Senator Frank Ciccone wants a vote this year on his bill that would give undocumented Rhode Islanders a limited driver’s license. “It’s time,” said two-time sponsor of the legislation. “I want a vote on the bill. I’ve already approached the leadership on the Senate side. Let’s not delay and let’s not send it to further […]
A water supply plan was provided, complained Invenergy attorney Alan Shoer, “But that wasn’t enough for the town… We see this as just an effort to delay the board from moving this process forward… A delay tactic.”
Did Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed call GoLocalProv illegitimate to three reporters at the State House last night? At the very least, she said it was “fair” to be concerned about some outlets publishing rumors while others play by the proper rules of journalism. It’s not the first time a local journalist has tried to […]
Rhode Island politicians loved showing their support for the URI Rams as they made a memorable run in this year’s NCAA Tournament. But only a few of them felt the sting of seeing an Alma mater come within seconds of advancing to the Sweet 16. About 18 percent of elected officials in Rhode Island went […]
It’s a shame Garrard Conley couldn’t be in Rhode Island last month when a bill banning conversion therapy was being discussed at the State House. As the author of a highly-acclaimed memoir of his struggles with sexuality, religion, and family told through his personal experience with conversion therapy, he certainly would have lent an interesting […]
RI State Rep David Coughlin had an 8am wake up call Saturday morning as 35 people marched to his home on 9 Armistice Blvd in Pawtucket demanding that he drop his support for the anti-immigrant bill H5093.
Warren Buffett famously lamented that he pays a lower tax rate than his secretary. This is because hedge fund billionaires and other super rich private equity managers pay a lower tax rate than do most Americans by reporting annual fees as “capital gains” instead of income. In Rhode Island, experts estimate there is some $200 […]
For the past two years, the Behind the Walls Committee at Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE) has led a campaign to provide fair access to public housing for people with criminal records and their families.
Governor Gina Raimondo told the House Finance Committee that her proposal to make two years of public college free to local high school students “could be a game changer for Rhode Island.” The Rhode Island Promise proposal, she explained, “is all about making sure Rhode Islanders are getting all the good jobs that businesses are […]