Gayle Goldin http://ripr.org en Temporary Disability Insurance Program Passes in the Senate http://ripr.org/post/temporary-disability-insurance-program-passes-senate <p>A measure that would expand the state’s Temporary Disability Insurance program has passed the Senate and now heads to the House.&nbsp;&nbsp; The bill could change things for Rhode Island workers who need to take time off from work to care for a family member.</p><p></p><p>State senator Gayle Goldin from Providence sponsored the bill creating the Temporary Caregiver Insurance program.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:05:56 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17591 at http://ripr.org Temporary Disability Insurance Program Passes in the Senate RI May Step Back from Voter ID Law http://ripr.org/post/ri-may-step-back-voter-id-law <p>A controversial Voter ID bill that became law in 2011 could face changes at the General Assembly, including possible repeal. The passage of the law by a Democratic-controlled legislature attracted national attention.<br><br>Supporters of Voter ID call it a way to protect the integrity of voting. But critics say requiring voters to prove their identity reduces turnout by minorities and other groups that usually support Democrats.<br> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:04:58 +0000 Ian Donnis 11296 at http://ripr.org RI May Step Back from Voter ID Law