By Steve Ahlquist on January 26, 2015
The Senate bill to criminalize interfering with traffic on the highway while protesting was introduced by Senator Leo Raptakis on Jan 22 and co-sponsored by, among others, Senator Paul Jabour. Coincidentally, Senator Jabour is the brother of Christine Jabour, the judge assigned to oversee the cases of five of the seven people arrested during the November 25 #blacklivesmatter protest here in Providence.
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By Bob Plain on September 3, 2014
The environment has a friend in Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, who again earned the endorsement of the local Sierra Club chapter this campaign season. The state’s highest ranking senator who represents Newport and Jamestown has won the Sierra Club’s support going back to at least 2006. “I sought out the Sierra Club’s endorsement because […]
By Samuel G. Howard on May 3, 2012
Taking a “historic step” forward according to advocates, the Rhode Island Senate voted 33-2 to pass Senate Bill 2052, a.k.a. the Homeless Bill of Rights. The law provides homeless people with protections against discrimination based on their housing status, preventing them from being told to move along if they enter libraries or sit on park […]