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Speaker Shekarchi and Senate President Ruggerio announce launch of $50 million Homeowner Assistance Fund
Program provides financial assistance to eligible Rhode Island homeowners for mortgage or other housing-related expenses
Today, Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, Congressman David N. Cicilline, Governor Dan McKee, Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, and Carol Ventura, Executive Director of RIHousing announced the launch of the Homeowner Assistance Fund Rhode Island (HAF-RI). This program will provide much-needed financial assistance to eligible Rhode Island homeowners who have struggled to pay their mortgage payments and/or housing-related expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Legislative leaders, Treasurer Magaziner announce bill to expand historic investment in Rhode Island school buildings
Legislation seeks $300-million bond to continue critical school construction progress
Cosponsors Sen. Hanna M. Gallo, Sen. Sandra Cano and Representative Brandon Potter joined General Treasurer Seth Magaziner as well as educators, students and community members today to announce legislation that will extend and expand the once-in-a-generation investment in Rhode Island’s school buildings developed by the state School Building Task Force co-chaired by Treasurer Magaziner and overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2018.

General Assembly overrides veto of bill to register all short-term rentals offered by third-party hosting platforms
The General Assembly today voted to override the governor’s veto of legislation sponsored by Rep. Lauren H. Carson and Sen. Dawn Euer to require every short-term rental property listed for rent on the website of any third-party hosting platform that conducts business in Rhode Island to be registered with the Department of Business Regulation.

Legislators approve spending portion of ARPA funds
The General Assembly today approved a plan for using $119 million of Rhode Island’s $1.13 billion American Rescue Plan Act State Fiscal Recovery Funds to help children, families, small businesses and the tourism industry, and boost affordable housing and broadband planning. The proposal was immediately signed into law by Gov. Dan McKee.

Speaker Shekarchi delivers remarks to begin 2022 legislative session
Click here to read Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi’s remarks to House members on the opening day of the 2022 legislative session.  
Senate President Ruggerio's opening remarks to the 2022 Senate
Click here to read Senate President Ruggerio's opening remarks to the 2022 Senate.