Loughlin Follows Through
As he promised Dan Yorke yesterday, Rep. John Loughlin has penned a letter (via Dan Yorke) to Governor Carcieri apologizing for co-signing a letter drafted by Democratic Rep. Amy Rice and also explaining steps he would take to help ameliorate some of the problems that the Governor’s budget cuts are causing at the city and town level. An excerpt:
Dear Governor Carcieri:
I am writing to you about my signature on a letter dated January 5, 2010 regarding your proposed supplemental budget.
I signed the letter because I was frustrated with what I perceived to be unwillingness by some in your administration to even acknowledge substantive ideas relative to the budget. The letter was not fair to you or your staff because it should have included suggestions that would make a difference to the economic well being of Rhode Island.
While, in retrospect, I can be critical of the letter I signed, it does contain some truth which I will attempt to convey in a more constructive and respectful manner.
Good job, sir. I encourage you to read the rest of the letter for some good ideas proffered by Rep. Loughlin.
ADDENDUM: In the spirit of full disclosure, Anchor Rising’s Justin Katz was asked for, and provided, feedback on a rough draft of this letter.