A compromise to move four gun-related bills to the full Rhode Island House and Senate strained under pressure Monday, as the sponsor of one bill withdrew it due to changes…Continue reading "Gun Compromise Strains Under Pressure, with Leadership Votes Saving Two Bills"
Under the state budget bill (2021-H 6122A) that will come before the House today, Rhode Island will launch a five-year pilot program to create permanent supportive housing…Continue reading "State Budget Bill Includes A New Pilot Program To House, Help Chronically Homeless"
Today via Zoom conference, elected leaders, advocates, and families came together to launch the 2021 RIght Start Agenda, a package of legislation and state budget investments…Continue reading "Elected Leaders, Advocates and Families Launch 2021 RIght Start Agenda of Early Childhood Education, Family Health & Budget Priorities"
RI House Majority Leader Chris Blazejewski joins Political Roundtable to discuss the storming of the US Capitol and other subjects, including how RI lawmakers are responding to the pandemic…Continue reading "Political Roundtable: Blazejewski on riot in DC, RI House rules & the pandemic"
Meet Christopher Blazejewski, the next Rhode Island House majority leader. He is now the highest-ranked Progressive Democrat in the increasingly progressive R.I. House of Representatives, with an “F” rating from the NRA. He has a star-studded resumé: Harvard College, magna cum laude. Harvard Law…Continue reading "Political Scene: From Cumberland to Harvard to heights of RI political power"
House lawmakers have passed legislation that would send mail ballot applications to every Rhode Island voter ahead of the September primaries and November election. The bill, according to…Continue reading "RI House backs bill to send all voters mail ballot applications"
Rhode Island’s governor has ceremoniously signed bills allowing domestic violence protective orders to protect more children and limiting noncompetition agreements…Continue reading "Rhode Island’s governor ceremoniously signs 2 bills"
A review by The Public’s Radio shows that fewer than half of the school-age children of elected officials from Providence attend traditional public schools…Continue reading "Fewer Than Half Of Providence Politicians’ Children Go To Traditional Public Schools"
The General Assembly has approved legislation sponsored by House Deputy Majority Whip Christopher R. Blazejewski and Sen. Sandra Cano to notify workers…Continue reading "Lawmakers OK bill to provide info on workers’ co-ops when companies are set to shutter"
A top Rhode Island House Democrat on Monday proposed creating a formal procedure for handling sexual harassment claims in the General Assembly, the first official action proposed…Continue reading "Key Dem: Sexual harassment allegations in Assembly should be investigated"