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Senate introduces bill to protect abused, neglected children

March 20, 2018 0 comments

The Abused and Neglected Children Act, introduced to the Rhode Island Senate Feb. 15, clarifies a 2016 law that has caused confusion and a series of sexual abuse misreports by faculty, staff and administrators in primary and secondary schools throughout the state.

Community rallies for assault weapons ban

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Community rallies for assault weapons ban

February 27, 2018 0 comments

Fifteen-year-old Adah Bryan urged lawmakers to do more to prevent gun violence, listing off the mass shootings that had occurred in her lifetime before a crowd of over a hundred community members gathered in the State House rotunda Tuesday afternoon.

New legislation sponsored by Rep. Joseph Solomon D-22 aims to inform youth about consent during sex education courses in secondary schools.

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Bill allows consent education in R.I. schools

February 15, 2018 0 comments

The Rhode Island House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare unanimously passed House Bill 7044, which allows consent to be included in sex education curricula in secondary schools, Wednesday night.

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Metro Roundup, Jan. 31

January 31, 2018 0 comments

Bills introduced to increase minimum wage, close gender pay gap Rhode Island’s progressive Democrats launched a coordinated campaign to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour during a press conference Tuesday. Titled “Fight for $15 and Fair Pay,” the campaign began when legislators, workers and advocacy groups gathered […]

Rhode Island bill seeks to limit conversion therapy

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Rhode Island bill seeks to limit conversion therapy

March 14, 2017 0 comments

Conversion therapy has come under fire in the State Assembly of Rhode Island, where it is still a legal practice.