Executive Order


The Rhode Island Council of Churches is criticizing President Donald Trump’s executive order on religious freedom. The group of local faith leaders fears the order is an invitation for churches to become political.

Chuck Hinman

For the second weekend in a row, a large crowd gathered Sunday on the State House lawn in Providence to protest the administration of President Donald Trump. 

What Fate For RI Refugees?

Jan 26, 2017
John Bender / RIPR

President Donald Trump’s executive order to stop the flow of refugees into the country has some social service agencies worried in Rhode Island. 

RI to Increase State Workforce Diversity

May 9, 2013

Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed an executive order aimed at increasing the number of minorities in the state workforce.  It’s the fulfillment of a pledge he made in his “state of the state” speech back in January.  Chafee said it’s important for the state workforce to reflect Rhode Island’s changing demographics.

“I think America always has just been evolving, and this is just another ramification, it’s nothing really new it’s just more people of color of other nationalities.”