State of the State RI

Guests: Will Ricci + David Talan, Co-Chairman, Providence Republican City Committee, ri.gop/providence
Host: Darlene D’Arezzo Time: 30 minutes
The city of Providence continues to face staggering challenges such as a one billion dollar unfunded pension liability, under performing schools, infrastructure needs, fire personnel and teacher contracts, etc.. Managing these liabilities against the cities asserts and citizen needs is the focus of this interview. Ricci and Talan offer some solutions to balancing the city budget by reducing spending, changing the type of pension, reducing school busing and more but absolutely not selling or renting Providence’s greatest asset, Providence Water.

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State of the State is a public access television show produced in Rhode Island. Its purpose is to promote, in a non-partisan manner, the civic awareness of the general public; to promote greater civic participation and the exercise of political citizenship…


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State of the State is a public access television show produced in Rhode Island. Its purpose is to promote, in a non-partisan manner, the civic awareness of the general public; to promote greater civic participation and the exercise of political citizenship by using the television show as a means to educate and to inform the public.

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