Governor Ricardo Rosselló
(January 4, 2018 - La Fortaleza, San Juan) The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, turned into law today House Bill 1350 to create the Anti-Corruption Code for the New Puerto Rico.
Rosselló informed that “the Anti-Corruption Code for the New Puerto Rico collects and unifies the public policy of the Government against corruption—as was presented on the Plan for Puerto Rico—that was previously dispersed in multiple special laws.
(January 4, 2018 – La Fortaleza, San Juan) “It has come to light that the United States Attorney General has modified the previous public policy that allowed the states and territories to legislate to make way for the use of medicinal or recreational cannabis.
This change is a setback caused by the lack of awareness of the scientific evidence, which points to the benefits of cannabis to the health of the citizens that suffer some health conditions.
(December 27, 2017 - La Fortaleza) The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, held a meeting at La Fortaleza with members of the Puerto Rico Statehood Commission, which defined the offensive that the group will undertake in Washington at the start of the new year.
“The purpose and the commitment of the Commission consist of claiming equal rights through statehood for our Island. The time to start this offensive has arrived and we will proceed on various fronts and political scenarios," the members of the organization indicated in a joint statement.
(December 19, 2017 - La Fortaleza, San Juan) The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, met this afternoon with the secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Ben Carson; and with the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, to continue the discussion about the recovery of the Island after the passage of hurricanes Irma and María.
The chief executive took the opportunity to emphasize the delay of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in the work of restoring the electrical system.
(December 19, 2017 - La Fortaleza, San Juan) Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló sent a letter to the majority and minority leaders of the United States Senate and House of Representatives to request the inclusion of amendments related to the tax code that guarantee equal treatment to the American citizens residing in Puerto Rico.
The governor reiterated that Congress itself enacted the PROMESA Act to ensure economic development and fiscal stability, but the unequal treatment towards Puerto Rico in the federal tax reform hinders its purpose.
(November 22, 2017 - La Fortaleza, San Juan) Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, announced today the appointment of engineer Carlos D. Torres as the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for the rehabilitation process of the electric power system of the Island.
Torres will coordinate the restoration, logistics, and execution efforts as directed by the governor.
Torres—who holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's degree in Engineering Management—currently works for Edison Electric Institute as the Power Restoration Coordinator (PRC).
(November 13, 2017 – Washington, DC) The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, urged Congress to consider Puerto Rico in the federal tax reform and to include the Island in the Supplemental Disaster Relief Package that will attend the different natural disasters registered in the nation to ensure equal treatment for American citizens residing on the Island.
(September 18, 2017 - San Juan) Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard, as the National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch for Puerto Rico this morning due to Hurricane Maria.
Additionally, an emergency declaration request was sent to US President Donald J. Trump last night, prior to the passage of the hurricane through the local area.
(September 3, 2017 – Caguas, Puerto Rico) Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, asked the public to be aware of the trajectory of Hurricane Irma, a system that may be passing through the local area at noon on Wednesday.