joseph mcnamara http://ripr.org en Calamari Becomes The Ocean State's Official Appetizer http://ripr.org/post/calamari-becomes-ocean-states-official-appetizer <p>Calamari is now Rhode Island’s official state appetizer. At the signing ceremony, Governor Lincoln Chaffee said this bill is an important way to support Rhode Island’s fishing industry, despite the pushback he got for it.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chafee said fishermen frequently told him, “We want our calamari bill!”</span></p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 14:31:40 +0000 Molly Malinowski 35938 at http://ripr.org Calamari Becomes The Ocean State's Official Appetizer General Assembly Races Through A Flurry Of Legislation As Session Draws To Close http://ripr.org/post/general-assembly-races-through-flurry-legislation-session-draws-close <p>The House and Senate passed scores of bills Wednesday as the General Assembly raced to finish its session. The measures moving forward include the repeal of the master lever.</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:00:54 +0000 Ian Donnis 35438 at http://ripr.org General Assembly Races Through A Flurry Of Legislation As Session Draws To Close House Committee to Investigate Failure to Win Pain Pump License http://ripr.org/post/house-committee-investigate-failure-win-pain-pump-license <p>A Rhode Island House committee aims to find out why a health care company failed to win a license to provide home pain management services in the state. Pentec withdrew its application, but the controversy continues.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:54:07 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 22820 at http://ripr.org House Committee to Investigate Failure to Win Pain Pump License 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 Another try for the "I'm sorry" bill for doctors http://ripr.org/post/another-try-im-sorry-bill-doctors <p>A bill that would protect doctors from legal action if they tell their patients they’re sorry has been filed once again in the General Assembly. The bill faces an uphill battle.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:42:20 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 10531 at http://ripr.org