Dear District 28 Neighbors,
It is a privilege and an honor to represent you in the Rhode Island Senate as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, and as a member of the Senate Committee on Environment & Agriculture during the 2018 legislative session.
I feel that healthcare is a critically important issue for all Rhode Islanders, as well as an economic issue that impacts our local businesses. Rhode Island residents deserve to have access to quality healthcare at an affordable price, and I am committed to protecting consumers from changes at the federal level. I am working to ensure that Rhode Islanders with behavioral healthcare challenges have their needs addressed in appropriate healthcare settings and that they have quick access to care without prohibitive insurance barriers. I am a sponsor of the Pathways Project bill that will work to house the chronically homeless using Medicaid waiver funds.
I will continue to promote renewable energy and conservation, a competitive business climate, and sensible gun safety bills. In 2018, I am a sponsor of the bill to ban assault rifles in Rhode Island.
I believe that the best marijuana policy is to take it off the dangerous black market. By taxing and strictly regulating marijuana sales, we can better keep it out of the hands of children and can utilize the new resources available for treatment and prevention programs.
You can read more about these and other initiatives here on my website, or on the Rhode Island Legislature website. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance to you.
Thank you for your support.
- Josh Miller