After two hours of debate, the Rhode Island House of Senate voted 25 – 12 in favor of RhodeWorks (Truck Tolls) on Thursday night at the Rhode Island State House.

After seven hours of debate, the Rhode Island House of Representatives voted 52 – 21 in favor of RhodeWorks (Truck Tolls) on Wednesday night at the Rhode Island State House.

Here’s how Aquidneck Island Senators voted;

  • Voted For – Senator Louis P. DiPalma (District 12, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Tiverton)
  • Voted For –  Senator M. Teresa Paiva Weed (District 13, Newport & Jamestown)
  • Voted Against – Senator John Pagliarini (District 11, Bristol, Portsmouth & Tiverton)

Here’s how the entire vote looked;

The bill has been sent to the governor for signature, and is expected to be signed into law tonight.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).

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