Politics

The Rhode Island 2023 Fiscal Year Budget (Video Analysis Forthcoming)

by January 20, 2022

Governor McKee to Propose More Than $150 Million To Combat Climate Change in FY2023 Budget

Governor McKee Heralds The Creation Of An “Environmental Justice Committee” In addition, the Governor is directing the Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council (EC4) to create an environmental justice committee which will solely focus on the issues that have impacted the most vulnerable residents for decades. This comes as the Governor[Read More…]

by January 20, 2022

RIGOP TO NERONHA: HOLD THE REAPPORTIONMENT COMMISSION ACCOUNTABLE

Today, Sue Cienki, Chairwoman of the R.I. Republican party, filed an open meetings complaint against the Reapportionment Commission for their flagrant disregard of the Open Meeting law. There is no doubt that the Reapportionment Commission failed to follow the law. The only question left is whether Attorney General Peter Neronha[Read More…]

by January 19, 2022

A STATEMENT FROM THE KENNEDY PLAZA RESILIENCY COALITION ON PUBLIC HEARINGS

The Kennedy Plaza Resilience Coalition, formed by community stakeholders Conservation Law Foundation, Providence Preservation Society, Rhode Island Transit Riders, and SPNA: The South Providence Neighborhood Association, issued the following letter to Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee: Dear Governor McKee, Director Alviti, Mayor Elorza, and Scott Avedisian,  As changes are being[Read More…]

by January 17, 2022

Providence Residents Urged to Exercise Caution Ahead of Frigid Conditions

  Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Clara Decerbo are warning residents to take precautions as low temperatures and low and chills are forecasted for Monday evening through Wednesday. Prolonged exposure to extreme cold weather can cause hypothermia and frostbite. PEMA is urging residents to[Read More…]

by January 10, 2022

Gubernatorial Candidate Magaziner Unveils Plan for Economic Development and Supporting Small Businesses

From The Seth Magaziner Governor Campaign: Today General Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Seth Magaziner unveiled his plan for economic development in Rhode Island, which includes supporting small businesses, attracting new, innovative industries, improving the business climate, and strengthening workforce training. “With the right leadership and priorities, Rhode Island can once[Read More…]

by January 10, 2022

Gubernatorial Candidate Rianna Reacts To Rhode Island DOH Willingness To Hire Covid Positive Medical Workers

From Paul Rianna, Jr. Candidate For Governor: The hypocrisy of the Rhode Island Department of Health, and Governor Dan McKee, is disgusting on ALL levels. We watched as they ripped healthy and certified professionals out of the workforce because of their sincerely held religious beliefs, or moral conscious not to[Read More…]

by January 1, 2022

Updates From Human Rights Watch! Hong Kong & Bahrain 12/13/21

  Hong Kong: Quash Convictions for Peaceful Expression Publisher Jimmy Lai, Tiananmen Vigil Organizers Sentenced for ‘Incitement’ A Hong Kong court on December 13, 2021, sentenced seven prominent pro-democracy figures, including Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai and former legislator Lee Cheuk-yan, to prison from four-and-a-half months to 14 months. The court found them guilty[Read More…]

by December 14, 2021

Rhode Island Governor McKee Issues Statement On The Discovery Of Omicron Variant In Rhode Island

Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced that Rhode Island’s first case of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant (variant B.1.1.529) has been identified. The case was identified through the ongoing genomic surveillance program coordinated by RIDOH’s State Health Laboratories. As the Governor shared[Read More…]

by December 11, 2021

Magaziner Ties McKee To Campaign $$ From Notorious Sackler-Opioid Pill Pushers – Decries Failure Of Most Opponents To Take The People’s Pledge

Gubernatorial candidate Seth Magaziner today released an update on the status of his call for a People’s Pledge to keep independent expenditures out of the 2022 Democratic primary. On November 17, 2021, Magaziner sent a letter to his opponents calling on them to meet and formalize the terms of a[Read More…]

by November 30, 2021