Rhode Island State House – Senator Elaine J. Morgan, (R-Dist. 34, Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, Richmond, West Greenwich), today said that the recently announced changes to the community service grant program do not go far enough in reforming the way all grants are awarded from the General Assembly.
"The community service grants should definitely be stopped," Morgan said. "However, they did not make any changes to the legislative grant program, which I think should be eliminated totally."
Morgan said if the legislative grant program is not ended, at the very least it should be changed to give each legislator an equal amount of money to distribute in their district as they see fit.
"If every legislator is given the same amount across the board to give to nonprofits in their district, that will bring fairness and transparency to the process," Morgan said.
Senator Morgan said she does not want to hurt any organizations in her community by not accepting legislative grants, but will seriously consider declining them if the process is not changed.
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