2017 is the Year of the Line-item Veto in Rhode Island!
Why Line-Item Veto is NECESSARY!
Because Rhode Island has such a lopsided legislature, there is no real check and balance on the state budgeting process.
A budget submitted and approved by the House is usually rubber stamped by the also lopsided Senate and then sent to the Governor, who can only approve or reject the budget in its entirety – or let the budget pass without a Governor's signature.
Special and narrow interests know that if they can get their project as a line-item into the budget that their work is done.
Please join this effort to make sure our elections truly reflect the will of the voters by asking your elected officials to pass the line-item veto bill.
Send a pre-written email letter from this website to your elected officials.