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Sunday, May 14, 2017 2:17

Mendonca bill would add defense sector mangers to Commerce Corp.

PORTSMOUTH – The state can do more to grow the defense industries, many of which call Aquidneck Island home, said Rep. Ken Mendonca, R-Portsmouth. The freshman legislator filed a bill at the Statehouse on Wednesday that would add two “senior managers” in the Rhode Island defense sector to the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. The corporation, Read More…

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 0:14

Representative Ken Mendonça Legislative Newsletter May 2017

Legislative Newsletter May 2017 Here are some things I have been doing since my last newsletter. Attended Legislators’ Law Day and toured the state court system. Had a working lunch with RI Supreme Court Justices.  Their message was clear that their Sheriffs and courts are under staffed. Participated in the annual Newport St. Patrick’s Day Read More…

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 0:25

Let’s not put R.I. taxpayers on hook again

The mistakes made in the funding of 38 Studios cost Rhode Island taxpayers millions. The legislature owes it to the public not to repeat those costly mistakes with a Pawtucket Red Sox stadium. There is an initiative by the Pawtucket Red Sox owners to build a new baseball complex in Rhode Island. Last week, I Read More…

Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:11

Legislative News Letter

Legislative News Letter This is the first in a series of newsletters I will post on this website to keep you updated on issues important to the state and especially to those of us in the 72nd District. Here are some of the things I have been doing since taking office this January. Attended the Read More…

Sunday, February 12, 2017 21:24

House District 72 constituents, your concerns are welcome

If you are in Rhode Island’s 72nd House of Representative District (eastern Middletown and southern Portsmouth), I would like to hear from you. The 2017 legislative session has begun and you elected me to represent you at the Statehouse. To do that effectively, I need to know your views on the political issues that concern Read More…

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