Under the Dome
This will be the last edition of Under the Dome for 2020. We wish you and your family a very happy and safe holiday season.
House and Senate Pass FY2021 Budget
Last week, the House and the Senate passed the FY2021 budget with no changes. The Governor is expected to sign it this week at the same time she is preparing her FY2022 budget – due March 11, 2021.
Business Community Preparations for 2021 Session
The 2021 legislative session will be very different. The House plans to meet at the Veterans’ Auditorium; and the Senate plans to meet at RI Community College. Hearings will likely be at the State House, but testimony will have to be submitted in writing, or orally through virtual media. Meetings with legislators will likely also take place virtually.
The Chamber may be calling upon you more than ever before. We are asking for your assistance as we prepare for this new session. Please go to https://vote.sos.ri.gov and click on “Find Your Elected Officials.” Enter your name, birthdate and zip code. Find your State Representative and State Senator for your home address (if you live in Rhode Island). Email your name and the legislators name to _____________________ before the New Year. The Chamber will be compiling a database for future grassroots efforts. If you also know a legislator who lives in another district, please send that information to the Chamber as well and we will include it in the database.
Thank you for your help!