Ruggerio new Senate president; McCaffrey elected majority leader

STATE SEN. Dominick J. Ruggerio, D-North Providence, was unanimously elected on Thursday to serve as Senate president. He replaces Sen. M. Teresa Paiva Weed, D-Newport, who resigned from the leadership post to take a job with a hospital association. / COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY
STATE SEN. Dominick J. Ruggerio, D-North Providence, was unanimously elected on Thursday to serve as Senate president. He replaces Sen. M. Teresa Paiva Weed, D-Newport, who resigned from the leadership post to take a job with a hospital association. / COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY
PROVIDENCE – The Senate on Thursday unanimously elected North Providence Democrat Dominick J. Ruggerio as its president, a day after Sen. M. Teresa Paiva Weed, D-Newport, resigned from the leadership post to take a job with a hospital association. Sen. Michael J. McCaffrey was chosen to serve as the new Senate majority leader, a post…

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