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 a member of the Senate Committee on Education and the Senate Commitee on Housing & Municipal Government.
I would like to update you on my priorities in the 2016 legislative session.
I see health care as an issue not only critically important for all Rhode Islanders, but as an economic issue that impacts businesses. Rhode Islander residents deserve to have access to quality healthcare at an affordable price. I am working to ensure that those with behavioral health care challenges have their needs addressed in appropriate health care settings.
I have also worked to promote renewable energy, conservation, and a competitive business climate, as well as sensible gun safety bills.
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 utilize the new resources available for treatment and prevention programs.
You can read more about these and other initiatives here on my website. It is a privilege to represent the needs and concerns of District 28 at the State House. As always, please do not hesitiate to contact me if I can be of assistance to you.