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Joe Paolino Joins ‘Spicer & Co.’ to Discuss RI Name Change

Paolino Properties Managing Partner Joseph R. Paolino Jr. was asked to join Sean Spicer on “Spicer & Co.” to discuss Governor Gina Raimondo’s recent executive order that dropped the word “Plantations” from official state documents. Rhode Island’s long-held official name is “State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,” a moniker that has come under renewed scrutiny in the state due to widespread calls for social change regarding societal and systemic racism.

Although voters will likely have the final say on whether or not to change the state’s official name during the 2020 election, Paolino told Spicer & Co. that he felt Governor Raimondo had made the right move.

“I think it’s just the right step, it’s the right thing to do – at least for us in Rhode Island,” he said.

Watch the full interview below:


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