July 5, 2022

Nina Wolff Landau: Protecting abortion rights is a fight, not a political game

“…I wanted to ask [Secretary Gorbea] why she had canvassed for and donated to former Speaker of...

March 10, 2022

Former Speaker Mattiello returns to the RI State House… as a Lobbyist

“Mr Chairman, members of the committee, it’s a pleasure for me to be here. It’s been just...

January 24, 2022

How predatory payday lenders keep customers hooked

After paying off the loan, Kieran hoped to put the experience behind him, but then, starting in...

January 3, 2022

How Barrington municipal employees got bumped to $15 min wage for 2022

“Human time and effort is worth at least $15 an hour,” said Barrington Town Councilmember Jacob Brier....

December 13, 2021

Redistricting in Rhode Island: Grand Theft Democracy

The process of redistricting in Rhode Island is corrupt on a molecular level, and has been for...

May 4, 2022

Ahlquist: Are lawyers morally culpable for the terrible acts they help their clients to perform?

There is “something quite seductive” about “being able to turn aside so many ostensibly difficult moral dilemmas...

Here are all the bills passed by one chamber and killed by the other
November 22, 2021

Here are all the bills passed by one chamber and killed by the other

This process matters. For a bill to become law, it must pass both chambers. So we decided...

October 20, 2021

If RI Redistricting fails to act within 8 days, racist prison gerrymandering will persist for 10 more years

The RI Redistricting Commission is on a time crunch. There are only two more hearings before these...

June 25, 2021

General Assembly bill to end discriminatory process of solemnizing marriages is a moment for Pride

Not only should the Governor sign the bill, he should do so as a celebration of Pride....

June 3, 2021

After long battle, Nursing Home Staffing and Quality Care Act becomes law

Previous to the mandated 3.8 hours, there was no specific number in place regarding patient care, said...

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…...

November 5, 2020

RI House Democratic Caucus votes Joseph Shekarchi as new Speaker

“I’m not prepared to commit to anything because we have a $900 million deficit. And literally everything...

November 5, 2020

Healthcare workers union delivers results in key Election Day victories

“While nearly 900 Rhode Island nursing home residents died of COVID-19, Nick Mattiello tried to kill legislation...

November 4, 2020

RI Democratic Women’s Caucus supports Liana Cassar for Speaker

We must have Liana Cassar lead us as Speaker of the House....

October 29, 2020

Representative Cassar appeals to House colleagues in bid to become Speaker

“We, together, can model good government with inclusive decision-making, diplomatic communication, and transparency that upholds the ideals...