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...

Advocates push for repeal of LEOBoR; PVD Mayor Elorza supports Senator Mack repeal bill
May 6, 2021

Advocates push for repeal of LEOBoR; PVD Mayor Elorza supports Senator Mack repeal bill

“We’re not asking for defunding the police,” said State Senator Tiara Mack. “We’re not asking to abolish...

Sunrise Providence calls for Senators Euer and Coyne to vote Rescue Rhode Island Act out of committee
April 8, 2021

Sunrise Providence calls for Senators Euer and Coyne to vote Rescue Rhode Island Act out of committee

Activists with the Sunrise Movement called on Senators Dawn Euer and Cynthia Armour Coyne to bring the...

Senate introduces cannabis legalization bill – Does it do enough for victims of the failed War on Drugs?
March 10, 2021

Senate introduces cannabis legalization bill – Does it do enough for victims of the failed War on Drugs?

“Unlike Illinois, New Jersey, and other states, this legalization proposal makes no provision for reinvesting cannabis tax...

February 23, 2021

RI Senate votes that abortion is not healthcare

The final vote was disappointing because of the number of putatively “pro-choice” Senators voted to keep the...

January 6, 2021

Re-elected RI Senate President Ruggerio forwards a progressive agenda

“Our solemn obligation is to ensure that every student receives a quality education,” said Ruggerio, outlining his...

November 5, 2020

Rhode Island voters prove that sexual reproductive health and rights are winning issues

“The voters of Rhode Island clearly support champions of reproductive freedom. It’s also clear that, as we...

August 27, 2020

Reform or Repeal? The Senate LEOBoR Task Force holds first meeting

Task Force member Jose Batista, executive director of PERA, suggested that the Task Force work “the opposite...

January 19, 2020

House District 68 Special Election a do-over for Speakman supporters

“This is all so quick,” said Democratic candidate for House District 68 June Speakman to her supporters....

October 31, 2019

Senate Committee shirked its ‘advice and consent’ duty on CRMC re-appointments

Just when you think you’re getting a handle on the issue of how to reconfigure the Coastal...

October 31, 2019

Senate Judiciary takes up Reproductive Health Care Act

The Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee took up the Reproductive Health Care Act (RHCA) (S2163/H7340) on Thursday, a...

January 19, 2020

Senator Goldin introduces bill to ban high-capacity gun magazines

“It’s only seven weeks into the year and we’ve already had multiple mass shootings,” said Rhode Island...

March 2, 2020

Separate and Unequal: How certain State Senators continue to pass judgement on same sex marriages

This legislative session’s first Senate Judiciary Committee hearing opened with Senator Donna Nesselbush (Democrat, District 15, Pawtucket)...