FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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July 13, 2022
WARWICK, RI – Ashley Kalus, the Republican nominee for governor, released the below statement following CNBC’s new report ranking Rhode Island the 45th overall worst state in which to do business.
CNBC’s report can be found here.
“Dan McKee and Democratic leaders continue to fail the people of Rhode Island,” Kalus said. “Today’s report confirms what Rhode Islanders already knew — the policies being pushed on Smith Hill are crushing working families and crippling small businesses. With inflation reaching a 41-year high of 9.1%, coupled with the new report ranking Rhode Island as the 45th worst state in which to do business, it’s time to say enough is enough. It’s time for change.
“We cannot continue down the same path we have for the last 80 years. The only way to move this state forward is by fostering an economic climate that attracts businesses and creates high-paying jobs, and it starts by lowering taxes, cutting red tape, and ensuring we have an educated workforce. If we take these steps and leverage our assets, we will create a competitive environment that makes Rhode Island the most affordable place to live, work, and raise a family.”
Ashley Kalus is a mom, successful small business owner, Golden Gloves boxing champion, and political outsider. A resident of Newport, she is ready to fight for the people of Rhode Island.