Gov. Gina Raimondo

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A coalition of social justice and immigrant rights’ groups are calling on state officials to protect undocumented immigrants in Rhode Island. This comes after executive orders by President Donald Trump called for a heightened focus on deportations.

The coalition sent letters to Gov. Gina Raimondo and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin.

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A coalition of social justice and immigrant rights’ groups are calling on state officials to protect undocumented immigrants in Rhode Island. This comes after executive orders by President Donald Trump called for a heightened focus on deportations.

The coalition sent letters to Gov. Gina Raimondo and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin.

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State Education Commissioner Ken Wagner used his annual address to make the case that education is making progress in Rhode Island. 

The American Health Care Act narrowly passed in the U.S. House Thursday. The bill had received only one vote more than the 216 required to move on to the Senate. The bill repeals most of former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Under Obamacare, Rhode Island was able to insure more than 100,000 residents through Medicaid expansion.

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A coalition of groups staged a Statehouse news conference Wednesday to call for modernizing local elections. The effort is organized by the good government organization Common Cause of Rhode Island.

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Gov. Gina Raimondo hosted a media conference call with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Thursday. It’s the latest move in Democrat Raimondo’s efforts to rally support for her plan to provide two years of free tuition at the state’s public institutions.

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Deloitte Consulting, the firm involved with the bungled rollout of the state's new system for administering human service benefits, will provide Rhode Island with a $27 million credit, Governor Gina Raimondo announced Thursday.

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Rhode Island’s total revenue is off the mark by $43 million, or a bit less than 2 percent, for the first nine months of fiscal 2017. 

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Gov. Gina Raimondo says thousands of new jobs have been added to Rhode Island’s clean energy sector.

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 The New England office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports Rhode Island had the highest unemployment rate in the region last year.

Updated opioid prescription regulations are in effect now as part of a statewide effort to cut overdose deaths by one- third over the next three years.

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Those reduced beach parking fees Rhode Island residents enjoyed last summer could make a comeback this season.

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Lawmakers are once again taking up the issue of paid sick leave for all workers in the private sector during a Senate Labor Committee hearing scheduled for Wednesday.

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The House Judiciary Committee is expected to hold a hearing on a bill that would allow driver’s licenses for the undocumented Tuesday.  

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Gov. Gina Raimondo is expected to testify before the Senate Finance Committee Thursday in support of her college tuition plan. The rare appearance comes after a cool response to the proposal from some state lawmakers, including House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello.

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