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Cranston Mayor Allan Fung says R.I.’s next governor must be committed to changing the state’s economic climate

February 28, 2014

Cranston Mayor Allan Fung says he has been receiving positive feedback in his travels throughout the state and was very optimistic about th potential to tackle the state’s economic woes during his visit with The Times on Wednesday. (Photo by Ernest A. Brown)

Rhode Island’s nation-worst unemployment rate, its lagging economy and projected out-year budget deficits in the hundreds of millions makes being governor a difficult job.

Allan Fung, a Republican running to be the next governor, says that is exactly what makes the position attractive to him.

“I want those challenges, I want those responsibilities; I really do,” the three-term Cranston mayor said in an interview on Wednesday with The Times. “It’s not about a title. It’s about the challenges this state is going to face and whoever is going to be governor, he has to be ready for it.

“I want the job because of those challenges and responsibilities,” Fung asserted. “I want to tackle them and I want to turn the state around.”

For full story, see Friday's print edition of The Times.


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