July 16, 2020

Safe staffing bill killed by House leadership; Strike pending at nursing homes

As nursing home workers prepare to strike, the House declines to pass a safe staffing bill, instead...

May 27, 2020

House Republicans call for Oversight Committee to meet, with or without Speaker’s permission

“It’s time to lead,” said Representative Blake Filippi, “because those we have chosen to lead our body...

January 19, 2020

Should elected officials be submitting bills that affect elections they are currently running in?

Representative Kenneth Marshall (Democrat, District 68, Bristol) introduced H5015 today, legislation that “would allow the board of...

October 31, 2019

State House rally held to demand General Assembly emergency session to pass Reproductive Health Care Act

In the wake of Justice Anthony Kennedy resigning from the United States Supreme Court on July 31st,...

March 2, 2020

June 20 session of the RI House to open with Hindu prayers?

Rajan Zed, a Hindu cleric, has announced that he will open the June 20 session of the...

April 17, 2018

Punching in and taking off: Fake quorums at State House committee meetings

“I’ll just stay here for your thing,” Rhode Island House Majority Whip John Edwards can be heard...

November 30, 2017

Rhode Island is the only New England state relying on anti-labor, ALEC-inspired preemption clauses

No other state in New England has passed even one preemptive labor law. Rhode Island has passed...