2010-02-18 / About Town

Ruggiero named to House panel focusing on small business

State Rep. Deborah Ruggiero has been appointed to the House

Committee on Small Business for the 2010 legislative session.

The House Committee on Small Business is a new committee, created this year by the House of Representatives to handle legislation of particular concern and interest to the state’s small business community, which accounts for most employment in the state.

Ruggiero, a Democrat who represents District 74 in Jamestown and Middletown, is also a member of the House’s Health, Education and Welfare Committee and the Constituent Services Committee. She also serves on the Special Legislative Commission to Study Potential Economic Opportunities in the Development of Port Facilities in the State of Rhode Island.

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