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 "Clean Water Action Names 2021 Environmental Champions"
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"
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"