Senate Judiciary Committee
By Will Weatherly on June 20, 2018
Amid reports that Gov. Raimondo is planning on signing Kristen’s Law (H 7715)—a bill passed in the House last week which mandates a life sentence for individuals who sell controlled substances involved in fatal overdoses—many are saying that the bill will only increase the number of overdose deaths, including one of the governor’s own appointees […]
Posted in Criminal Justice, Health Care, Justice, News, Prison Reform | Tagged Department of Corrections, Dr. Josiah Rich, Gina Raimondo, Kristen's Law, Michael Galipeau, opioid crisis, Rhode Island User's Union, Senate Judiciary Committee, Steven Brown. ACLU | 5 Responses
By Bob Plain on November 1, 2017
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse co-chaired a subcommittee hearing yesterday that shed new light on the extent to which Russian operatives used social media to turn American voters against one another in the run up to the 2016 election. “We are trying in the Subcommittee to lay out the Kremlin playbook on election interference generally,” Whitehouse told […]
Posted in Congress, Featured, National News | Tagged Congress, Extremist Content and Russian Disinformation Online, Facebook, Google, Russia, Russian hacking, Senate Judiciary Committee, Sheldon Whitehouse, twitter | Leave a response
By Representative Lauren H Carson on September 8, 2017
Rhode Island must be more proactive in planning for flooding and sea rise. The devastating toll of human loss and suffering in Texas must remind us of the high stakes involved.
Assembly leadership needs to see a big threat to status quo before protecting reproductive rights say legislators
By Steve Ahlquist on July 30, 2017
“Until such a time [that House leadership] feels as though the law as currently exists in the state of Rhode Island [is under threat] there really isn’t that real sense of urgency to codify [Roe v Wade at the state level],” said Representative Kenneth Marshall.
Posted in Bristol, Civil Rights, Featured, Health Care, National News, News, Photos, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women | Tagged Dominick Ruggerio, donald trump, Erin Lynch Prata, James Seveney, Kenneth Marshall, Michael McCaffrey, Nicholas Mattiello, Reproductive Health Care Act, RHCA, Rhode Island Right to Life, Roe. v. Wade, Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court, Warren Wollschlager | 1 Response
Sheldon says Sessions should explain to his committee why he wouldn’t comment on Trump conversations
By Bob Plain on June 14, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have evaded answering questions about his conversations with President Donald Trump to the Senate Intelligence Committee. But in doing so he may have bought himself an opportunity to answer similar questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a member of the latter committee. “His failure to answer […]
By Steve Ahlquist on February 22, 2017
“Rhode Island is one of only a handful of states that has no public policy regarding at-will employment,” said Senator Ana Quezada.
Posted in Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Featured, Labor, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged elizabeth crowley, employment at-will, frank lombardi, george nee, Harold Metts, Jeanine Calkin, Senate Judiciary Committee | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on January 25, 2017
Senator Frank Lombardi of Cranston, “abstains on all same-gender marriage bills.”
By FANG Collective on July 11, 2016
“The three day, 23 mile march, will coincide with Governor Gina Raimondo’s July 18th open meeting in Burrillville where she will discuss Invenergy’s proposed power plant with residents.” Full schedule included.
Posted in Activism, Climate, Energy, Events, Featured, Infrastructure, News, Providence, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged BASE, Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, Burrillville High School, FANG Collective, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, Kathy Martley, MTBE, Nick Katkevich, Senate Judiciary Committee, Sherrie Anne Andre | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on June 23, 2016
“You violated the law!” shouted retired attorney Barry Craig, “Does that mean anything to you?”
Town Councillor Donald Fox retorted that Craig was, “out of order”.
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Energy, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, News, Video | Tagged Barry Craig, Burrillville Town Council, Debbie Krieg, Donald Fox, dyana Koelsch, Invenergy, John Pacheco, Kimberly Brissette Brown, Louise Phaneuf, Michelle Bouchard, MTBE, Nancy Binns, Open Meetings Act, Senate Judiciary Committee | 5 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on June 16, 2016
In the end, of course, they voted the bill down. It was such an unusual circumstance that Chairman Michael McCaffrey couldn’t quite get his head around how it was supposed to work.
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