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The president of the Rhode Island Latino Political Action Committee, Joseph Molina Flynn, hailed the legislation as “the first of its kind in the country ... to provide continued employability and driver's licenses to DACA recipients, even those whose status has otherwise expired due to current federal policies.”.
The Rhode Island Board of Elections has budgeted a total of $2,620,856 for matching fund payments this year. ... Public matching funds are a good campaign finance measure that accomplishes two things: 1) limits money in politics and 2) reduces the time candidates spend raising money so they can ...

Mr. Nick Autiello is running for state senate in Providence as an alleged progressive Democrat, but is his party affiliation sincere or a mere ploy? The current Democratic – and centrist – incumbent, Mr. Paul Jabour, is rumored to be considering a run for Rhode Island Attorney General, and if this is the case, ...
At the same time, there's a political tint to the issue, considering how this is an election year in Rhode Island and how O'Rielly has faced criticism for partisan activity. Then again, the underlying story of the 911 diversion is another long-running situation -- Rhode Island's less-than-robust revenue stream.
Joseph Molina Flynn, President of the Rhode Island Latino Political Action Committee (RILPAC), said, “This is precisely the type of leadership that the Latinx community in Rhode Island has been clamoring for. We hope that legislators understand that passage of this bill will tell Rhode Island's DACA ...
"Some experts say Rhode Island ought to be the Saudi Arabia of wind power -- we've got that much wind power," he said on RIPR's Political Roundtable, repeating a line once used by former Gov. Don Carcieri. Asked how he'd he accomplish his goal, Brown said, "Well, there are a lot of ways to do it.

A Rhode Island lawmaker who introduced a bill that would ban outhouses in the state says he is withdrawing the legislation. Republican Rep. Justin Price said Wednesday he is pulling the measure ahead of a scheduled State house hearing. Price says the issue should be addressed by local municipalities ...
The editorial boards of The Courant and The Providence Journal traded blows earlier this year about which state is a worse place to do business and now Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has jumped into the fray. At an economic summit at Stanford University last week Raimondo described her state as ...
The analysis, conducted by Conventions, Sports & Leisure International of Plano, Texas, found that the Rhode Island Convention Center, the Dunkin' Donuts Center and the Veterans Memorial Auditorium ... The question today is: Do Rhode Island's political and civic leaders still possess those qualities?
Every Friday, GoLocalProv breaks down who is rising and who is falling in Rhode Island politics, business, and sports. Now, we are expanding the list, the political perspectives, and we are going to a GoLocal team approach while encouraging readers to suggest nominees for who is "HOT" and who is ...

Several states have been pushing to loosen restrictions to make it easier for kids to protect themselves from skin cancer. A similar measure stalled in Rhode Island last year. Democratic Rep. David Bennett, who's a nurse, said he's sponsoring the bill in Rhode Island because the dangers of sun exposure are well-known and ...
Higbie, 34, was named advocacy director Thursday of America First Priorities, a political action committee that uses the same tax exemption as “social welfare organizations” such as the NAACP to keep its donors ... Rhode Island's approval of same-sex marriage in 2013 further drew the ire of Higbie.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The story of a notorious Rhode Island mayor who was forced out of office twice is coming to the stage. Trinity Repertory Company in Providence has commissioned playwright George Brant to write the stage version of "The Prince of Providence," the book detailing Mayor Buddy ...
While Mattiello, D-Cranston, is cool to an assault-weapons ban, he says he is open to passage of other gun-control bills, including: legislation to raise the age to buy any firearm in Rhode Island from 18 to 21 and prohibit the use of the devices known as “bump stocks″ that, effectively, turn a semiautomatic ...
Five states -- Connecticut, California, Washington, Oregon and Indiana -- have taken similar action on potential red flags in recent years, but Rhode Island is the first to do so since the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, earlier this month. The policy does not give law enforcement new authority to ...
She said he's now an executive in the music industry in Tennessee and is no longer affiliated with Rhode Island politics. ... in the 38-member Senate, did not speak to reporters outside court and did not comment on whether he would resign, but his lawyer described the page as a political rival of Kettle's.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Guns and money, and Rhode Island politics redux. It's a story that came into focus again this past week after the horrific killing of 17 people inside a Florida high school by a 19-year-old with a semiautomatic AR-15 assault rifle. For years, the NRA Political Victory Fund PAC was one of ...
The unforeseen expenses of running state government come in many shapes and sizes — consultants, video cameras, greeting cards, a portrait of Lincoln Chafee — for which Rhode Island governors have a contingency fund. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The unforeseen expenses of running state government ...
TGIF: 20 Things To Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media ... This week offered further proof that Rhode Island politics is the gift that keeps giving, right? ... Brown's emergence is a bookend to Trillo's move, since each candidate threatens to siphon votes from a different side of the political spectrum, ...


 

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