rhode island general assembly http://ripr.org en New Grants Available For Farming And Fishing http://ripr.org/post/new-grants-available-farming-and-fishing <p>Small and beginning farmers and fishermen have until April 1 to apply for new grant money available to help them grow and promote their businesses.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>The governor’s office and the Department of Environmental Management announced a <a href="http://www.rifoodcouncil.org/lasaFAQ">new program </a>with more than $200,000 in grants to make the state’s local food system stronger. The grant program was established by the <a href="http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE2/2-25/INDEX.HTM">Local Agriculture and Seafood Act</a> (LASA) of 2012.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:34:45 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 29426 at http://ripr.org New Grants Available For Farming And Fishing Political Roundtable: Fox on Sakonnet River Tolls, 38 Studios, and Same-Sex Marriage http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-fox-sakonnet-river-tolls-38-studios-and-same-sex-marriage <p>Same sex marriage. Tolling the Sakonnet River Bridge. The 38 Studios taxpayer bailout. Those are some of the topics we touch on this morning. Our regular host, Ian Donnis, is out, Rhode Island Public Radio’s Flo Jonic is filling it.</p><p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:37:21 +0000 Flo Jonic 18685 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Fox on Sakonnet River Tolls, 38 Studios, and Same-Sex Marriage Recap: Most Significant Health Legislation this Session http://ripr.org/post/recap-most-significant-health-legislation-session <p>The 2013 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly has officially,finally, wrapped up. With that, we turn to Rhode Island Public Radio’s health care reporter Kristin Gourlay for a recap of some of the most significant health legislation to pass and not pass&nbsp; and how it might affect you.</p><p><strong>DAVE</strong>: So much happening in health care now in Rhode Island and nationally – from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to rising health care prices. Did legislators tackle any of these big issues this session?</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 18065 at http://ripr.org Recap: Most Significant Health Legislation this Session Assembly OKs Miller's Health Care Reform Bill http://ripr.org/post/assembly-oks-millers-health-care-reform-bill <p>What? More health care reform? Isn't the federal government spearheading that? Well, yes, but states are engaged in their own reforms, and Rhode Island's got a particularly big appetite for it.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 18:09:35 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17844 at http://ripr.org Assembly OKs Miller's Health Care Reform Bill