Jorge Elorza’s Providence mayoral campaign has garnered an important endorsement from a leader of the city’s African-American community – State Sen. Harold Metts.
In what Metts said was a ``soul-searching’’ decision, Metts said, ``I have concluded that we need a mayor who can bring all neighborhoods together, with the leadership and vision to move beyond personal agendas and do what is best for our city. That is why I am supporting Jorge Elorza for mayor.’’
Most employers would be barred from asking job applicants about their criminal records under a bill introduced Wednesday in the General Assembly. Employers would still be able to run criminal background checks, they just wouldn't know about any criminal history based on the application. Backers of the bill are hoping the third attempt to get the bill passed will be successful.
RI braces for a record-making blizzard. Lawmakers are considering ways to help former convicts find jobs after release. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast. Plus the guest on this week's Political Roundtable is Senator Harold Metts.