By Steve Ahlquist on July 14, 2017
“We have been at it for over a year. We will push you tooth and nail, permit by permit, meeting by meeting, hour by hour, day by day. We are not backing down. You have not seen loud or disruptive yet. Try it. Try to permit it. Try it. Try it.”
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By Steve Ahlquist on June 29, 2017
“Healthcare is not essentially a political issue. It is a moral issue. Let’s name it for what it is. The legislation before the Senate right now is evil and sinful,” said the Reverend Donald Anderson.
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By Steve Ahlquist on May 31, 2017
Though lacking in sci-fi pretense and cutting edge special effect visuals, there’s evidence that US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse had an idea planted in his head some weeks ago, an idea with important healthcare policy implications.
Posted in Congress, Featured, Health Care, Movies, National News, State House, Video | Tagged aca, Affordable Care Act, Dominick Ruggerio, Inception, James Cowan, Joshua Miller, Medicare, public option, Rhode Island State House, Senate Committee on Health & Human Services, Senate Democratic Policy Caucus, Sheldon Whitehouse, single payer | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on May 3, 2017
“At a time of intense vulnerability, [conversion therapy] made me feel more damaged, isolated and worthless…”
Posted in Featured, LGBTQ, Photos, State House, Video | Tagged conversion therapy, Dominick Ruggerio, Donna Nesselbush, Edie Ajello, General Assembly, Joseph McNamara, Joshua Miller, Nicholas Mattiello, Welch v Brown, Wendy Becker | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 22, 2017
“Regulating marijuana is the smart and responsible policy from a public health and safety perspective,” said Senator Joshua Miller, who is sponsoring Senate Bill 420.
Posted in Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Featured, Marijuana, Massachusetts, National News, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged Clergy for a New Drug Policy, jared moffat, Joshua Miller, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, marijuana, marijuana policy project, Regulate Rhode Island, Rhode Island ACLU, Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Rhode Island NAACP, Rhode Island Sierra Club, Rhode Island Working Families, Rhode Island Young Democrats | 2 Responses
By M Feibelman, ND on March 14, 2017
For over eight years, the RIANP has been working at the legislative level to pass a licensure bill that will ensure individuals who practice naturopathic medicine in Rhode Island have met the minimum standards to provide safe and effective care.
Posted in Featured, Health Care, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged Department of Health, Health Education and Welfare, HEW, Joseph McNamara, Joshua Miller, naturopathic doctors, NDs, Rhode Island Association of Naturopathic Physicians, RIANP | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on January 25, 2017
The endorsements include State Representatives Edith Ajello, Anastasia Williams, Jeremiah O’Grady and Deborah Ruggiero and State Senators James Sheehan and Jim Seveney.
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By Steve Ahlquist on January 12, 2017
Senator Joshua Miller and Rep Scott Slater will be introducing legislation to regulate and tax marijuana in the General Assembly this year. The legislation is similar to that approved by Massachusetts voter in November.
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By Steve Ahlquist on December 16, 2016
“We are now in the era of Trump,” said Representative Keith Ellison in his video message, “That means it is go-time for all of us. Anybody who believes in a fair economy and social justice, anyone who believes politics should serve people, and that people should be in control of their own lives and their own destinies, you got to step up, and we really need your help.”
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