- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says the vote in Britain to leave the European Union is a destabilizing event, but it’s too soon to tell how it will affect the economy here at home.

The Democratic governor made her comments on Friday after she signed an $8.94 billion state budget.

She says the vote shows that there is frustration among the people, and says in many ways, it is not that different from voter sentiment in America. She says people are expressing their frustration and anger through the vote.

Raimondo lived in England during graduate school, when she attended Oxford. She says her job is to focus on making sure people have access to jobs and opportunity in Rhode Island.



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