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January 15, 2014
It is a pleasure to join with you tonight in this chamber in this remarkable building, which for more than a century has served as a forum for the democratic debate that fosters our unique and very lively experiment. It continues to be a privilege to serve the people of the great State of Rhode Island. Three years ago, when I was sworn in as Governor, I said that if we were willing to take on the hard work necessary to correct our course, we could lay the foundation for a new era of opportunity for Rhode Island. I am more determined than ever to honor that pledge - to affirm the trust the public has placed in us by making the right decisions to position our state for long-term prosperity.
May 2, 2013
Today, Rhode Island is making history. We are living up to the ideals of our founders who believed so deeply in the words etched behind me in marble: "to hold forth a lively experiment, that a most flourishing civil state may stand and best be maintained..." In January 2011, I stood before you in the same spot where I stand today. I said then: "When marriage equality is the law in Rhode Island, we honor our forefathers who risked their lives and fortune in the pursuit of human equality."
January 16, 2013
Mr. Speaker, Madam President, members of the General Assembly, Congressman Langevin, fellow General Officers, members of the Judiciary, distinguished guests, and my fellow Rhode Islanders, I am honored to join with you tonight in our beautiful State House. This building is both a symbol of Rhode Island's proud and prosperous past and a beacon of hope reminding us that our brightest days are still ahead.
January 31, 2012
Mr. Speaker, Madam President, members of the General Assembly, fellow General Officers, members of the Judiciary, distinguished guests, and my fellow Rhode Islanders. This evening represents an important chance for us to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead in the upcoming year.
October 18, 2011
Today I join with General Treasurer Raimondo to present our proposal for comprehensive pension reform in Rhode Island. I'd like to thank Speaker Fox and Senate President Paiva Weed for convening this session, and for their leadership and their desire to take on this important issue.
March 8, 2011
Mr. Speaker, Madam President, members of the General Assembly, fellow General Officers, members of the Judiciary, distinguished guests, and my fellow Rhode Islanders. It is a privilege to speak to you from this chamber, a shrine to the democratic debate that has defined our lively experiment since Rhode Island was founded.
January 4, 2011
Mr. Speaker, Madam President, members of the General Assembly, fellow General Officers, members of the Judiciary, distinguished guests, and my fellow Rhode Islanders. It is a privilege to speak to you from this chamber, a shrine to the democratic debate that has defined our lively experiment since Rhode Island was founded.