March 20, 2021

Senator Reed, Speaker Shekarchi announce housing assistance money for Rhode Island

The influx of funds and the focus on housing “is a huge weight lifted off the shoulders...

October 14, 2020

Court reluctantly dismisses suit seeking to establish civics education as a constitutional right

“Plaintiffs should be commended for bringing this case,” wrote Judge William Smith in his decision. “It highlights...

August 20, 2020

General Assembly to consider bill to halt evictions

“Eviction endangers the publics’ health during this ongoing pandemic and declared state of emergency,” said Jennifer Wood,...

June 30, 2020

Providence announces nearly $1m in aid for eviction defense and emergency housing assistance

To seek legal assistance for eviction proceedings, residents in both private market rentals and public housing can...

May 13, 2020

As courts prepare to reopen, Rhode Island faces an eviction disaster

“I’m working hard on that, figuring out what we can do,” said Governor Raimondo. “I’m worried about...

March 20, 2020

Groups request that RIDE make school districts’ remote learning plans publicly available

“This act of transparency will serve two very important purposes. First, it will give officials in school...

March 16, 2020

PUC orders end to utility shutoffs and emergency restoration of shutoffs due to COVID-19

“Many people are out of work [and] have no current source of income. That condition is likely...

January 19, 2020

Federal class action suit filed in Providence seeks to establish constitutional right to an adequate education

“Most people think that students have a right to an adequate education under the United States Constitution,”...

October 31, 2019

Advocates challenge National Grid rate increase and National Grid’s need to exist

“This is no longer a negotiation,” said Paul Rakotoarisoa, one of the co-chairs of the Providence Democratic...