In GOP opponent's city, governor says schools must be fixed

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CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo has visited her Republican opponent's city to stress the need to fix schools statewide.

Raimondo held a press conference Wednesday by a school that's next to Cranston Mayor Allan Fung's office. Raimondo faces Fung in November.

A pipe burst in the boys' bathroom at the school in January. The flooding damage forced Cranston High School East to close for three days.

Raimondo says the pipe froze because a broken window blew open. She says urinals came off the walls.

She faulted Fung for not doing more to fix school buildings. She's asking voters to approve a bond for school construction statewide in November.

Fung's spokesman says Fung is proud of the progress in Cranston schools and he questions whether all municipalities would benefit from the bond.


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