State Representative Frank Ferri (D-Warwick), one of three Democrats running for lieutenant governor, joined Political Roundtable this week discuss his campaign and other issues, including 38 Studios and the Democratic race for governor.
The House Judiciary Committee voted to approve what may be some of the only gun legislation this session.
The National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, is one of three federal databases that federally licensed gun sellers check before selling anyone a gun.
Right now the state does not submit any information to NICS. The bill voted on by the House Judiciary Committee would allow the state’s District Court to report to NICS anyone who has been deemed a danger to themselves or others after a mental health hearing.
The House Finance Committee is expected to vote this Thursday on a new state budget for the fiscal year beginning July first. The General Assembly traditionally makes significant revisions to the governor’s proposed spending plan.
First Lady Michelle Obama participated in a keel laying ceremony of a new submarine this afternoon at the Electric Boat's Quonset Point Facility in North Kingstown.
Less than a month ago, the U.S. Navy awarded $17.6 billion, its largest contract, to Electric Boat and its construction partner Newport News Shipbuilding, to build 10 new attack submarines for the fleet the Virginia class. The First Lady is the sponsor of the fleet's 13th submarine, the Illinois, named after the First Family's home state.
Sen. Jack Reed is calling on Congress to address the systemic challenges plaguing the VA healthcare system.
Reed made the statement just hours after Veterans Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned amid a growing cover up of long wait times for healthcare. Reed said the next secretary needs to start the job with a top to bottom review of what’s causing the backlog.