In the midst of what health care providers are call a “mental health state of emergency for Rhode Island children,” Rhode Island passes Trauma-Informed Schools Act.Continue reading "The Trauma-Informed School Act prioritizes the mental health of our students"
The new law will start a program for the redistribution of unused prescription medication to aid those who cannot afford or access their prescription.Continue reading "House bill to aid those who cannot afford their prescription medication"
House Speaker Shekarchi and Majority Leader Blazejewski talk about expanding affordable housing, legalizing marijuana, achieving Act on Climate goals.Continue reading "R.I. House leaders preview the 2022 legislative session"
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"
Rhode Island’s minimum wage would rise from $11.50 an hour today to $15 an hour by Jan. 1, 2025, under legislation approved by the House on Thursday…Continue reading "House Approves Legislation To Bring RI Closer To $15 An Hour Minimum Wage"
Today, Clean Water Action is pleased to name Priscilla De La Cruz, Erika Niedowski, Senator Dawn Euer, RI House Majority Leader Chris Blazejewski, and Representative Lauren Carson as their 2021 Environmental Champions…Continue reading "Rep. Blazejewski named Clean Water Action 2021 Environmental Champion"
“We already making steps,” said state Rep. Chris Blazejewski. “We hit the goal in 2020, we’re on our way to hitting the goal in 2030 and we need to have a long-term plan to hit the net zero by 2050.”Continue reading "RI blazes the trail with Act on Climate"
Republicans and some Democrats objected to giving “faceless bureaucrats” rather than elected officials power over the climate change plan, which makes the state’s greenhouse gas reduction goals mandatory…Continue reading "Rhode Island’s Act on Climate bill passes House, 53-22"
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"