Tracking politicians' promises

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Tracking the promises of Lincoln Chafee

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Tracking the promises of Gina Raimondo

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Attract more people to public transit with mobile phone apps

The Promise:

As governor, Gina will: Attract more riders to RIPTA and improving the transit experience with mobile phone apps, better branding and strategic marketing. 


Update February 28th, 2016: Raimondo is moving down the road with Rhody Pass

Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 in 2015 and index it to inflation

The Promise:

As governor, Gina will: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 in 2015 and index it to inflation, guaranteeing that workers will have a wage that keeps pace with the changing costs of the goods and services they buy, regardless of which way the political winds are blowing. 


Update February 23rd, 2016: Compromise may be looming in Raimondo's minimum wage pledge

Establish a Road and Bridge Funding Formula

The Promise:

As governor, Gina will: Establish a Road and Bridge Funding Formula to pay for ongoing maintenance so that our local roads never become as deteriorated and dilapidated as they are now. 


Update February 23rd, 2016: Truck tolls to pay for transportation infrastructure improvements

Establish the Rhode Island Innovation Institute (RI II)

The Promise:

As governor, Gina will: Establish the Rhode Island Innovation Institute (RI II), a center dedicated to taking the good ideas coming out of our colleges and universities and turning them into products that we make right here in Rhode Island. 


Update January 13th, 2016: Raimondo's Innovation Institute is on the way

Enact a ban on military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines

The Promise:

As governor, Gina will: Enact common-sense gun control measures such as a ban on military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines.


Update December 21st, 2015: Talk, but no concrete action, on gun control

(Create a) Rhode Island School Building Authority

The Promise:

As  governor, I will: (Create a) Rhode Island School Building Authority (to) sustainably and affordably rebuild our  schools.


Update December 20th, 2015: School Building Authority proposal now before the General Assembly

Create a statewide scholarship fund for every high school graduate with a financial need

The Promise:

As governor, I will: Create a statewide scholarship fund that will guarantee that every high school graduate with demonstrated financial need can pursue at least two years of education or training beyond high school that puts them on a path to a career, or to a four-year college.


Update December 20th, 2015: Raimondo budget request for scholarships may not include all students

Review all of the state's regulations within her first year of office

The Promise:

As governor, Gina will: Review all of the state's regulations within her first year of office, and eliminate overly burdensome or duplicative rules. 


Update November 15th, 2015: On regulation review, Raimondo got a little help from a friend

Create a Loan Forgiveness Program

The Promise:

As governor, Gina will: Create a Loan Forgiveness Program for graduates who agree to live and work in Rhode Island. 

 


Update September 27th, 2015: Raimondo keeps her promise on loan forgiveness; not everyone will qualify

Create new visitors centers for tourists

The Promise:

PROMISE:  As governor, Gina will: Improve our state’s tourism infrastructure, with new signage on highways, new visitors centers and efforts designed to move tourists to various attractions throughout the state.

 

Update August 16th, 2015: On tourism Raimondo is heading in the right direction

Expand career and technical training throughout the state.

The Promise:

As governor, Gina will: Create opportunities for our high school students who choose not to attend college by expanding career and technical training throughout the state. 


Update June 6th, 2015: Raimondo working on three programs, two need funding

Create an equal pay certification status for Rhode Island businesses

The Promise:

As governor, I will immediately . . . Create an equal pay certification status that will be awarded to all Rhode Island businesses that show a commitment to equal pay practices. In order to earn this certification, a business must show that it adheres to state and federal level equal pay laws, and has internal policies which forbid discrimination on the basis of sex, and procedures in place to remedy discrimination complaints.


Update April 2nd, 2015: Equal pay certification hasn’t been established, but Raimondo has taken an initial step

Create an anonymous tip line for pay disparity

The Promise:

As governor, I will immediately . . . (Create) an anonymous tip line, so that women who are earning less for equal work will be able to report their employer's non-compliance


Update February 12th, 2015: It wasn't immediate, but equal pay tip line now active

Will protect people from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

The Promise:

Chafee "supports . . . non-discrimination policies and laws, repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell, freedom of gender expression . . "


Update January 8th, 2015: Protecting rights of gays, transgendered, bisexual was hallmark of Chafee’s term

Will create more open and competitive procurement process at the state and municipal levels

The Promise:

My administration will also update the prices in the state’s Master Pricing List and make it accessible to municipalities. This will create a more open and competitive procurement process, resulting in an economy of scale that will benefit taxpayers at both the municipal and state levels.


Update January 8th, 2015: Master price list stays updated, searching easier