raptakis, State Senator in Rhode Island's district #33 (Coventry, East & West Greenwich). Like Lou on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lou.raptakis