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$5.4 million in aid issued to Rhode Island to combat COVID-19

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$5.4 million in aid issued to Rhode Island to combat COVID-19

March 12, 2020 0 comments

In an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Rhode Island is receiving $4.9 million in supplemental aid as part of an $8.3 billion spending package issued by the Trump Administration, which comes in addition to a $500,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Rhode Island aims to avoid polling station issues for 2020

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Rhode Island aims to avoid polling station issues for 2020

March 2, 2020 0 comments

After the 2016 Rhode Island presidential primary left some voters confused about which polling locations were open, the location and number of polling stations for this April’s primary remain in question.

Brown Policy Lab’s year-long event series hosted Christopher Robertson, a law professor at the University of Arizona. Robertson discussed the idea of ‘moral hazard’ in health insurance at the event.

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University of Arizona professor challenges health insurance cost sharing

February 21, 2020 0 comments

Yesterday, Brown students and professors gathered to hear Christopher Robertson, a law professor at the University of Arizona, argue against the use of cost sharing in health insurance, which includes copays, coinsurance and deductibles.

Rhode Island Foundation unveils 10-year plan to address healthcare inequity

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Rhode Island Foundation unveils 10-year plan to address healthcare inequity

February 11, 2020 0 comments

Last month, the Rhode Island Foundation  — the largest philanthropic organization in Rhode Island —  revealed their ambitious 10-year vision to close the health disparity gap and make Rhode Island “the healthiest state in the nation,” according to President and CEO Neil Steinberg ’75.

R.I. executive order calls for renewable energy to fuel electricity by 2030

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R.I. executive order calls for renewable energy to fuel electricity by 2030

February 6, 2020 0 comments

In an ambitious and controversial move, Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order Jan. 17 to meet 100 percent of the state’s electricity demand with renewable energy by 2030.

New video campaign aims to reduce youth opioid abuse

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New video campaign aims to reduce youth opioid abuse

January 29, 2020 0 comments

In collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Health, tobacco control organization Truth Initiative released an educational campaign aiming to inform young people of the severity of opioid addiction within the Ocean State.

Over 60 percent of U.S. citizens opposed the proposal for D.C. statehood, but almost 80 percent of D.C. residents voted in favor of statehood in a 2016 referendum.

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51 for 51 rep talks D.C. statehood

November 22, 2019 0 comments

Members of the American Civil Liberties Union, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, League of Women Voters and more gathered to hear arguments in favor of making Washington D.C. the 51st state from D.C. Statehood Coalition member Elinor Hart Wednesday.