GOP Gubernatorial candidate Giovanni Feroce called out Gina Raimondo on Thursday, as he believes that the current governor has failed Rhode Islanders in terms of healthcare and small business development.
“Small businesses continue to close because of Governor Raimondo's mismanagement,” Feroce said. “As the UHIP debacle continues to unfold, a detriment to all Rhode Islanders, it is clear that small business owners and some of our most vulnerable residents are continually failed by the current administration,” he continued.
Feroce was made aware of an email (below) sent to the administration of the impending shutdown on July 6, 2018 of Elmwood Medical Transportation Services (EMTS) serving as an example. The email listed the following impacts of the closure.
The candidate recently toured Generations Adult Day Health Center in Smithfield, RI and captured his experience in a video named "Everyone Counts", which he made public on his social media sites and on Youtube (below). It was viewed by a constituent who then proceeded to make him aware of this particular small business closure that would otherwise go unnoticed.