Washington http://ripr.org en Supporters Of Recreational Marijuana To Make Their Case At Statehouse http://ripr.org/post/supporters-recreational-marijuana-make-their-case-statehouse <p>Supporters of legalizing the retail sale of marijuana to adults will make their case at the statehouse Tuesday.&nbsp; It’s not the first time lawmakers have attempted to decriminalize pot.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 12:43:59 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 34580 at http://ripr.org Supporters Of Recreational Marijuana To Make Their Case At Statehouse Sen. Reed Outlines Bill Lowering Cost Of Student Loan Debt http://ripr.org/post/sen-reed-outlines-bill-lowering-cost-student-loan-debt <p>On Capitol Hill, Sen. Jack Reed joined by Senators Al Franken and Elizabeth Warren outlined legislation Wednesday that curbs student loan debt.</p><p></p><p>The bill allows federal and private student loans to be refinanced at a lower rate with no refinancing fees. The interest on some loans can reach 14 percent. The bill lowers that to 3.86 percent. Reed said the bill is critical to the country’s future.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 18:22:52 +0000 Catherine Welch 33560 at http://ripr.org Sen. Reed Outlines Bill Lowering Cost Of Student Loan Debt Shutdown over, Cicilline gets down to what Congress does best http://ripr.org/post/shutdown-over-cicilline-gets-down-what-congress-does-best <p>There is one element of the U.S. Congress that &nbsp;government shutdowns, fiscal Thelma and Louise threats, and the endless disputes over Obamacare never seem to touch: the relentless search for campaign money by senators and representatives.</p><p>The latest Rhode Island example is 1<sup>st</sup> District Democratic Congressman David Cicilline. The ink was barely dry on the eleventh-hour deal that delayed the shutdown craziness for 90 days or so when Cicilline was on the Internet, begging for campaign money.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 18:51:49 +0000 Scott MacKay 23371 at http://ripr.org Providence to Seek Control of Arnold Building http://ripr.org/post/providence-seek-control-arnold-building <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city of Providence is seeking to take control of the vacant George C. Arnold building on Washington Street.</span></p><p>The three story structure has been vacant since a damaging fire in 2009 and has been placed on the Providence Preservation Society’s “top ten” list of endangered properties.</p><p>President of the Providence Preservation Society, Lucie Searle, says the current condition and vacancy should be a concern.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 18:13:19 +0000 Dylan Weisser 16464 at http://ripr.org Providence to Seek Control of Arnold Building