The New England First Amendment Coalition is calling on Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to resume full press briefings and allow direct questioning from journalists.

The New England Newspaper & Press Association has also endorsed NEFAC’s letter. The Rhode Island Press Association sent a separate letter expressing similar concerns about the governor’s inaccessibility.

The governor has not made herself available for questions from journalists since being nominated last month for Commerce Secretary in President-Elect Joseph Biden’s Administration

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