By Steve Ahlquist on June 14, 2017
“We’re talking about a piece of legislation that’s going to ensure that our fundamental right to our own bodies is protected,” said Kristina Fox, “If we don’t have this, and Roe v Wade gets overturned, we know that women are going to suffer. Women will die. It’s going to have a hugely negative impact on us… Our lives depend on it. I think that’s something that could be a little bit more acknowledged.”
Posted in Activism, Featured, Reproductive Rights, State House, Video | Tagged Camille Vella Wilkinson, Capri Catanzaro, donald trump, gayle goldin, grace diaz, Joseph Shekarchi, Kristina Fox, Lauren Carson, Reproductive Heath Care Act, RHCA, Rhode Island Democratic Party, Rhode Island Democratic Party Women's Caucus, Rhode Island Progressive Democrats, Rhode Island’s Resistance Summer program, RIDP, Roe. v. Wade, Shelby Maldonado, Supreme Court, Tolulope Kevin Olasanoye, Tracy Ramos, Young Democrats of America | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on November 26, 2016
The way is being paved for the massive expansion of public-private partnerships in Rhode Island, putting public goods and public spaces, such as water, schools, jails, courthouse and even public parks and broadband internet at risk of corporate ownership and control.
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Featured, Inequality, Infrastructure, News, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Rhode Island, Burns and Levinson, CIRI, Commerce RI, Commission to Study the Upgrade of Facilities by Encouraging Private Investment in Qualifying Projects, Construction Industries of Rhode Island, Daniel Egan, Gary Ezovski, john simmons, John Smolen, Joseph Shekarchi, Mandeep Tiwana, Michael McNally, National Council for Public-Private Partnerships, NCPPP, New England Coalition for Affordable Energy, Nossaman LLP, P3s, public-private partnerships, Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, Rhode Island State House, RI Small Business Economic Summit, Richard Bernardo, ridot, Sean O Coffey, Tim Scanlon | 2 Responses
By Jeremy Rix on June 20, 2016
Wage theft in Rhode Island may be a much bigger problem than robbery. And, as Steve Ahlquist previously reported, even high profile violators may be getting away with a slap on the wrist with workers left with little recourse.
Posted in Business, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Economics, Featured, Labor, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged Donna Nesselbush, Joseph Shekarchi, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, RI Progressive Democrats of America, RIPDA, wage theft | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on May 9, 2016
Governor Gina Raimondo agreed to meet with Burrillville residents about the proposed Invenergy power plant Monday evening after Kathy Martley, a Burrillville resident and founder of BASE (Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion) invited her.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Energy, Events, Featured, Infrastructure, News, People, Photos, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged BASE, Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, Burrillville Town Council, cale keable, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, Joseph Shekarchi, Kathy Martley, Paul Fogarty | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on July 19, 2015
Representative Jared Nunes rose to oppose the bill, calling it, “really poor public policy,” before adding, “you almost have to be a mathematician to figure out if you can be a plumber or not.”
Posted in Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged 5 minute house debate, General Assembly, Jared Nunes, Joseph Shekarchi, Joseph Trillo, Nicholas Mattiello, RI House of Representatives, Stephen Ucci | 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