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The president of the Rhode Island Latino Political Action Committee, Joseph Molina Flynn, hailed the legislation as “the first of its kind in the country ... to provide continued employability and driver's licenses to DACA recipients, even those whose status has otherwise expired due to current federal policies.”.
The Rhode Island Board of Elections has budgeted a total of $2,620,856 for matching fund payments this year. ... Public matching funds are a good campaign finance measure that accomplishes two things: 1) limits money in politics and 2) reduces the time candidates spend raising money so they can ...

Mr. Nick Autiello is running for state senate in Providence as an alleged progressive Democrat, but is his party affiliation sincere or a mere ploy? The current Democratic – and centrist – incumbent, Mr. Paul Jabour, is rumored to be considering a run for Rhode Island Attorney General, and if this is the case, ...
At the same time, there's a political tint to the issue, considering how this is an election year in Rhode Island and how O'Rielly has faced criticism for partisan activity. Then again, the underlying story of the 911 diversion is another long-running situation -- Rhode Island's less-than-robust revenue stream.
Joseph Molina Flynn, President of the Rhode Island Latino Political Action Committee (RILPAC), said, “This is precisely the type of leadership that the Latinx community in Rhode Island has been clamoring for. We hope that legislators understand that passage of this bill will tell Rhode Island's DACA ...
"Some experts say Rhode Island ought to be the Saudi Arabia of wind power -- we've got that much wind power," he said on RIPR's Political Roundtable, repeating a line once used by former Gov. Don Carcieri. Asked how he'd he accomplish his goal, Brown said, "Well, there are a lot of ways to do it.

A Rhode Island lawmaker who introduced a bill that would ban outhouses in the state says he is withdrawing the legislation. Republican Rep. Justin Price said Wednesday he is pulling the measure ahead of a scheduled State house hearing. Price says the issue should be addressed by local municipalities ...
The editorial boards of The Courant and The Providence Journal traded blows earlier this year about which state is a worse place to do business and now Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has jumped into the fray. At an economic summit at Stanford University last week Raimondo described her state as ...
The analysis, conducted by Conventions, Sports & Leisure International of Plano, Texas, found that the Rhode Island Convention Center, the Dunkin' Donuts Center and the Veterans Memorial Auditorium ... The question today is: Do Rhode Island's political and civic leaders still possess those qualities?
Every Friday, GoLocalProv breaks down who is rising and who is falling in Rhode Island politics, business, and sports. Now, we are expanding the list, the political perspectives, and we are going to a GoLocal team approach while encouraging readers to suggest nominees for who is "HOT" and who is ...
Several states have been pushing to loosen restrictions to make it easier for kids to protect themselves from skin cancer. A similar measure stalled in Rhode Island last year. Democratic Rep. David Bennett, who's a nurse, said he's sponsoring the bill in Rhode Island because the dangers of sun exposure are well-known and ...
Higbie, 34, was named advocacy director Thursday of America First Priorities, a political action committee that uses the same tax exemption as “social welfare organizations” such as the NAACP to keep its donors ... Rhode Island's approval of same-sex marriage in 2013 further drew the ire of Higbie.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The story of a notorious Rhode Island mayor who was forced out of office twice is coming to the stage. Trinity Repertory Company in Providence has commissioned playwright George Brant to write the stage version of "The Prince of Providence," the book detailing Mayor Buddy ...
While Mattiello, D-Cranston, is cool to an assault-weapons ban, he says he is open to passage of other gun-control bills, including: legislation to raise the age to buy any firearm in Rhode Island from 18 to 21 and prohibit the use of the devices known as “bump stocks″ that, effectively, turn a semiautomatic ...
Five states -- Connecticut, California, Washington, Oregon and Indiana -- have taken similar action on potential red flags in recent years, but Rhode Island is the first to do so since the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, earlier this month. The policy does not give law enforcement new authority to ...
She said he's now an executive in the music industry in Tennessee and is no longer affiliated with Rhode Island politics. ... in the 38-member Senate, did not speak to reporters outside court and did not comment on whether he would resign, but his lawyer described the page as a political rival of Kettle's.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Guns and money, and Rhode Island politics redux. It's a story that came into focus again this past week after the horrific killing of 17 people inside a Florida high school by a 19-year-old with a semiautomatic AR-15 assault rifle. For years, the NRA Political Victory Fund PAC was one of ...

The unforeseen expenses of running state government come in many shapes and sizes — consultants, video cameras, greeting cards, a portrait of Lincoln Chafee — for which Rhode Island governors have a contingency fund. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The unforeseen expenses of running state government ...
TGIF: 20 Things To Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media ... This week offered further proof that Rhode Island politics is the gift that keeps giving, right? ... Brown's emergence is a bookend to Trillo's move, since each candidate threatens to siphon votes from a different side of the political spectrum, ...
Rhode Island state and local government have grappled with police and firefighter disability pensions for many years. Now, as RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay explains, two recent Rhode Island Supreme Court have gone against police and firefighters. (Advance copy of commentary scheduled to air ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The former CEO of jewelry maker Alex and Ani has filed papers to run for Rhode Island governor as a Republican. Giovanni Feroce enters a Republican field that includes Cranston Mayor Allan Fung and House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan. They are vying to replace ...
The fallout from two significant events will remain in the air when Rhode Island lawmakers return from their mid-winter break next week. With that in mind, ... Meanwhile, some city councils and local political committees are making their own proposals or supporting the call for new efforts. Advocates who ...
Anchor Liz Cho reports on plans to create a regional task force, including state law enforcement and intelligence officials, to fight gun violence. (Elaine Thompson). WABC. Thursday, February 22, 2018 04:22PM. NEW YORK (WABC) --. The governors of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island have ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Leaders of the state Senate on Wednesday took the first step in trying to expel the Senate's minority whip, who was indicted on charges of extorting a teenage legislative page for sex. Bipartisan legislation was introduced in the Senate to expel Republican Sen. Nicholas Kettle ...
The article on Monday (Focus returns to guns, flow of lobby money) details Rhode Island political figures who have accepted almost $20,000 from GOPAC (RI Gun Owners PAC) who are both Republicans and Democrats. This “blood money” has been used to stall common sense gun legislation in recent ...
“It is a further expansion of GoLocal's effort to connect into everything Rhode Island. By going live each week for a full hour we will be able to bring real-time interviews with top legislators, backbenchers, lobbyists, and activists,” said Nagle. “Often, there is a story behind the story in politics. We will bring ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — While Rhode Island voters have supported $75 million in affordable housing bonds in recent years, the General Assembly has taken ... When asked about this practice, known in political circles as a “scoop,” House spokesman Larry Berman directed questions to the governor's office.
The Rhode Island Airport Corp. said Wednesday that it will ask the General Assembly to approve changing the name of T.F. Green Airport. RIAC said in a news release it wants ... RIAC said their polling shows Rhode Islanders support a name change to Rhode Island International Airport. It said 37.4 percent support the new ...
On Thursday, Bell suggested the “Raimondo-Ward agreement could violate” Rhode Island campaign finance law, specifically R.I.G.L. 17-25-10.1(a)(2). His reading: “Contributions made to a political party committee for party building activities can not be used for contributions to candidates state and local for ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Storied political operative Jeff Britt has severed his “working relationship” with the Rhode Island Democratic Party, the party's executive director confirmed Thursday. In response to Journal inquiries, T. Kevin Olasanoye acknowledged that Britt — who had a lead role in House Speaker ...
Receive the latest politics updates in your inbox. Email. Privacy policy | More Newsletters. Former Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox Released From Home Confinement. WJAR-TV. FILE: Gordon Fox. Former Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox has completed the home confinement portion of ...
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is set to speak to a group of law students in Rhode Island. Ginsburg's talk Tuesday at Roger Williams University's law school is billed as a "fireside chat" with 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Senior Judge Bruce M. Selya. Selya has said he hopes to give ...
With thousands of jobs, marquee hospitals and future economic development all on the line, this is likely to be a political issue in the coming months – especially in an election year. 9. ... “The Fogarty Alumni Network in Rhode Island politics might actually be more expansive than PC's or URI's,” Raia said.
But RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay cautions that the party must do more than embrace the women's march and black lives matter movements. Democrats were once the party ... Cobalt blue Rhode Island was once home to one of country's strongest Democratic organizations. Democrats still control the ...
"Well, I wouldn't say my three colleagues were wrong," Cicilline said on Rhode Island Public Radio's Political Roundtable this week, adding that his opposition was based on what was left out of a continuing resolution, including parity between defense and non-defense spending and more money for ...
Every Friday, GoLocalProv breaks down who is rising and who is falling in Rhode Island politics, business, and sports. Now, we are expanding the list, the political perspectives, and we are going to a GoLocal team approach while encouraging readers to suggest nominees for who is "HOT" and who is ...
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, seen speaking at a rally in summer 2016. Felipe Dana / AP. Originally published on January 24, 2018 12:58 pm. Updated at 12:58 p.m. ET. A courtroom decision in Porto Alegre, Brazil, promises a vast impact on ballot boxes across that country later this year. It is there, in ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — After more than 40 years of roasting all-things-Rhode Island — most especially its political culture — at the annual Providence ... For decades a must-see and be-seen-at event for anyone who was anyone in Rhode Island politics, the show features skits and songs lampooning the ...
The details on that remain under wraps for now, although to things are certain: broad-based tax hikes don't have the support of the governor or the Democrats who run the General Assembly. As House Majority Leader Joseph Shekarchi said on Rhode Island Public Radio's Political Roundtable this week, ...
But this is how much Rhode Island's top-ranked lawmakers had in their political accounts when the third quarter came to a close on Sept. 30: — Mattiello had $309,205 in his account, after raising a total of $248,270 and spending a total of $106,659 over the first nine months of the year. — Ruggerio, who ...
11 Commentary piece (“Compare stadium with other R.I. venues”), Mr. Esckilsen rose above the political hysteria that has ensnared some in Rhode Island ... The hatred that some have stoked up against the owners for this extraordinary proposal is one of the wonders of Rhode Island politics, which can be ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Guns and money, and Rhode Island politics redux. It's a story that came into focus again this past week after the horrific killing of 17 people inside a Florida high school by a 19-year-old with a semiautomatic AR-15 assault rifle. For years, the NRA Political Victory Fund PAC was one of ...
With a campaign message challenging the status quo, Rhode Island Sen. Nicholas Kettle ... A Kettle campaign sign tried to capitalize on dissatisfaction with the political status quo. ... He has since become an accomplished executive in the music industry and is no longer affiliated with Rhode Island politics.
Mike Stenhouse rambled on through 15 long paragraphs, with plenty of name-calling and accusations, but almost no specifics, as he shared how terrible he thinks Rhode Island political progressives are (“Where are champions of RI businesses?” Commentary, Feb. 4). Stenhouse accuses Rhode Island ...
Yet the deal looks like an effort to expand Raimondo's already-ample fundraising, since individual contributions are capped at $1,000, per candidate, per year, while up to $10,000 can be donated to multiple political committees for so-called party-building activities. As Common Cause of RI Executive ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An annual stage show that lampoons politics in Rhode Island is coming to an end. The last edition of the Providence ... newspaper strike in Providence. Bringing together top political, business and labor leaders, the roast pokes fun at Rhode Island politics through skits and songs.
The taxpayer burden equals the amount each taxpayer would have to pay the state's treasury in order for the state to be debt-free. Rhode Island ...
Rhode Island political and business officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the Wexford Innovation Complex, the first major ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The General Assembly runs one of the largest law firms in Rhode Island. The lawmakers had 55 lawyers on their payroll ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers passed dozens of bills Tuesday, including legislation to mandate paid time off for workers ...


 

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