By Steve Ahlquist on April 6, 2017
“First they want equal housing, then education, then jobs, now they can marry!” complained Representative Arthur Corvese to constituents asking about legislation to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.
Posted in Featured, Gun Control, LGBTQ, State House, Women | Tagged Barbara Reis, Barbara Swanson, Everytown for Gun Safety, guns, Larry Berman, Sam Rubenstein, The Protect Rhode Island Families Act | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on January 5, 2017
As in the past two years, Governor Gina Raimondo, Senate President M Teresa Paiva Weed and Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello used the event to let the public know how deeply each was committed to social justice and the elimination of poverty in our state.
Posted in Activism, Featured, Immigration, Inequality, Minimum Wage, News, Poverty, Religion, State House | Tagged Emily Jones, Fighting Poverty with Faith Vigil, General Assembly, Gina Raimondo, Ikram ul Haq, Jeff Goldwasser, John Kiley, Larry Berman, M. Teresa Paiva-Weed, Masjid al-Islam, Maxine Richman, Nicholas Mattiello, Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty, Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, Temple Sinai | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 9, 2016
“I don’t know if we can get you in,” said Leo Skenyon, Nicholas Mattiello’s chief of staff, “We’ve got over 130 people coming, and priority will be given to Cranston residents. We might get you into the basement with a TV. You’ll be able to hear the answers, but you might not hear the questions.”
Posted in Events, Featured, Gun Control, Infrastructure, Photos, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged 38 Studios, frank lombardi, Gordon Fox, kathy gregg, Larry Berman, Lorraine Savard, Nicholas Mattiello, Peter Alviti, Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, RhodeWorks, RICAGV, ridot | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 5, 2016
“My recollection,” wrote Rep Coughlin on Facebook, “is my Democratic Party barely squeezed out a majority of the popular vote last November. If the leadership keeps pandering on this issue they may find a conservative element of the party changes allegiances giving the Republicans a very solid majority next time around.”
By Steve Ahlquist on January 13, 2016
“No pressure,” said recovery activist Jonathan Goyer, “but as I’m sitting in the back of the room, there’s a good chance that as we all sat in here, that we just lost another life… and I don’t think we need to wait until next week, I think it needs to pass today.”
Posted in Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Featured, Health Care, National News, News, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged Cale P. Keable, Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, Gina Raimondo, Good Samaritan Act, House Judiciary Committee, Larry Berman, Maria Montanaro, Nicholas Mattiello, Nicole Alexander-Scott, Rhode Island Department of Health | Leave a response