"STATE HOUSE – Legislation (2019-S 0201A / 2019-H 5798A) sponsored by Sen. Leonidas P. Raptakis and Rep. Patricia A. Serpa that caps the interest rates charged by the town of Coventry to ratepayers for the town’s sewer project has become law after its passage by the General Assembly.
“These bills have given relief to the sewer rate payers directly, and to the taxpayers indirectly, of the town of Coventry in the thousands of dollars by capping the interest rate to the same rate as borrowed from the town and only a small fraction for administrative costs,” said Senator Raptakis (D-Dist. 33, Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich)." Read full press release at: State of RI General Assemble News.
Rhode Island State Senator Lou Raptakis discusses, on live TV, the RI abortion bill that was transferred to the Health and Human Services Committee. Click/tap on graphic to play this impactful Dan Yorke show.
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI: Senator Lou Raptakis (representing Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich) sat down with Dan Yorke to discuss his no vote on the abortion rights bill. Credit WNAC
State Senator Raptakis Highlights Completion of Auditor General’s Report on the “Troubled” Coventry Sewer Project
"STATE HOUSE – Sen. Leonidas P. Raptakis (D-Dist. 33, Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich) and Rep. Patricia A. Serpa (D-Dist. 27, West Warwick, Coventry, Warwick) are highlighting the release of Auditor General Dennis Hoyle’s report on the long-troubled Coventry sewer program and the high costs being levied on Coventry’s taxpayers. The Auditor General completed the report at the request of Senator Raptakis, Representative Serpa, and other members of the Coventry delegation in the General Assembly.
The report lays out a detailed analysis of the operations and implementation of the controversial sewer project and offers several recommendations to rectify concerns about the program, as well as, recommendations to ensure the project’s short-term and long-term financial viability and success." Read full report... Click/tap here.
"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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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.
Lou Raptakis, State Senator in Rhode Island's district #33 (Coventry, East & West Greenwich). Like Lou on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lou.raptakis