By Will Weatherly on August 12, 2018
He may not have the Democratic Party’s endorsement, but Laufton Ascencao, running for state representative in District 68 (Bristol, Warren), knows exactly how to win races despite tall odds. He told me one of his first political litmus tests was during his time in Pittsburgh in 2013. There, while doing college organizing for the Obama […]
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By Steve Ahlquist on June 29, 2017
“What’s next? Mandatory paid health care?” asked Senator Raptakis sarcastically.
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By Bob Plain on June 24, 2017
A pair of public documents contain conflicting theories about who sent state Senator Maryellen Goodwin a threatening email this week concerning earned sick time legislation that said, in part, “The more you meddle with the hand that feeds you, the more you risk getting bit. We are fucking fed up and extremely close to violent […]
By Bob Plain on June 21, 2017
Someone sent an email to state Senator Maryellen Goodwin saying Rhode Island business owners “are fucking fed up and are extremely close to violent opposition.” The email, sent yesterday afternoon, concerned earned sick time legislation, which is being voted on by a Senate committee today. The author did not seek to change Goodwin’s stance on […]
By Steve Ahlquist on February 7, 2017
The earned sick leave bill is intended to benefit nearly 170,000 workers, more than 40 percent of private sector workers in the state.
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