legislature http://ripr.org en Debrief: New Health Laws Address Addiction, Breast Cancer http://ripr.org/post/debrief-new-health-laws-address-addiction-breast-cancer <p>Another legislative session has wrapped up. Health care reporter Kristin Gourlay joins host Dave Fallon in the studio to talk about how health care fared on Smith Hill.</p><p>Here's a transcript of their discussion.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:21:30 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 35634 at http://ripr.org Legislative Gun Safety Task Force to Meet For the First Time http://ripr.org/post/legislative-gun-safety-task-force-meet-first-time <p>A legislative task force on gun safety is slated to hold its first meeting this afternoon Thursday at the Statehouse.</p><p></p><p>Assembling the gun safety task force was one of the few steps taken by the General Assembly in response to the school shooting last year in Newtown, Connecticut. But all the members weren&rsquo;t named until last month, shortly after media reports that the task force hadn&rsquo;t yet met.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:14:06 +0000 Ian Donnis 22640 at http://ripr.org Miller: full agenda for state senate health committee http://ripr.org/post/miller-full-agenda-state-senate-health-committee <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) State Sen. Josh Miller has been named chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The senator representing Cranston and Providence is anticipating a full agenda for health-related legislation.</p><p>Josh Miller takes the helm of the health and human services committee from former chairwoman Rhoda Perry, who didn’t run for reelection. As the new chair, Miller will wield influence over the senate’s health legislation agenda. He says he hopes to consider, in particular, legislation to address disparities in hospital payments.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 19:23:34 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 7125 at http://ripr.org