August 29, 2022

RI Rank releases General Assembly 2022 Overall Rankings

Election time promises mean nothing if, when push comes to shove, a legislator holds an important bill...

February 8, 2022

Corruption and back-room deals: Redistricting Commission a massive failure

Hearing about reporters being denied access to the sub-basement office, Representative Michelle McGaw asked the consultant, “Is...

February 3, 2022

RI redistricting bill seeks to favor incumbents, give party leaders more control at voters’ expense

“Want to see how democracy dies in the darkness?” asked Senator Jeanine Calkin on Twitter. “Check out...

December 3, 2021

Senator Mendes holds rally ahead of second night outside RI State House

“We know that the moral will to make it happen has never been evident [at the State...

October 1, 2021

Interview: The Rhode Island Political Cooperative isn’t apologizing for doing democracy

“Some of the detractors say we’re not working with anybody, that we go rogue and stuff like...

September 22, 2021

Matt Brown and Senator Mendes announce run for Governor and Lt Governor

As part of their announcement the Rhode Island Political Cooperative rolled out the names of 24 of...

September 21, 2021

RI Political Cooperative to back 50 candidates – Here are the first 24

“This year, voters in Rhode Island can elect a whole government of people who are just like...

September 8, 2021

Legislators reiterate call for social and racially just marijuana legislation

“If we choose to legalize cannabis in RI without full restorative justice for the thousands of black...

August 10, 2021

Lawmakers and residents ask Commissioner to reject proposed health insurance rate hikes

“With the recent surge of COVID cases and the ongoing spread of the Delta variant, it is...

Can We Fix It: Politicians Are People Too, Guys
April 30, 2021

Can We Fix It: Politicians Are People Too, Guys

Even typed, they recognize how sarcastic the title sounds coming from Can We Fix It. But this...

April 26, 2021

Statement from Rhode Island State Senator Jeanine Calkin (Democrat, District 30, Warwick)

It will be a long and difficult road back, but I am a fighter. I love representing...

Senate hears two of three proposed Green New Deal bills
March 16, 2021

Senate hears two of three proposed Green New Deal bills

Here’s the video of the testimony and the reactions of Senators....

February 8, 2021

The Uprising: How the Sausage is Made at the State House

Why did great bills get killed in the House? Do your state Senators actually vote their conscience...

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 12, 2020

Senators Ruggerio and McCaffrey retain leadership positions; Promise progressive reforms and legislation

“…we must insist on enactment of a clear pathway to $15.”...