The Newport Buzz: GOVERNOR MCKEE SUBMITS PLAN FOR RHODE ISLAND REBOUNDS
To ensure Rhode Island maintains its strong economic momentum as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Dan McKee today filed a supplemental budget amendment with the General Assembly on his Rhode Island Rebounds plan to invest approximately 10 percent of the State’s $1.13 billion American Rescue Plan State Fiscal Recovery Funds in Rhode Island’s families, workers and small businesses.
“We’re writing Rhode Island’s next chapter now,” said Governor Dan McKee. “National assessments show that Rhode Island is, for once, a leading state as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. If we invest soon and invest wisely, we can continue to lead rather than follow, creating opportunities for Rhode Islanders as a result. Rhode Island Rebounds represents a crucial, initial, short-term investment in Rhode Island’s families, workers and small businesses to keep our economic comeback going strong.”
“We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a real investment in our state’s future,” said Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos. “This investment in affordable housing, in small businesses, in tourism, and our child care workforce – will put Rhode Island on a path forward as we have never seen. The future of our great state is bright, and I look forward to the work ahead to build a Rhode Island that is equitable, inclusive, and representative of the diverse communities in each of our 39 cities and towns.”