legislation http://ripr.org en Debrief: New Health Laws Address Addiction, Breast Cancer http://ripr.org/post/debrief-new-health-laws-address-addiction-breast-cancer <p>Another legislative session has wrapped up. Health care reporter Kristin Gourlay joins host Dave Fallon in the studio to talk about how health care fared on Smith Hill.</p><p>Here's a transcript of their discussion.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:21:30 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 35634 at http://ripr.org Several Veterans Bills Make It Through The RI General Assembly http://ripr.org/post/several-veterans-bills-make-it-through-ri-general-assembly <p>Several veteran-related bills made it through the General Assembly and are on their way to the governor’s desk. One of those bills gives disabled veterans waivers for classes at state colleges and universities.</p><p></p><p>Another bill lets honorably discharged veterans and National Guard reservists transfer skills they’ve learned during their service to fulfill requirements for trade apprenticeships.</p><p>Lawmakers also passed a resolution urging employers to give veterans who work for them time off on Veteran’s Day.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:16:45 +0000 Catherine Welch 35631 at http://ripr.org Several Veterans Bills Make It Through The RI General Assembly RI Bill Creates Boston Bruins License Plate http://ripr.org/post/ri-bill-creates-boston-bruins-license-plate <p>Legislation being reviewed Wednesday would allow Bruins fans to show their support on a license plate. The bill creates a special Boston Bruins license plate, similar to the plates for the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.</p><p>The plate would cost an extra $40 and half of that would go to Rhode Island charities. &nbsp;Sen. Maryellen Goodwin sponsored the bill.</p><p>Another piece of license plate legislation being reviewed Wednesday creates a plate for Eagle Scouts.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:03:10 +0000 Catherine Welch 30948 at http://ripr.org An Overview of Some of the Important Legisation Passed This Session http://ripr.org/post/overview-some-important-legisation-passed-session <p>The legislative session is drawing to a close. Before it ends; a look back at some of the key bills that have been passed.</p><p></p><p>Prospective employers will no longer be allowed to ask if an applicant has been convicted of a crime, under so called “ban the box” legislation approved by the General Assembly.&nbsp; The legislation applies to employers with at least four employees. It allows them to ask about a person’s criminal past only in the interview process and beyond.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:52:02 +0000 Flo Jonic 17714 at http://ripr.org An Overview of Some of the Important Legisation Passed This Session Tracking This Session's Health Legislation http://ripr.org/post/tracking-sessions-health-legislation <p>Dozens of bills have been introduced in the General Assembly this session that, if passed, could affect your health, your family's health, or the state's health care system.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 17:03:38 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 15654 at http://ripr.org