April 22, 2022

An interview with DARE organizer Anusha Alles on racism in the RI General Assembly

“Our people are used to being in settings where they’re not being believed, where they’re not given...

April 20, 2022

Systemic racism and the Rhode Island General Assembly’s committee process

The way the Rhode Island General Assembly prioritizes bills under consideration is systemically racist and a product...

April 11, 2022

Race, ethnicity, gender and disability impact statements could change the conversation at the General Assembly

“Assessments, such as fiscal notes and environmental impact reports, are already tools for predicting the impacts of...

April 8, 2022

Bills to allow the taxing of private universities supported by a broad coalition at State house event

“Given that our thriving higher education institutions are generating enormous amounts of income and have vast wealth...

April 5, 2022

RI Legislative Black and Latino Caucus spotlights key legislation

“This legislative package will address the struggles and hardships that too many of our residents of color...

April 4, 2022

Rep Morales tours Providence Community Libraries to promote fully funding ALL state libraries

“Public libraries are the heart of our communities and a key that unlocks opportunity for all people,...

March 24, 2022

Revenue for Rhode Island coalition looking to tax the one percent

“While we have seen an influx of federal pandemic relief money into our State’s coffers, these are...

Hundreds of millions in APRA funds wasted in McKee budget
February 4, 2022

Hundreds of millions in APRA funds wasted in McKee budget

Rather than making an impact with the ARPA funds, the Governor would allow it to melt away...

January 24, 2022

Surprise McKee budget item exempts motorcycles from sales tax

There’s a new sales tax exception in the Governor’s budget. It will affect motorcycle riders, putting extra...

January 10, 2022

What you need to know about the Open Meetings Act during Covid

McKee’s new order allows public meetings by governmental bodies “to be held virtually for any purpose and...

January 5, 2022

DHS offices throughout the state have been closed for 22 months…

“The lack of assistance is a barrier that is preventing some Rhode Islanders from getting and keeping...

December 13, 2021

Reed and Whitehouse protested against for extreme military budget

“Senator Reed has single-handedly gutted Senator Gillibrand’s very important bill which would have protected our servicewomen and...

The next battle in Rhode Island: Redistricting
October 5, 2021

The next battle in Rhode Island: Redistricting

“The choice of choosing the people on the redistricting committee is a clear power grab and move...

August 15, 2021

Activists block entrance to Raytheon’s Portsmouth facility

Two people attached themselves to automobiles to block the main entrance. Other activists stood nearby holding banners...

July 30, 2021

RI Black Business Association issues state a failing grade after Disparity Report release

“Why did it take them this long [to release the Disparity Report],” asked RIBBA’s Executive Director Lisa...