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Simmons, Taveras meet to discuss payments

Mayor Angel Taveras met with President Ruth Simmons yesterday afternoon to discuss the possibility of the University increasing its annual contributions to the city. Taveras' administration wants Brown to double its annual $4 million contribution. At a press conference yesterday, he said he feels optimistic ...


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Taveras declares Providence 'in peril'

Mayor Angel Taveras stressed the importance of making sacrifices as the city faces the looming threat of bankruptcy during his annual State of the City address last night. In an unprecedented gesture, Gov. Lincoln Chafee '75 P'14 attended the speech, standing behind Taveras as he spoke.


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At celebration, state leaders discuss R.I. black history

As legislators and local community leaders gathered at the State House for the third annual Joint Legislative Black History Month Heritage Celebration, Corey Walker, associate professor and chair of the department of Africana Studies, distilled the spirit of the night to a single question: "Is America ...


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Legislation spotlights domestic abuse

Harvard junior Nicholas Alahverdian is not your typical lobbyist. Lobbyists often have long-standing connections with lawmakers and years of experience working in legislative corridors to advance their agendas. But beginning as a teenager, Alahverdian, who is now 24, saw lobbying as a necessity.


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R.I. budget proposal targets eateries

A week after Gov. Lincoln Chafee '75 P'14 released his budget proposal to the General Assembly, Rhode Island residents are expressing their distress over its proposed tax increases, which Chafee himself called "controversial" during his annual State of the State address to legislators last week.


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Bill would allow wine, beer at farmer's markets

New legislation in the Rhode Island House of Representatives may allow local wineries and breweries to sell their products at farmer's   markets in Rhode Island. Currently, these companies are required to go through a distributor in order to sell wine and beer at the markets. 


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MBTA cuts would limit student access to Boston

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority may eliminate commuter rail service weekdays after 10 p.m. and weekends, according to proposals released last month by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board Finance Committee. These changes, which would affect students who travel between ...


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Rep. proposes ban on smoking in public spaces

In 2005, smokers received some bad news — Rhode Island had joined a number of other states in banning smoking inside bars and enclosed workspaces. Now, state Rep. Richard Morrison, D-Bristol, wants to take that law a step further and make it illegal to smoke in any outdoor public establishment. ...


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R.I. General Assembly redraws voting lines

The Rhode Island General Assembly approved a bill last night that would redraw the boundaries of the voting districts for elections to Congress and the General Assembly following an estimated 4,000-person population increase in the state over the past decade. Redistricting happens every ten years to ...


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Commission addresses higher ed affordability

In a series of public hearings held across the state last month, members of a special commission of the Rhode Island House of Representatives explored the lack of affordability and accessibility plaguing the state's public higher education system.





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