Topic: rhode island

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State senator resigns amid criminal charges

February 22, 2018 0 comments

State Senator Minority Whip Nicholas Kettle, R–21, resigned Feb. 22 amid a multitude of legal charges.

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s new budget proposal aims to increase availability of medical marijuana and reduce opiod use.

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R.I. eyes medical marijuana expansion

February 16, 2018 0 comments

The number of medical marijuana dispensaries in Rhode Island could increase from three to 15, raising $5.1 million in projected revenue, according to a new budget proposal released by Gov. Gina Raimondo Jan. 18.

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.

The United Health Infrastructure Project obstructed many residents from receiving their benefits. The discussion also highlighted the state’s poor timeliness rate for the processing of food stamp applications.

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Committee on Oversight reviews lawsuits about insurance, food stamps

February 9, 2018 0 comments

Over a year after the faulty implementation of the United Health Infrastructure Project, the R.I. House Committee on Oversight is still finding a way forward.

State House bill aims to increase school choice, raise tax credit cap

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State House bill aims to increase school choice, raise tax credit cap

January 26, 2018 0 comments

Rhode Island State Representative Robert Lancia R-16 proposed a bill on Thursday that aims to increase the number of children who can afford to attend private school.

Regunberg ’12 to run for R.I. lieutenant governorship

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Regunberg ’12 to run for R.I. lieutenant governorship

January 26, 2018 0 comments

Aaron Regunberg ’12 announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor Oct. 24. Challenging incumbent Daniel McKee, Regunberg sees the office as an opportunity to tackle President Trump’s agenda and represent Rhode Islanders rather than corporations, he said.

Under the proposal, the Women & Infants Hospital would be acquired by the University or one of its subsidiaries.

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U. proposes merger with Care New England health system

January 12, 2018 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 announced the University’s proposal to work with Prospect Medical Holdings in merging with Care New England.

Council to consider renaming Magee Street to Bannister Street

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Council to consider renaming Magee Street to Bannister Street

October 31, 2017 0 comments

The Providence City Council unanimously voted Monday to rename Magee Street to Bannister Street.

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Elected officials gather to speak in support of DACA

September 5, 2017 0 comments

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it would end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program.

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Rhode Island files suit against oil companies

September 20, 2016 0 comments

Rhode Island filed suit against 34 oil companies Sept. 6, arguing that the entities contributed to contamination of the chemical MTBE in groundwater.