WARWICK, RI – Today, Ashley Kalus, the Republican nominee for Governor, released the below statement following the Public Utilities Commission’s vote to increase energy rates by nearly $50 a month for the average Rhode Islander.
Kalus said, “The PUC rate hike is another difference between how Mayor McKee and Governor McKee lead. Mayor McKee stood up for ratepayers – now, Governor McKee gives Rhode Island the highest energy prices in history. This is no accident; he’s outsourced his energy policy to the special interests just like everything else in his administration.
“At a time when inflation is crushing Rhode Island families and small businesses, this is the last thing they need to hear – especially our seniors on a fixed income and low-income families.”