Rhode Island State House
By Steve Ahlquist on January 27, 2017
Rhode Island residents who make $54,000 a year or less may be entitled to an earned income tax credit as well as free tax preparation.
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By Mariah Burns on January 22, 2017
Artist and activist Mariah Burns brings us photos from yesterday’s historic event at the Rhode Island State House event.
By Steve Ahlquist on November 26, 2016
The way is being paved for the massive expansion of public-private partnerships in Rhode Island, putting public goods and public spaces, such as water, schools, jails, courthouse and even public parks and broadband internet at risk of corporate ownership and control.
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By Mariah Burns on November 13, 2016
A photo essay of Saturday’s Rally Against Trump by activist Mariah Burns.
By Bob Plain on November 7, 2016
The Providence Board of Canvassers referred to Providence Police a voter’s complaint that her mail ballot was altered by supporters of Rep. John DeSimone. Joanne St. Lawrence, a house District 5 voter, filed a complaint with the board on October 24, that said her ballot was changed from voting for Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, who upset DeSimone […]
By Bob Plain on November 2, 2016
The RI Chapter of the Sierra Club is endorsing 19 legislative candidates in the general election, 15 candidates for the state House of Representatives and only four for the state Senate. The newly endorsed candidates are: Representative in General Assembly Edie Ajello District […]
By Bob Plain on October 28, 2016
ALEC is back in Rhode Island. Republican legislator Pat Morgan confirmed she’s a member of the American Legislative Exchange Committee, a business-backed bill mill that pairs corporate donors with state legislators. “I found it to be a really good group,” she told RI Future. ALEC’s website lists Morgan as the state director in Rhode Island. […]
By Bob Plain on October 28, 2016
A voter filed a complaint with the Providence Board of Canvassers alleging her mail ballot was tampered with by supporters of Rep. John DeSimone, an incumbent legislator who lost in the Democratic primary for the District 5 House seat and is subsequently staging a write-in campaign. Joanne St. Lawrence, who is 55 years old, disabled […]
By Bob Plain on October 21, 2016
Question 2 on Rhode Island’s ballot this election asks voters if the state Ethics Commission should have restored authority over state legislators that a 2009 lawsuit stripped away. While on its face it may seem like any increased oversight of the often ethically-challenged General Assembly would be a step in the right direction, there are […]
By Bob Plain on August 9, 2016
House Majority Leader John DeSimone is the latest Democrat to be hampered by allegations of improper conduct as the Rhode Island Progressive Democrats have filed a complaint with the Rhode Island Ethics Commission alleging the longtime Providence lawmaker was paid by an organization that benefited from legislative largess and that he failed to disclose back […]
By Bob Plain on July 13, 2016
Appearing before the Providence Board of Canvassers today, Rep. John Carnevale said he does in fact live at the Providence address where he is registered to vote in spite of a WPRI investigative report that indicated he may live in Johnston, outside of the district he was elected to serve. He said he receives mail […]
By Aaron Regunberg on July 6, 2016
Today I declined a cost of living adjustment increase to my legislative salary, and committed that I will not take a raise until Rhode Island raises the minimum wage for all low-income workers.
By Bob Plain on June 28, 2016
Democrat Michael Gazdacko is challenging Rep. Anastasia Williams in a primary for the right to represent the District 9 House seat at the State House.
By Bob Plain on June 28, 2016
Former legislator Lisa Tomasso is running for the House seat she once held representing parts of Coventry and West Warwick against Republican incumbent Sherrie Roberts…
By Bob Plain on June 15, 2016
The RIPTA Riders Alliance rallied at the State House yesterday to call attention to bus fare increases to the elderly, disabled and very low income people. RIPTA decided to end free bus fare for these riders earlier this year. The House budget restored free fares for the elderly and disabled until January. Advocates say it […]
By Randall Rose on June 13, 2016
A devastating fare hike for Rhode Island’s most vulnerable seniors and disabled people is the focus of a new budget fight. Although Rhode Island has long had a program where seniors and disabled people who have trouble affording bus trips ride free, the last year has seen efforts to end this program and charge more […]
By Bob Plain on June 8, 2016
The budget passed by the House Finance Committee last night, and slated to be vetted by the full chamber next Wednesday, contains some wins and some losses for the progressive left. The budget bill contains some money to restore low-cost bus fare for indigent people – a social service that RIPTA cut earlier this year. […]
By Bob Plain on June 7, 2016
General Assembly leaders say they are eliminating the controversial community service grants that former Rep. Ray Gallison used to fund an organization he worked for, but they are leaving in place the equally-controversial though often smaller legislative grants that lawmakers give to local groups.
By Lauren Niedel on June 7, 2016
Tuesday June 7th will be a very busy day in RI. There will be a vote with the entire House on Rep. Cale Keable’s bill on the Clear River Energy Center. Then right after join RI Progressive Democrats at the Wild Colonial on 250 South Water Street at 6:00pm for a fundraiser and viewing party of […]
By Bob Plain on May 9, 2016
It’s official. Cathie Cool Rumsey is challenging Senator Elaine Morgan for the State House seat she lost to Morgan last election. RI Future was the first to report this in November, after Morgan made derogatory comments about Muslims, but Cool Rumsey confirmed it for the rest of Rhode Island with a news release last week. […]