Speeches

Budget Address – Feburary 2, 2016

Good evening, Speaker Mattiello, Senate President Paiva Weed, Members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, my husband Andy, and my fellow Rhode Islanders: We gather this evening for an annual address that is as much about honoring a tradition of cooperation between the legislature and the governor as it is about setting priorities and crafting a state budget. Read Full Speech »

Budget Signing - June 30, 2015

Good afternoon! It’s a pleasure to be with you to sign the 2016 budget – our first one together. I’m so grateful for the hard work of Speaker Mattiello, Senate President Paiva Weed, and members of the Finance Committees and General Assembly that led us here today. Read Full Speech »

Budget Address – March 12, 2015

Speaker Mattiello, Senate President Paiva Weed, Members of the General Assembly, the Judiciary, the Cabinet, City and Town Leaders, and my fellow Rhode Islanders. Good Evening. It is an honor to stand before you to address how we can work together to expand opportunities for all Rhode Islanders and create jobs. Read Full Speech »

Inaugural Address – January 6, 2015

My fellow Rhode Islanders, it is a great honor to address you today. I am humbled by the challenges before us, mindful of the many Rhode Island families struggling with some of the toughest economic conditions that we've ever faced, and deeply grateful that you've put your trust in me. Read Full Speech »