Topic: General Assembly

Number of women in statewide, national races up since 2016

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Number of women in statewide, national races up since 2016

March 11, 2018 0 comments

More women are running for office in the Rhode Island General Assembly in this election cycle than previously, according to Rhode Island Public Radio.


Bill calls for amending R.I. constitution

March 17, 2014 0 comments

The Rhode Island Senate approved two bills March 12 proposing to call the first constitutional convention the state has seen in 30 years.


Task force proposes gun reform legislation

March 4, 2014 0 comments

If the legislation is passed, it would enable the state to submit mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.


Legislation introduced to protect children online

February 4, 2014 2 comments

Attorney General’s bill re-classifies the sending of explicit online material to minors as a felony


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

The state repealed the sales tax to prevent Rhode Island’s liquor stores from losing business to Massachussets’ lower liquor prices.


R.I. to eliminate sales tax on wine and liquor

September 5, 2013 0 comments

The state will raise the excise tax on alcohol, affecting wholesalers and liquor store owners.


Committee to vote on same-sex marriage

April 23, 2013 0 comments

The R.I. Senate Judiciary Committee’s decision will determine whether the bill goes to a Senate vote.


Bill could finance child care assistance

April 23, 2013 0 comments

R.I. Works is intended to help single parents who are attempting to acquire new job skills.


R.I. gun legislation targets unlawful ownership, assault weapons

April 16, 2013 3 comments

The bills include proposals for a task force to ensure the state meets national background check standards.

The General Assembly originally received an F grade which was changed to a D after Assembly staff members corrected a mistake in the evaluation.


R.I. General Assembly receives poor marks on transparency

April 4, 2013 0 comments

A nonprofit group gave the legislature a ‘D’ grade, citing the difficulty of finding legislative data.