By Steve Ahlquist on March 26, 2017
Incoherent, racist and stupid: John DePetro’s MAGA Rally, a racist, nativist love letter to President Trump, was a spectacular failure.
Posted in Central Falls, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Featured, Immigration, National News, Newport, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged Big Blue Bug, Brandon Bell, Capitol Police, climate change, Dan Bidondi, Daniel Ciora, donald trump, Gina Raimondo, ice, InfoWars, Jacob Silva, Jerry Zarella, john depetro, jorge elorza, Joseph Trillo, Lee Ann Sennick, MAGA Rally, Make America Great Again, Mario Hilario, mini-Trump, olneyville, Providence City Hall, Providence Police, Republican Party, Resist Hate RI, Rhode Island State House, RI State Police, riile, sanctuary, Sean Spicer, Shoshana Feistein, terry gorman, WaterFire | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on January 19, 2017
Representatives Corvese and Roberts voted against the bills because at least one of the couples in the package of 13 solemnization of marriage bills was gay.
Posted in Civil Rights, Featured, LGBTQ, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged Arthur Corvese, Joseph Trillo, Justin price, Rhode Island House of Representatives, Robert Lancia, Robert Phillips, Samuel Azzinaro, Sherry Roberts, solemnization of marriage bills | 2 Responses
By Rick Salamé on February 15, 2016
We also have issues, just like Flint, with lead pipes being used to bring our water to our homes,” said Jesus Holguin, Youth Leadership Director at the Environmental Justice League of RI.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Featured, Health Care, Housing, Infrastructure, Poverty, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Youth | Tagged dyana Koelsch, Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Jesus Holguin, Joseph Trillo, Lead, Rhode Island Department of Health | 5 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 9, 2015
Marriage equality has been the law in Rhode Island for two years now, and its gone nationwide due to the recent SCOTUS decision, but in the General Assembly, some legislators are continuing to vote against same-sex couples seeking to get married.
Posted in Civil Rights, Featured, LGBTQ, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged Arthur Corvese, General Assembly, Joseph Trillo, Justin price, marriage equailty, Robert Lancia, Sherry Roberts | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on July 4, 2015
“I don’t want everybody to vote unless they are informed on the issues,” said Rep Joe Trillo on the floor of the RI House.
Tom Dorr is spinning in his grave…
Posted in Featured, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged 5 minute house debate, Antonio Giarusso, Arthur Corvese, Arthur Handy, Brian Newberry, cale keable, democracy, Joseph Trillo, Michael Chippendale, michael marcello, Nicholas Mattiello, Teresa Tanzi, Voter ID | 8 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 Elisha Aldrich on June 18, 2015
The House floor saw heated debate Wednesday as representatives discussed the implications of bill H6051, which would allow electronic voter registration. The action would make Rhode Island the 28th state to do so, following a trend that has saved other states money and time, as well as helped to clear voter rolls during elections. Supporters […]
Posted in Civil Rights, Elections, Featured, Rhode Island, State House, Technology | Tagged aaron regunberg, Common Cause RI, Elections, Elisha Aldrich, john marion, Joseph Trillo, Nellie Gorbea, online voter registration, Stephen Ucci, voter registration, Voting | 2 Responses