Here’s a link to the audio for my Q+A with Robert Walsh, executive director of the National Education Association Rhode Island, on the lawsuit by a series of unions against the state’s 2011 pension overhaul.
PROVIDENCE, RI – A veteran Rhode Island state lawmaker says she will not seek re-election. State Senator Rhoda Perry is calling it quits after 22 years on the job. She leaves a legacy of commitment to liberal causes.
PROVIDENCE, RI – State officials in charge of implementing the president's health insurance law are reacting with a mixture of relief and happiness to the Supreme Court ruling upholding most of the Affordable Care Act.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Homeless advocates celebrated on the steps of the state capitol Wednesday afternoon as Gov. Lincoln Chafee ceremoniously signed a copy of the Homeless Bill of Rights.
With the wind blowing and music pumping, the homeless and their advocates gathered on the front steps of the capitol as the governor signed an enlarged copy of a bill that formally bans discriminating against the homeless.
PROVIDENCE, RI – The state Republican Party unveiled its latest batch of legislative challengers during a Statehouse news conference Monday. The GOP hopes to run as many as 50 candidates legislative seats.
The Republican candidates touched on many of the same themes. They say ruling General Assembly Democrats are hurting the state through too much spending and too many tax increases. GOP Chairman Mark Zaccaria says running fewer candidates than in the past is a deliberate strategy.