Topic: State House

On Friday, about 600 protesters marched through Providence to assemble in front of the State House as part of a national day of climate action.

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Sunrise Movement occupies State House, rallies for climate justice

December 7, 2019 0 comments

Fourteen climate activists were arrested last night, including at least 10 University students, after occupying the Rhode Island State House rotunda for nearly five hours to call on Gov. Gina Raimondo to sign a No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge. The activists were released later that night.

While 10 of the bills discussed Tuesday are generally backed by advocates for gun control, the Senate Judiciary Committee also heard testimony on a bill supported by NRA members, which would legalize the possession of tasers.

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Gun control, reform bills debated in R.I. Senate

April 3, 2019 6 comments

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard impassioned testimony from supporters and critics of gun reform Tuesday, as the committee considered 11 bills addressing gun safety and access in the state.

R.I. Secretary of State champions early voting

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R.I. Secretary of State champions early voting

March 13, 2019 0 comments

Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea has proposed a system for early voting in the Ocean State.

Groups advocate for women’s economic justice

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Groups advocate for women’s economic justice

March 8, 2019 0 comments

A coalition of advocacy groups gathered Wednesday at the Women’s Economic Justice Day conference to present their platform, which supports multiple bills that would help working women in Rhode Island. Guest speakers at the conference included women workers, advocates and the legislators sponsoring these bills.

Four hours of debate preceded the Rhode Island House of Representative’s vote on legislation to keep abortion legal in Rhode Island.  The bill, sponsored by Rep. Anastasia Williams, D-Providence, passed without amendments.

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R.I. House votes to protect abortion rights

March 8, 2019 1 comment

The Rhode Island House of Representatives passed legislation to keep abortion legal in the state Thursday night.

Lieutenant governor hopeful Aaron Regunberg ’12 supports single-payer health care and codifying abortion rights into Rhode Island law. During his time at Brown, he founded the Providence Student Union.

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Primary for lieutenant governor highlights health care, campaign finances

September 10, 2018 0 comments

Though Rhode Island has a history of skepticism when it comes to the utility of a lieutenant governor, candidates vying for the office in Wednesday’s primary say they can do a lot to help Rhode Island.

State to consider raising minimum wage

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State to consider raising minimum wage

March 15, 2018 0 comments

On March 14, a fight was taking place at the Rhode Island State House — the fight for higher pay. The State Senate Committee on Labor heard four bills yesterday intended to raise the minimum wage.

The United Health Infrastructure Project obstructed many residents from receiving their benefits. The discussion also highlighted the state’s poor timeliness rate for the processing of food stamp applications.

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Committee on Oversight reviews lawsuits about insurance, food stamps

February 9, 2018 0 comments

Over a year after the faulty implementation of the United Health Infrastructure Project, the R.I. House Committee on Oversight is still finding a way forward.

Bill restricting sex offenders in homeless shelters passes Rhode Island House, Senate

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Bill restricting sex offenders in homeless shelters passes Rhode Island House, Senate

October 5, 2017 2 comments

A bill that would cap the proportion of registered sex offenders in homeless shelter beds at 10 percent for shelters passed in the Rhode Island State House.

Onna Moniz-John’s mobile museum showcases artifacts of black history collected over nearly 40 years and draws attention to modern injustices.

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Mobile museum of black history stops at State House

November 16, 2016 0 comments

East Providence resident Onna Moniz-John kicked off a seven-stop tour of her exhibit, “Mobile Museum of Black Artifacts,” at the R.I. State House Nov. 10.