state of the union http://ripr.org en Rhode Islanders Head To Washington For The President's State Of The Union Address http://ripr.org/post/rhode-islanders-head-washington-presidents-state-union-address <p>Four Rhode Islanders are joining the congressional delegation for tonight’s State of the Union Address.</p><p></p><p>Rhode Island’s senior Sen. Jack Reed’s guest will be Anne Nolan, president of the non-profit homeless agency Crossroads RI. Sen.</p><p>Sheldon Whitehouse is bringing businessman Scott DePasquale, the CEO of Utilidata, a company that moved to Rhode Island from Washington state two years ago.</p><p>Over in the House, Congressman Jim Langevin’s guest is Davide Dukcevich of Daniele Foods, a Burrillville company specializing in gourmet Italian meats.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:28:05 +0000 Catherine Welch 28269 at http://ripr.org Class notes: education and the state of the union http://ripr.org/post/class-notes-education-and-state-union <p></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:21:44 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 10411 at http://ripr.org Class notes: education and the state of the union What it meant: health care in the State of the Union http://ripr.org/post/what-it-meant-health-care-state-union <p>In last night's <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/02/12/remarks-president-state-union-address">State of the Union address</a>, President Barack Obama mentioned health care five times (by my count). One, later in the address, referred to making sure military veterans get the mental health care they need. The other mentions had to do with Medicare: as the nation ages, it's the biggest contributor to our nation's deficit.</p><p>Here's what he said:</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:10:57 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 10266 at http://ripr.org