Statement on Rhode Island Governor Re-Opening

The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance made the following statement today regarding Rhode Island's Democratic Governor Daniel J. McKee announcing that his administration plans to eliminate all temporary capacity limits on businesses by Memorial Day weekend.

Rhode Island residents will be free from wearing masks outdoors, unlike in Massachusetts, where Governor Charlie Baker continues to impose his outdoor mask mandate. 

“Even Rhode Island gets it. Their state is just a beach with two US Senators,” stated Paul Diego Craney, spokesperson for MassFiscal.

“With Rhode Island joining Connecticut and New Hampshire, states are beginning to re-open and eliminate the restrictions that have made it so hard during the pandemic. As more people get vaccinated, our neighbors in New England have begun taking steps at getting back to normal,” continued Craney.

“Governor Baker’s executive order imposing masks outdoors was signed on Election Day eve. A lot has changed since then, and many states are now loosening these rigid restrictions. It's time Governor Baker joins the growing list of bi-partisan New England Governors and does the same,” continued Craney.

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