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Charlotte Amalie
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Senator Ronald E. Russell Publishes "Russell Report"

Senator Ronald E. Russell published the first in a series of newsletters outlining the activities and accomplishments of his office during the first 90 days of service in the 25th Legislature.

The eight-page newsletter, which covers the period of January 13th to April 13th, is designed to inform the general public of the Senator's activities, legislative updates, committee reports, conference and constituent reports as well as a detailed Senator and staff daily activity report.

The newsletter also highlights the Committee on Education and Youth Town Meetings, which focused on school violence, school security, parental responsibility and the VI Community Service and Civic Education Act.

Included in the newsletter are three essays written by the Senator on current issues facing the Territory. These essays include the "Non-Emotional Response to the VLT Issue" which was published in the St. Croix Avis, the Virgin Islands Daily News and the Source, "Moving the Capital: A Vision Whose Time Has Come", and "New Tourism Authority is a Perfect Government Private Partnership to Improve the St. Croix Economy".

"By making my views available to the public, stated the Senator, I am raising the level of accountability and opening the activities of my office to public scrutiny. My views on any particular issue are now clearly and precisely expressed in written form. This is the level of transparency expected by the public of their elected officials."

Senator Russell continues to be responsive to his constituents and believes that the public has a right to know the scope of work conducted by the office on a day-to-day basis. He is convinced that his newsletter will build the public's confidence in the work he is doing on behalf of the people of the Virgin Islands.

"The public has a right to know what their elected leaders are doing on their behalf. Through the Russell Report, I intend to fulfill my responsibility by keeping the public informed of my activities", concluded Senator Russell.

The Russell Report is available at several locations throughout the island. Interested persons can also call the Senator's office at 712-2300.

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