Gov. McKee to give State of the State address Jan. 17

Gov. Dan McKee is seen at his inauguration at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Gov. Dan McKee formally asked the General Assembly last week to present his State of the State address.

The address, which will take place on Jan. 17 in the House Chamber, was approved by House Speaker Joe Shekarchi.

In McKee’s proposal, he also announced that he would submit his budget proposal for the Fiscal Year of 2024 on Jan. 19.

“The governor continues to be dedicated to the strong partnership he shares with you and your colleagues in the General Assembly,” wrote Tony Afonso Jr., the governor’s chief of staff, in a letter to the House and Senate.

Afonso said that while Rhode Island continues to progress, McKee knows that many families are not where they want to be.

“He remains committed to working with the House and Senate to protect the progress our state has made in recent years and ensure that every Rhode Island family has economic security in a state where housing continues to expand,” added the chief of state.

After the Democrat’s State of the State address, Senate Minority Leader Jessica de la Cruz will be giving the Republican response.

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