"Senate President Paiva Weed has dedicated her adult life to public service. Throughout her career, she has led the way to protect the most vulnerable people in our state and has taken strong stances to improve and protect social services. By rising to the top post in the Rhode Island Senate, she shattered a glass ceiling and has led her chamber with dignity, compassion and integrity for nearly a decade.
"I have enjoyed working with her to increase wages for homecare workers and improve the quality of care people across our state receive. I will miss our frequent meetings at the State House, but wish her all the best in her next endeavor.
"Rhode Island is a stronger, better state because of Teresa."