Aaron Regunberg

May is here, bringing sunshine (in theory) and a sharper read on state revenue. So thanks for stopping by. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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Providence Rep. Aaron Regunberg is taking a cue from protestors using money to oppose Trump policies. On Tuesday, Regunberg introduced a bill that would stop the State Investment Commission from financing companies offering to build President Trump’s border wall.  

The Patriots won a Super Bowl for the ages, the Red Sox are starting to stir in Florida, and the political beat continues to run hot here in the Ocean State. So thanks for stopping by. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week

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State representative Aaron Regunburg has been chairing a House committee on the use of solitary confinement in Rhode Island’s prisons. Solitary has been shown to damage mental health, and a high percentage of attempted suicides in prisons take place in solitary confinement. The question on the table: is this tool worth the cost to an inmate’s mental and physical health? 

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State lawmakers introduced legislation Tuesday that would give Rhode Islander workers access to paid sick leave. Supporters say more than 40 percent of the state’s workforce doesn’t currently have this benefit.

The proposed bill would allow workers to earn one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, for a total of seven days per year. The bill’s sponsor, Representative Aaron Regunberg, says the measure makes sense.

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More than 20 Democratic state lawmakers expressed support Thursday for a four-part plan -- dubbed the "Fair Shot Agenda" -- that they say will expand economic opportunities for middle-class Rhode Islanders.

State Rep. Gregg Amore (D-East Providence) introduced the proposal as a response to President-elect Donald Trump's win in November and "decades of economic policy that has continually tilted the scales toward the wealthy and large corporations."

The ice box of winter is here, and the holidays aren't far behind. Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

State Rep. Aaron Regunberg joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the anti-Trump movement in RI, Providence's fiscal challenges, the proposed expansion of the Achievement First charter school, and more.

State Rep. Aaron Regunberg joins Political Roundtable to discuss local steps to resist the Trump administration; forward motion in the I-195 District; and the outlook for a stronger House progressive caucus.

It's starting to feel like winter, but the political beat continues to run hot. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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Efforts are already underway to fight potential federal policies from a Donald Trump administration at the state level. 

Happy Weekend, and thanks for stopping by. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

State Rep. Aaron Regunberg (D-Providence) joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the House of Representatives, racial profiling, the Burrillville power plan proposal, and other issues.

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State Rep. Aaron Regunberg (D-Providence) joins Political Roundtable to discuss the outlook for progressives in the General Assembly after recent primary victories; Governor Raimondo's focus on education; and the latest settlement involving 38 Studios.

The Bottom Line: Should RI Tax Carbon Emissions?

Mar 11, 2016

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.

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