minorities http://ripr.org en RI to Increase State Workforce Diversity http://ripr.org/post/ri-increase-state-workforce-diversity <p>Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed an executive order aimed at increasing the number of minorities in the state workforce.&nbsp; It’s the fulfillment of a pledge he made in his “state of the state” speech back in January.&nbsp; Chafee said it’s important for the state workforce to reflect Rhode Island’s changing demographics.</p><p><em>“I think America always has just been evolving, and this is just another ramification, it’s nothing really new it’s just more people of color of other nationalities.”</em></p> Thu, 09 May 2013 20:19:48 +0000 Don Borman 14962 at http://ripr.org Controversial Voter ID law Facing Changes -- and Maybe Repeal http://ripr.org/post/controversial-voter-id-law-facing-changes-and-maybe-repeal <p>Rhode Island's controversial Voter ID law -- which attracted a <a href="http://www.newrepublic.com/article/politics/100429/rhode-island-voter-id-laws-hispanic#">a lot of attention</a> after it passed in 2011 -- could be headed for changes, including repeal.</p><p>A bill sponsored by Senator Gayle Goldin (D-Providence)&nbsp; <a href="http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText13/SenateText13/S0359.pdf">to repeal the law</a> is set to be discussed during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing later today.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:32:41 +0000 Ian Donnis 11138 at http://ripr.org