Doreen Costa http://ripr.org en Where are the women in Mattiello leadership choices? http://ripr.org/post/where-are-women-mattiello-leadership-choices <p>Nick Mattiello has only been House Speaker for two days. So it may not be fair to criticize his committee and leadership choices; he had to throw together his team very quickly.</p><p>But it hasn’t escaped notice that Mattiello’s new team has given women lawmakers short shrift.</p><p>The new speaker has named three committee chairs: Ray Gallison, D-Bristol, takes over the House Finance Committee; Cale Keable, D-Burrillville, assumes control of the Judiciary Committee; and Robert Craven, D-North Kingstown becomes the new chairman of the Municipal Affairs Committee.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:39:51 +0000 Scott MacKay 31192 at http://ripr.org Republicans Push Back on Gun Control Proposal http://ripr.org/post/republicans-push-back-gun-control-proposal <p></p><p>Republican lawmakers are taking aim at a package of gun control bills proposed Tuesday by Governor Lincoln Chafee and legislative leaders.</p><p>Among other things, the new laws would ban the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons and high capacity magazines.&nbsp; State Representative Doreen Costa of North Kingstown questions the constitutionality of the bills.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:30:20 +0000 Flo Jonic 13400 at http://ripr.org Republicans Push Back on Gun Control Proposal