Governor McKee highlights administrations’ efforts to sustain economic momentum, raise incomes, and advance affordable housing

 Governor McKee highlights administrations’ efforts to sustain economic momentum, raise incomes, and advance affordable housing

Governor McKee discussed plans for a full term at the Raising Rhode Islanders Out of Poverty Forum

 

PROVIDENCE – Statement from Governor Dan McKee’s campaign following the the Raising Rhode Islanders Out of Poverty forum:

“At today’s forum, Governor Dan McKee highlighted the concrete steps his administration has taken in his first year in office that have delivered historic progress for the people of Rhode Island. Governor McKee has proven that he is not afraid to make big decisions and take action. From raising the minimum wage to a historic investment in housing, Governor McKee has tackled problems that have been ignored for too long. With unemployment at its lowest level in over 30 years, Governor McKee is laser focused on sustaining Rhode Island’s economic momentum and raising incomes for Rhode Islanders,” said Brexton Isaacs, campaign manager for Governor Dan McKee. “Poverty is a complex issue with needed solutions rooted in a wide range of areas–economic opportunity, housing, healthcare, food security, education, and racial justice. Governor McKee has already begun work in these areas and is committed to working with leaders across Rhode Island to develop and execute plans to ensure every Rhode Islander has the pathway to success.”

BACKGROUND

 

WJAR | McKee signs legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 over four years

 

ABC 6 | Job report: lowest Rhode Island unemployment rate in 30 years

 

Newport Buzz | Governor McKee Rolls Out Historic Housing Investment Proposal in State of the State Address

 

WJAR | Redevelopment of ‘Superman’ building includes 285 apartments

 

Providence Business News | McKee makes $19M in ARPA funding available for state child care initiatives

 

Providence Journal | Opinion/McKee: Invest federal funds in small business, child care, affordable housing

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