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February 18, 2018

City & Government

Senator Euer co-sponsors bill that would ban high-capacity magazines

With the cosponsorship of several Senate leaders, Sen. Gayle Goldin has introduced legislation banning high-capacity magazines, meant to prevent mass shootings like the one yesterday that left 17 dead at a Parkland, Fla., high school. The bill is being co-sponsored by Senator Euer (D-Dist. 13, Newport, Middletown) several other senators. The legislation (2018-S 2319) would ban

Paiva Weed files campaign finance report (Updated)

This story was originally published at 13:52 on February 12th, it has been updated (where indicated). Former state Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed filed her campaign finance report Sunday evening, several hours after WhatsUpNewp reported that her campaign had not met the Jan. 31 deadline to file for the last quarter of 2017. The Board

Representative Ruggiero, Senator DiPalma among legislators honored for their sponsorship of legislation to protect children

 Sen. Louis P. DiPalma, Rep. Deborah Ruggiero, Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne, Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee and Rep. Jason Knight were honored this week by the Rhode Island Coalition for Children and Families for their sponsorship of legislation to protect children. The coalition honored the legislators for their advocacy of measures to protect children by instituting

Attorney General Kilmartin to Department of Labor: Let workers keep tips they have earned

Joining a coalition of 17 Attorneys General, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin filed an opposition to the U.S. Department of Labor proposal to rescind a rule that allows all employees to keep the tips they have earned. The rule issued in 2011 clarified that consistent with long-established cultural and legal understanding, gratuities are the sole

Representative Carson’s ‘talking bus bill’ to be heard at State House on February 6th

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Lauren H. Carson to prohibit the operation of the safe turn alert system on “talking” RIPTA buses in residential neighborhoods will have a hearing tomorrow before the House Corporations Committee. The hearing is scheduled tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the rise of the House session (around 4:30 p.m.) in Room 203 on the second floor of the

Update: Newport City Council cancels Executive Session meeting where future of Armory, other public properties was to be discussed

For the second week in a row, Newport City Council was scheduled to convene in Executive Session to discuss the acquisition or lease of the Armory on Lower Thames Street and two other city-owned properties. Update: 7:58 am 1/31/18 Laura Swistak from City Administration notified the Secretary of State’s Office at 4:11 pm on Tuesday, January

Terri Cortvriend, Portsmouth School Committee Chair, announces run for Rhode Island House District 72 (Portsmouth, Middletown)

Terri Cortvriend, Chair of the Portsmouth School Committee, announced today that she is running as a Democrat in the 2018 elections to represent Rhode Island House District 72. District 72 includes portions of Middletown and Portsmouth, Kenneth Mendonca (R) currently represents District 72. “I will bring your voice to the State House to help make

Budget proposal includes Ruggiero’s bill to extend DCYF care to foster children until age 21

Rep. Deborah Ruggiero’s proposal to allow children in foster care to continue receiving state services until age 21 has been included in the budget proposal submitted last week by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. The proposal (2018-H 7110), which Representative Ruggiero has introduced this year and last, would allow young people who are in the care

Lottery for dinghy, kayak rack spaces at King Park and Willow Street opens on February 1st

The Newport Harbormaster Office will be accepting applications for dinghy/kayak rack spaces at the King Park Rack and the Willow Street Rack beginning on February 1, 2018 –February 28, 2018. The applications will be available online at www.newportharbormaster.com . They will also be available at the Harbormaster Office, 39 Americas Cup Avenue. The lottery is open to

Rogers High School

Public Tour of Rogers High School Scheduled

A public tour of Rogers High School is scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. to see firsthand the condition of the facility. Buildings in every district in the state get a failing grade in Rhode Island’s first-ever statewide, independent study of public school facilities. The Rhode Island Department of Education’s 2017 State

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