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All,

The Richmond Republican Town Committee has designed and purchased the 4×8 sign shown below.  This is a campaign issue state wide and will certainly benefit Republicans in this year’s elections.
While putting up the sign pictured, a gentleman stopped and thanked us for putting it up and shared that he was an Independent and will be voting Republican for sure this year.
You too can join the movement. The Richmond Republican Town Committee is ordering more signs at a cost of $50/banner.  I will be placing the order soon. Send us a note if you would like to place an order. You can arrange payment and I will place a sign order for you or I would happily provide you info on how you can order your own at that cost.
I am also certain we can organize some help to fabricate and erect the structures for the signs.
For a Better Rhode Island,
Keven Miller
RRTC Treasurer
Richmond Fundraiser

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RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — RHODE ISLAND BRIDGE
REPLACEMENT, RECONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE FUND — TOLLS

Read the Bill Here: 2016 — H 7409 – http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText16/HouseText16/H7409.pdf

Introduced By: Representatives DeSimone, Blazejewski, Shekarchi, Carnevale, and Ucci

Date Introduced: January 28, 2016


The Question From StopTollsRI.com: Do you unequivocally oppose new tolls of any kind? 

Representative Responses: http://www.stoptollsri.com/representative_responses_tolls_ri

Senate Responses: http://www.stoptollsri.com/senator_responses_tolls_ri


WPRI Article: RI lawmakers’ bridge-repair plan has lower tolls, less borrowing

Excerpts From Article:

Here are some of the details about the revised plan provided by Mattiello’s office.

• Tolls: The revised plan includes language to cap the maximum toll for a truck to cross Rhode Island on I-95 at $20 per trip, down from $30 under the previous version; the cap would also be codified in legislation. The median toll would be $3 rather than $3.50, and the number of gantries would be 14 rather than 17. Tolls would still be levied on trucks classified as Class 8 and above, and would be capped at one toll per gantry per day in each direction.

• Borrowing: The revised plan scraps Raimondo’s proposal for a $600-million bond backed by toll revenue; instead it calls for a $300-million GARVEE bond, which involves borrowing against future federal highway funding. This would reduce estimated total interest payments from $578 million over 30 years to $204 million over 15 years. The revised plan still includes Raimondo’s proposal to obtain $120 million by refinancing older GARVEE bonds.

• Projects: The revised plan would still result in 90% of Rhode Island’s bridges being structurally sufficient by 2025, the same goal reached under the previous version, according to estimates. It would also include full funding for the Route 6/10 connector project. The lower revenue from borrowing would be partly made up for by $100 million in new federal funding.

• Passenger Cars: The revised plan includes language that bars tolling of passenger vehicles without explicit voter approval.

• Incentives: The revised plan drops a set of incentive programs for Rhode Island-based trucking companies that were included in the last version.

 


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