By Steve Ahlquist on June 22, 2017
“Over the last 3 years, there has been undeniable support and need for this bill. Advocates, law enforcement, and policy experts all supported it.”
Posted in Domestic Violence, Featured, Gun Control, Photos, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged Arthur Corvese, Blake Filippi, cale keable, Camille Vella Wilkinson, Carol Hagan McEntee, Connecticut, David Coughlin, dennis canario, edith ajello, Evan Shanley, House Judiciary Committee, Jason Knight, Jennifer Boylan, Jeremiah O’Grady, John Edwards, Joseph Almeida, Justin price, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Robert Craven, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Sherry Roberts, Teresa Tanzi | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 6, 2017
“When Trump calls journalists ‘the enemies of the people’ he is evoking Joseph Stalin,” said Bryan Cahall, “When Bannon writes and Trump reads ‘America first’ he is invoking a pro-Nazi organization from over 80 years ago…”
Posted in Business, Climate, Energy, Featured, Florida, Immigration, International News, Media, National News, North Carolina, Photos, Politics, Race & Racism, State House, Video, Voting Rights, Wisconsin | Tagged aaron regunberg, Blake Fillipi, Bryan Cahall, cale keable, Camille Vella Wilkinson, China, David Coughlin, Department of Energy, donald trump, Emoluments Clause, Gregory Waksmulski, Indivisible RI, Jane Tucker, Jonathan Jacobs, Justin price, Nuremberg principles, Randall Rose, Russia, Tim DeChristopher, Voter ID | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 5, 2017
“The truth is that when we say ‘sanctuary city’ we mean very different thing,” said Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, “As a city, I will resist and we will object to any measure that takes our scarce law enforcement resources and causes us to de-prioritize focusing on violent criminals.”
Posted in Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Featured, Immigration, International News, Labor, National News, Photos, Poverty, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged Ana Quezada, Anastasia Williams, Andrew Kagan, Christopher Vargas, David Coughlin, frank ciccone, General Assembly, Gina Raimondo, Homeland Security, House Judiciary, House Judiciary Committee, ice, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, John Kelly, Justin price, Michael Araujo, Nicholas Mattiello, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Ramon Perez, Rhode Island State Police, RI ACLU, RI Jobs with Justice, riile, sanctuary city, Stacia Huyler, Steven Brown, terry gorman | 3 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 Steve Ahlquist on August 24, 2015
On Saturday Bishop Thomas Tobin of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence lead his followers in the “National Day of Protest” against Planned Parenthood here in Providence. I was on hand to observe and take pictures. Inspired by Tobin’s recent column, five thoughts came to mind…
Posted in Health Care, National News, Photos, Religion, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, Women | Tagged Gina Raimondo, hate group, Justin price, Planned Parenthood, Raymond Hull, Robert Lancia, Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, Thomas Tobin | 8 Responses
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 March 11, 2015
Normally a bill like this wouldn’t attract much attention. It would be dismissed as a cynical statement against a successful social welfare program by right-wing ideologues, but Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, a nominal Democrat, has several times suggested that HealthSourceRI is too expensive and that turning the exchange over to the federal government, something that no state has ever done, might be an option.
Posted in Featured, Health Care, National News, State House | Tagged Antonio Giarusso, Daniel reilly, Deborah Ruggiero, healthsourceRI, Justin price, Michael Chippendale, Nicholas Mattiello, patricia morgan, Raymond Gallison, Supreme Court | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on March 10, 2015
Undoing the damage of decades of racist housing policy and preventing future Fergusons requires a plan. RhodeMap RI isn’t quite that plan, it’s more a collection of guidelines to help communities develop a plan, but it’s a good step in the right direction.
Posted in Class Warfare, Featured, Housing, National News, Race & Racism | Tagged affordable housing, barrington, Charlestown, coventry, east greenwich, Economic Policy institute, EPI, exeter, ferguson, Justin price, Mike Brown, portsmouth, RhodeMap, Sherry Roberts | 6 Responses