By Steve Rackett on October 25, 2017
Marcia Ranglin-Vassell is the representative for House District 5 in the Rhode Island General Assembly. She has often been the target of attacks from establishment Democrats. During the campaigns in 2016 she was referred to as “some woman from Jamaica” and as Providence Rules pointed out subject to a nasty dog-whistle attack by the former […]
Posted in Featured, Providence, Rhode Island, State House, Women | Tagged Joe Delorenzo, John DeSimone, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, minimum wage, racism, Sexual harassment, Teresa Tanzi | Leave a response
By Unite Here Local 26 on November 7, 2016
Marcia Ranglin-Vassell has made the $15 minimum wage a priority in her campaign. In sharp contrast her write-in opponent blocked Providence hotel workers from earning a minimum of $15.
By Steve Ahlquist on August 23, 2016
It’s nice to learn that GoLocal is learning about journalism from closely reading RI Future, but I think they might need a few more lessons.
Posted in Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Criminal Justice, Featured, Media, Opinion, Politics, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged General Assembly, GoLocalProv, jan malik, Jason Knight, John DeSimone, Kate Nagle, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, RI Future, Steve Ahlquist | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on August 15, 2016
Voters should know when the people we elect to represent us also defend the monsters who oppress us. Anybody being sued deserves legal representation, but using slick legal moves to avoid paying workers their earned wages is simply gross.
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Criminal Justice, Inequality, Labor, News, Providence, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged Chung Cho, fair labor standards act, Gourmet Heaven, John DeSimone, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Marissa Janton, RI Center for Justice, Robert McCreanor | 1 Response
By Bob Plain on August 9, 2016
House Majority Leader John DeSimone is the latest Democrat to be hampered by allegations of improper conduct as the Rhode Island Progressive Democrats have filed a complaint with the Rhode Island Ethics Commission alleging the longtime Providence lawmaker was paid by an organization that benefited from legislative largess and that he failed to disclose back […]
By Steve Ahlquist on July 13, 2016
Mayor Jorge Elorza has a chance to do the right thing today. After everything he said about Buddy Cianci and the political culture of corruption during his campaign, allowing John Carnevale to run would be a betrayal.
Posted in Elections, Events, Featured, News, Politics, Providence, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged buddy cianci, John Carnevale, John DeSimone, jorge elorza, Providence Board of Canvassers, Providence City Hall | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on June 27, 2016
Ranglin-Vassell said she did not feel at all intimidated taking on the high-ranking House Majority Leader. “I know that entering this race is a challenge to the status quo, but sometimes the establishment needs a challenge. I always try to do what I think is right, whether it is easy or not.”
By Bob Plain on June 16, 2016
“It is with a heavy heart that I urge folks not to support this amendment,” said Rep Teresa Tanzi.
“I’m so glad people in this chamber have heavy hearts,” shot back Rep John Lombardi.
By Steve Ahlquist on June 10, 2016
In the case of YPI, the Speaker said that he had heard the suggestion that, “guidance counselors in the school are in fact providing [these services]. Not specifically [for LGBTQ youth] but it’s something that is being addressed through other means.”
Posted in Class Warfare, Featured, LGBTQ, News, Politics, Poverty, Rhode Island, Social Services, State House, Video, Youth | Tagged Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, John DeSimone, Marvin Abney, Nicholas Mattiello, Youth Pride Inc, YPI | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on July 14, 2015
The RI House of Representatives floor debate on the tipped minimum wage featuring Representatives Joseph Shekarchi, Doreen Costa, Patricia Morgan, Aaron Regunberg, Michael Chippendale, Antonio Giarrusso, Teresa Tanzi and John DeSimone.
Posted in Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Featured, Labor, National News, News, Politics, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged aaron regunberg, Antonio Giarrusso, Doreen Costa, John DeSimone, Joseph Shekarchi, Michael Chippendale, patricia morgan, Teresa Tanzi, tipped minimum wage | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on June 30, 2015
When Governor Gina Raimondo, who sailed to victory with the endorsement of Emily’s List and Planned Parenthood, signed the budget on Tuesday, she officially signed into law language that stands as the most extreme anti-abortion language passed in Rhode Island in two decades.
How did this happen?
Posted in Featured, Health Care, Politics, Religion, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Women | Tagged Abortion, Alliance Defending Freedom, Arthur Corvese, barth bracy, Common Cause RI, Doe v. Burwell, Edie Ajello, Gina Raimondo, hobby lobby, James Rhodes, John DeSimone, john marion, Nicholas Mattiello, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, RFRA, RI ACLU, steve brown | 16 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on June 24, 2015
Cesspools. For 45 minutes. That’s more time than was spent on pretty much any item in the budget, for what it’s worth.
Here’s all the best (or worst) parts in under five minutes.
By Steve Ahlquist on June 17, 2015
What does the new language mean? At bottom, any non-religious employer, as defined by the IRS, that elects to not include abortion coverage in their employee health plan, must allow employees to opt out of the company plan, and select any other plan, paying any additional costs out of pocket.
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Featured, Health Care, International News, National News, News, Religion, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Women | Tagged Arthur Corvese, barth bracy, Bernard Healey, Doe v. Burwell, Edie Ajello, healthsource ri, hobby lobby, John DeSimone, Nicholas Mattiello, Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, Raymond Gallison, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, RFRA | 3 Responses