Rep. Valencia continues push for tax equity

Rep. Valencia continues push for tax equity

Rep. Larry Valencia is charging hard at injustice and promoting progressive values in the General Assembly. This Democrat serving  Hopkinton, Exeter, and Richmond voted ‘Yea’ on marriage equality, is a cosponsor of the marijuana legalization bill, the lead sponsor of the repeal of Voter ID, cosponsors Rep. Maria Cimini’s Tax Equity bill, and has also […]

Environmental Groups lobbied legislators en masse on Tuesday. (L to R Mike Roles, Tricia Jedele, Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Nicole Pollock, Rep. Art Handy, and Francis Pullaro of RENEW NE.

Environmental advocates take to the State House

Each year, the Environment Council of Rhode Island (ECRI) holds a legislative lobby day allowing everyday folks who care about the environment to lobby their legislators to protect laws that protect our environment and voice opposition to bills that they see as detrimental to the first resort’s ecosystems. The Environment Council of Rhode Island was […]

Rhode Island is for marriage equality

Rhode Island is for marriage equality

It’s as good as done. Marriage equality will be marriage reality with one more trip through the House, and a swipe of the governor’s pen. Just in time for wedding season! The Rhode Island Senate made history today passing S38 by a 26 to 12 vote, making Rhode Island the tenth state in the union […]

Sen. Donna Nesselbush was given a standing ovation before the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting. (Photo by Dave Fisher)

Committee moves marriage equality to full Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee made history today with the passage of two bills regarding same sex marriage, and the defeat of a bill that would have put the question of marriage equality to a ballot vote in 2014. In a vote of 7-to-4, the committee passed SB 38, which redefines marriage as a union of […]

Marcia Cone, CEO- Women's Fund of Rhode Island

Rhode Island Women Still Fighting For Equal Pay

When it comes to wages, there’s still a gender gap in Rhode Island. According to a new report from the Women’s Fund of RI, the median weekly income for a woman in Rhode Island in 2011 was $746, while men earned $917. The disparity happens in wage growth as well. Increase in median wage for […]