Gina-Meter

Tracking the promises of Gina Raimondo

Create an anonymous tip line for pay disparity

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

Create an equal pay certification status for Rhode Island businesses

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.

Establish the Rhode Island Innovation Institute (RI II)

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. 

Establish a Road and Bridge Funding Formula

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. 

(Create a) Rhode Island School Building Authority

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

Create incentives for schools to purchase digital learning materials

As governor, I will: Create incentives for our schools to purchase digital learning materials instead of paper-based texts.

Expand career and technical training throughout the state.

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. 

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

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.

Create new visitors centers for tourists

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.

 

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

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

Create a single, online source for all state and municipal permitting

As governor, Gina will: Create a single, online source for all state and municipal permitting. 

Establish mandatory time limits for turning around permit applications

As governor, Gina will: Establish single sourcing for permits and mandatory time limits for turning around applications.

Attract more people to public transit with mobile phone apps

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

Create a Loan Forgiveness Program

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

 

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

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. 

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

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

Provide expedited professional licensing at no cost to veterans

As governor, Gina will: Enable more veterans to start their own businesses by providing expedited professional licensing at no cost to veterans based on skills developed during their service. 

Create a special certification for businesses that actively hire returning veterans

As governor, Gina will: Create a special certification for businesses that actively hire returning veterans to encourage Rhode Islanders to patronize businesses that provide employment opportunities for veterans.

Double the graduation rate at CCRI

As governor, I will: Commit to doubling the graduation rate at CCRI [now at about 10 percent] in my first term.

Institute a Homeowners Bill of Rights

As Governor, I will institute a Homeowners Bill of Rights (that will) . . . require banks to prove that the value of foreclosure outweighs the value of modifying the home before denying homeowners the opportunity to modify their loan . . . require all lenders to make a filing of all foreclosure notices with the state within three days . . . (maintain) a registry of all lenders who have had complaints lodged against them . . . (ban) all mortgage originators who have been found to engaged in dishonest and fraudulent practices . . . (require) background checks on all mortgage originators . . . (enact) stiffer penalties for lenders that make procedural omissions and errors, produce fraudulent documents, or otherwise act in bad faith during the foreclosures process.