January 12, 2022

Wealth, power, and whiteness still dominate representation in Woonsocket

“…at-large elections could result in the selection of five members from the same district with other school...

July 27, 2021

PVD’s Pension Working Group membership skews right-wing, anti-worker

I noticed that you have groups like RIPEC and the Providence Chamber that are notoriously anti-worker when...

June 15, 2021

Advocates press Speaker Shekarchi to increase taxes on the one percent

“In 2006, Governor Carcieri cut taxes on the wealthiest Rhode Islanders,” noted Martinez Youngs. “Because of these...

Debunking the Providence Chamber / RIPEC false claims about increasing taxes on the top one percent
April 2, 2021

Debunking the Providence Chamber / RIPEC false claims about increasing taxes on the top one percent

Among the many false claims the panel took on was the idea that the rich flee Rhode...

August 5, 2020

Mattiello’s plan to increase rainy day funding is austerity economics… and Rhode Islanders will suffer

“This rainy day is going to last more than a year and trying to pay it back...

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...

April 1, 2022

No guarantees and plenty of risks associated with Elorza’s water monetization plan

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is still trying to “monetize” the Providence Water Supply, including Scituate Reservoir. At...

March 2, 2020

Global Warming Solutions Act brings teeth to combating climate change in Rhode Island

The Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture heard testimony Wednesday evening on the Global Warming Solutions Act...

May 30, 2018

Mayor Elorza presses his case for monetizing Providence Water in Senate Judiciary Committee hearing

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is still trying to “monetize” the Providence Water Supply, including Scituate Reservoir. At...

October 31, 2019

Keable submits legislation to revamp Energy Facilities Siting Board

“We have been told repeatedly to ‘trust the process,’” said Representative Cale Keable (Democrat, District 47, Burrillville,...

May 4, 2018

Unraveling Providence Water no sure bet for Providence solvency issues

After the confirmation of attorney Charles Ruggerio to the Narraganset Bay Commission (NBC), the Senate Committee on...

March 2, 2020

Rhode Island’s annual battle for increasing the minimum wage stacked against workers

I was late getting to room 212 at the Rhode Island State House, where the Senate Committee...

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...