Gov. Chafee’s statement on newly elected speaker of the house

By Gilannie Pangburn

Twitter: @gilanniej05

Governor Lincoln Chaffee released a statement Tuesday evening regarding newly elected speaker of the house, Nicholas Mattiello.

 “After the vote, I offer congratulations to Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, and told him that I look forward to working with him, the new Majority Leader, the leadership team as well as the General Assembly on initiatives and issues that are important to Rhode Islanders. I commend the Rhode Island House of Representatives for ensuring that government continues to move forward and remains focused on key issues. By persisting in our efforts to support education and workforce development, build infrastructure, help cities and towns, and lower energy costs, together we have developed the necessary momentum for Rhode Island's recovery.”

Chafee also tweeted “Congratulations to Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello w/whom I look forward to working to continue supporting education and workforce development.”