Politics

Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos & Rhode Island Blue Star Moms Announced The 19th Annual Operation Holiday Cheer!

    From The Office Of Rhode Island Lieutaant Governor Sabina Matos: Today, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos was joined by Governor Dan McKee, Senator Jack Reed, Major General Christopher Callahan, Rhode Island Blue Star Moms, elected officials, military leaders, and business leaders to announce the 19th Annual Operation Holiday Cheer.[Read More…]

by October 13, 2021

McKee Administration Releases Supplemental Budget For First Stage ARPA Expenditures

Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee released the long awaited, as it turned out, first stage of the State of Rhode Islands expenditure of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)  funds received from the Federal Government. Covering 10% of the 1.1 billion dollars allocated to Rhode Island, (while the Rhode Island General[Read More…]

by October 7, 2021

Councilwomen Aniece Germain & Nirva LaFortune Call On President Biden: End The Cruel Treatment Of The Haitian People

    Councilwomen Aniece Germain and Nirva LaFortune, in collaboration with the Hope and Change for Haiti- HnC, the Haitian American Partnership for Positive Action HAPPA-RI, along with many others Haitian leaders in Rhode Island hosted a press conference to call on the administration and Congress to take appropriate measures[Read More…]

by October 4, 2021

Keith Stokes, Architect Of 38 Studios Debacle Appointed By Providence Mayor Elorza To Serve As Business & Development Director

  As Head Of The Economic Development Corporation, The Predecessor to The Rhode Island Commerce Corp, Stokes Oversaw The Negotiations That Led To A Statewide Investment In The Doomed Gaming Company 38 Studios From A September 2013 Article Published In Newport This Week “Rhode Island Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein[Read More…]

by September 29, 2021

Mayor Elorza Announces 9 Organizations Selected to Provide Year-Round Youth Jobs As Part Of Anti-Violence Investments

Investments in programming will provide professional development and mentorship opportunities for Providence youth Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune (Ward 3), and the City’s Office of Economic Opportunity today announced that nine providers have been selected to provide year-long youth jobs as part of the City’s expansion of the[Read More…]

by September 28, 2021

Flash! RI Democratic Women’s Caucus Endorses Geena Pham for District 3 Special Election

In the most hotly contested local election in Rhode Island this year, the race to replace Washington Bound Senator Gayle Goldin has just caught fire. The Rhode Island Democratic Women’s Caucus, arguably one of the most important influences in the New World of Democratic politics, has officially weighed in, endorsing[Read More…]

by September 22, 2021

EOHHS Determines Eleanor Slater Hospital Can Bill Medicaid for Previous Services

The Rhode Island Executive Office of Health & Human Services (EOHHS) has determined that Eleanor Slater Hospital can bill Medicaid for services rendered from April 1, 2020 to May 1, 2021. At question was whether the hospital is considered an IMD – an Institution for Mental Disease. Facilities are determined[Read More…]

by September 8, 2021

Home Care Providers Project Mass Discharge of Patients by October 1

  Hundreds of Home Care Workers Submit Resignations in Response to COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate Rhode Island’s home care providers are anticipating a dramatic reduction in available workers as a result of 216-RICR-20-15-8. This emergency state regulation enacted on August 17, 2021 requires all licensed healthcare workers and providers be vaccinated[Read More…]

by August 31, 2021

Governor McKee Chief of Staff Silva Resigns! Breaking!

Governor Dan McKee issued the following statement on the retirement of Chief of Staff Tony Silva. “Tony and I reached a mutual agreement that it is in the best interest of the Administration for him to retire from State government effective immediately. I thank Tony for his many years of[Read More…]

by August 30, 2021

Rhode Island Governor McKee Responds to US Supreme Court Ruling Terminating Biden/CDC Imposed Eviction Moratorium

    “We are disappointed in the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court and ask Congress to act to reinstate protections for renters facing eviction here in Rhode Island and across the United States. As we explore all available options to keep Rhode Islanders in their homes, we urge those[Read More…]

by August 27, 2021