**PRESS RELEASE**

Office of Lt. Governor Dan McKee

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017  

 

Lt. Governor McKee Statement on Republican Tax Plan

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Today, Lt. Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement on the Republican tax plan:

 

"The Senate’s attempt to pass the Republican tax plan is irresponsible and unforgivable. I continue to be opposed to this plan as I have been since day one. Shame on the elected leaders who are attempting to rush this scam through by limiting the time for bipartisan debate. It is clear that their intent is to keep Americans in the dark and hide the fact that this bill harms hardworking Rhode Island families and helps the ultra-wealthy.

 

The Republican’s appointed Congressional Budget Office showed that Americans who make under $75,000 a year will be worse off under this plan by 2027 while the rich benefit and the wealth gap in America widens. Nonetheless, Republicans will try to burden our true small businesses, sell out our seniors and leverage deductions given to families, homeowners and students to pad the pockets of multimillion-dollar corporations. Now more than ever, Democrats need to unite behind a bold, inclusive economic agenda that puts our low- and middle- income families first."

 

 

 
 
 

 

Media Contact: Andrea Palagi | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (401) 222-2371

 

 

Connect with the Lieutenant Governor on Social Media

Facebook  Twitter

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Lieutenant Governor's Office | 82 Smith Street, Providence , RI 02903

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

President Trump says he's anxious to find out what happened to missing Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi [[ ka-SHO-gi ]]. In remarks to reporters at the White House today, Trump also insisted that he is not "giving cover" to Saudi Arabia. He would not say whether the FBI is involved in the investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance after the journalist entered the Saudi consulate in Turkey earlier this month..       Lottery fever may be setting in as Friday's Mega Millions jackpot approaches a billion dollars. Lottery officials say the prize amount crossed over 900-million-dollars due to "brisk sales." This makes the sum the second-biggest payout in U.S. lottery history.        Police in Wisconsin say a tip didn't pan out about a Miami sighting of the 13-year-old girl missing since her parents were found dead. Investigators are asking the public for help as the search for Jayme Closs is now in the third day. Officers found the bodies of her parents at the family home after responding to a 9-1-1 call early Monday.        Stocks are falling on Wall Street. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 92 points to 25-706. The Nasdaq dropped three points to 76-42. The S&P 500 lost one point to 28-09.       The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that could impact the right of free speech on social media. In Manhattan Community Access Corporation. v. Halleck, two producers claim a public access cable channel censored them for their political views. They claim that the channel is a public forum protected by the First Amendment.        Florida police are getting credit for solving a major donut heist. A Krispy Kreme van was reported stolen yesterday in Lake City and later found 300 miles away in Clearwater, still full of donuts. The store manager allowed the officers to keep the donuts as a show of thanks. A few were eaten, but cops donated the rest to a local homeless food event.