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...

February 14, 2022

Members of GA agree on equity in public transportation, but some lack specifics

At the Transit Equity Day rally held in Providence on Friday, Representative Carlos Tobon spoke about the...

June 20, 2021

Speaker Shekarchi on the 2022 budget: Tax cuts, affordable housing and more

Speaker Shekarchi said he is careful about the tax structure because “I don’t want to drive businesses...

December 29, 2021

House Finance considers budget amendment to save Kennedy Plaza

“Back in 2014, 60% of Rhode Islanders voted to pass this $35m bond to improve the vital...

January 6, 2021

House elects Joseph Shekarchi as Speaker, begins 2021 legislative session

All the video from the first session of the House and the election of Speaker Joseph Shekarchi…...

December 5, 2020

Entire Aquidneck Island delegation opposes planned expansion of fracked gas

“The long-term interests of Aquidneck Island’s communities will be best served by an aggressive transition away from...

April 21, 2020

Joint Legislative COVID-19 Emergency Spending Task Force created

“While the Finance Committees will be doing the comprehensive work of putting the budget together in the...

March 26, 2020

The Disaster Emergency Funding Board approves up to $300m in state borrowing

Senate President Dominick Ruggerio expressed some reservations, calling the DEFB meeting “an imperfect way” to secure the...

January 11, 2020

Speaker Mattiello leads the House in bidding goodbye to a beloved, conservative lobbyist

“Every important initiative that I have worked on, John Simmons has been at the center of,” said...

November 21, 2019

Where did members of the General Assembly land on the Rhode Island Democratic Party bylaws vote?

Not every Democrat elected to the Rhode Island General Assembly is a member of the Rhode Island...

November 19, 2019

Rhode Island Democratic Party passes bylaws revision over vocal objections from Women’s Caucus

“I am urging you to vote no,” said Jill Sypole, “and the reason is this is not...

October 31, 2019

Senator Goldin and Representative Ajello file Reproductive Health Care Act

From a press release: With the backing of more cosponsors than ever before, Representative Edith Ajello and...

January 2, 2019

Protesters rock the House during Mattiello’s ascendancy to Speaker

As a vote was pushed through inside the chambers of the Rhode Island House to elect Representative...

December 27, 2018

Rhode Island General Assembly to convene on New Year’s Day

The Rhode Island General Assembly will convene on Tuesday, January 1, at 4pm as members of the...

January 19, 2020

Planned Parenthood Votes! RI PAC: Primary races provide victories for reproductive freedom

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island PAC (PPV!RI PAC) celebrated the victories of...