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Spotlight on the Statehouse: Nov. 12, 2015

Rhode Island government gets low grade for integrity The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that seeks to use investigative journalism to expose abuses of power, gave Rhode Island a “D+” in its 2015 State Integrity Investigation. But despite the low mark, the Ocean ...

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Spotlight on the Statehouse: Nov. 5, 2015

Murals celebrate color, cleanliness On Kinsley Street in Providence, students of the MET — a network of six small public high schools in Providence and Newport — are painting storm drains to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining the cleanliness of the Woonasquatucket River into which ...

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Spotlight on the Statehouse: Oct. 28, 2015

Running back to Rhode Island Former Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’17 dropped out of the race to become the Democratic nominee for president of the United States Friday. Chafee ran on a platform focused on foreign policy, touting his vote against the Iraq War and his experience on the Senate Foreign ...

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B.U.S. deploys new technology

The Brown University Shuttle system equipped its vehicles in July with technology from TransLoc, a public transportation technology company. Since then, the buses have featured accurate real-time tracking and have begun collecting data about when riders board and depart the buses. Not enough data has ...

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Spotlight on the Statehouse: Sept. 24, 2015

Stuck at home plate, for now The proposal to build a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox baseball team on I-195 land in Providence is officially dead. “This particular parcel of land had a series of challenges that we weren’t going to get through, and it was time to move on,” Gov. Gina Raimondo ...

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Rhode Island begins operating under new budget

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. The $8.7 billion budget embraces many of Gov. Gina Raimondo’s suggested steps for improving the state’s economic ...

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Spotlight on the Statehouse: April 7, 2015

Technicians reach settlement with RISD After a five-day strike led by Rhode Island School of Design technicians that began Thursday, RISD administrators and President of the RISD Technical Association Tucker Houlihan reached an agreement Monday that includes a stipulation maintaining the tech workers’ ...

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Spotlight on the Statehouse: March 5, 2015

Alum tapped as DOH director Nicole Alexander-Scott MPH’11, assistant professor of pediatrics and medicine at the Alpert Medical School, was nominated Tuesday by Gov. Gina Raimondo to serve as the next director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, multiple news outlets reported. Her nomination ...

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Spotlight on the Statehouse: February 5, 2015

New Year, new session, new ideas With the General Assembly session in full swing, representatives are submitting new bills every day. It is the third or fourth time that some bills — such as one proposal to offer tax credits on student loan payments — are being introduced for consideration. Diverse ...

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Raimondo taps Roberts ’78 for cabinet position

Rhode Island Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts ’78 was nominated as Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Governor-elect Gina Raimondo announced at a Dec. 7 press conference. The appointment is pending confirmation from the General Assembly in January. “The lieutenant governor’s ...

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