Rhode Island

38 Studios bonds: Don’t default and don’t repay

38 Studios bonds: Don’t default and don’t repay

In my last post I insisted that Rhode Island needed to keep its word and not default on the 38 Studios bonds. I know more now, and my conclusion has changed. After much discussion with Randall Rose of Occupy Providence, who educated me quite a bit, and Sam Bell of RIPDA, I looked into the [...]

The Morning After

The Morning After

It seems fitting that the Providence Journal editorialized in support of making Plan B, the emergency contraceptive drug, over the counter the very morning after Rhode Island’s annual abortion restriction hearing in the State House.  Over sixty supporters came out in waves of pink to support the work of the RI Coalition for Reproductive Justice and [...]

Keep abortion restrictions out of Rhode Island

Keep abortion restrictions out of Rhode Island

The same radical anti-abortion agenda coming out of state legislatures from Arkansas to North Dakota is headed straight for Rhode Island. Today 5 dangerous abortion restriction bills will be heard at the State House that would work to insert politicians between a woman and her doctor – and would bring the same extreme legislation that [...]

Bill Sequino Manages By Being Man Of The People

Bill Sequino Manages By Being Man Of The People

Congrats to Bill Sequino, who is celebrating 25 years as East Greenwich’s town manager. He’s one of my favorite public officials I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with as a reporter … You’ve got to respect a guy who has a better relationship with any given public works employee than with the any number [...]

CMR helped produce the New Directions RI Conference last December, a statewide town hall discussing possible paths to a regulatory framework.

JOIN US: Strategy Meeting for Marijuana Reform

Do you think marijuana prohibition is a counterproductive and unjust policy? Then please join us a for a community organizing meeting tomorrow, Saturday, January 26th from 10AM-12PM at Brown University, Smith-Buonanno Hall (95 Cushing Street, Providence 02906). Citizens and community stakeholders, including parents, teachers, law enforcement, and those in the recovery community, will join to [...]