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Stacey Mink / Courtesy of Working Families Organization

Dozens of protestors gathered in downtown Providence yesterday to greet U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan. Ryan, a Republican, was in the heavily Democratic state to meet with supporters and attend private events.

Courtesy RI Department of Human Services

  Rhode Island’s new online portal for programs like Medicaid and food stamps is set to go live mid-September. The new system will streamline the process for people seeking services. It could also impact some DHS employees.

Searching for waste and fraud in government would seem to be a win-win for a governor. Yet Lincoln Chafee has received the brunt of a critical backlash by declining to make public Ken Block's report on that subject. In an effort to explain himself, Chafee has released this statement: