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As governor, Gina will: Attract more riders to RIPTA and improving the transit experience with mobile phone apps, better branding and strategic marketing.
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.
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.
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.
As governor, Gina will: Enact common-sense gun control measures such as a ban on military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines.
As governor, I will: (Create a) Rhode Island School Building Authority (to) sustainably and affordably rebuild our schools.
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.
As governor, Gina will: Review all of the state's regulations within her first year of office, and eliminate overly burdensome or duplicative rules.
As governor, Gina will: Create a Loan Forgiveness Program for graduates who agree to live and work in Rhode Island.
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.
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.
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.
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
Chafee "supports . . . non-discrimination policies and laws, repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell, freedom of gender expression . . "
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.