Topic: State government

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Rhode Island begins operating under new budget

July 29, 2015 0 comments

The Ocean State began operating under a new state budget July 1, after it was passed unanimously by the Rhode Island House of Representatives and confirmed by all but three state senators.

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Spotlight on the Statehouse: February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015 0 comments

HIV transmission bill faces backlash. Tension flares over government transparency. Rhode Island grapples with infrastructure funding.

Gender pay gap observed in Gov. Raimondo’s office

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Gender pay gap observed in Gov. Raimondo’s office

February 10, 2015 3 comments

Taking a closer look at the salaries of Raimondo’s staffers to investigate the 14 percent gender wage gap and its relationship to possible discrimination.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, almost three quarters of all supermarket foods contain genetically modified ingredients.

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Proposed bill demands mandatory GMO labeling in R.I.

January 29, 2015 69 comments

Legislation introduced Jan. 15 would require genetically engineered products in Rhode Island to be clearly labeled “produced with genetic engineering.”

Newly inaugurated Gov. Gina Raimondo has inherited a hefty deficit that will likely continue to be a source of tension among state legislators. Her upcoming budget proposal will be the first test of her campaign promises.

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General Assembly, governor stare down structural deficit

January 21, 2015 0 comments

In the first month of Gov. Raimondo’s term, plans for statewide economic recovery dominate discussions in the General Assembly and Office of the Governor.

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Chafee forms Executive Climate Change Council

February 25, 2014 0 comments

The newly formed council is charged with coordinating state environmental initiatives and advising on how to combat the effects of climate change.

Chafee ‘75 P’14 P’17 announced that he will not run for re-election, ending his 27 years of government service in Rhode Island.

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After 27 years, Chafee ’75 changes course

September 12, 2013 0 comments

Chafee said he will prioritize local issues and policy for the remainder of his term.

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Chafee ’75 vetoes pro-life plates

September 10, 2013 0 comments

Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’17 said the license plates would violate separation of church and state

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Federal grant to fund state employment projects

September 10, 2013 0 comments

Until this month, the state failed to meet the grant’s application requirements on employment for 14 years.