With National Grid’s proposed rate increase of 53% on the energy portion of your electric bill, Lt. Governor Dan McKee is urging Rhode Islanders to seek alternatives.

McKee joined us to talk about the rate hike, and how Rhode Islanders can avoid paying the legislature’s upcoming special session on September 19th, including the controversy surrounding the proposal to build a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

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This interview, as can be heard, appeared on AM 1540 WADK Newport on

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