Today, the Rhode Island Building & Construction Trades Council announced their unanimous endorsement of Seth Magaziner for re-election as General Treasurer.
“Seth Magaziner has demonstrated excellent fiscal discipline in taking care of the State’s assets. He also led the charge in the proposed school construction bond initiative that, if passed will lead to hundreds of jobs for construction workers and first-class schools for our state’s children,” said Michael Sabitoni, President of the Building Trades Council.
In his first year as Treasurer, Seth Magaziner developed legislation that established new green infrastructure programs at the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank. Today, through these programs, tradesmen and women across the state are earning good wages installing solar panels and wind turbines, and retrofitting fire stations, libraries, and other public buildings to make them more energy efficient. These projects employ Rhode Islanders while helping taxpayers save money on energy costs and reducing our state’s carbon footprint.
Treasurer Magaziner also developed and championed a plan to make a once in a generation investment repairing Rhode Island’s public schools. The investment of more than $1 billion over the next five years will put thousands of tradesmen and women to work, help expand workforce development programs in public schools, and ensure all children attend a school where they are warm, safe and dry.
“I am grateful for the continued partnership with the Building Trades Council and thank them for their endorsement,” said Magaziner. “My commitment to our economic recovery is unwavering, and I finding new and innovative ways to promote job creation from the Treasurer’s Office.”