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Five Questions With: Carol Hagan McEntee

Carol Hagan McEntee | D-South Kingstown, R.I. House of Representatives 1. What are the most pressing issues you face as chairwoman of the House...

Congress OKs $1.9T virus relief bill in win for Biden, Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Congress riven along party lines approved a landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Wednesday, as President Joe Biden and Democrats...

House OKs remote committee votes and limited proxy votes during pandemic

PROVIDENCE – The House has approved new rules for the 2021-2022 session that allow House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi to activate procedures that include...
RHODE ISLAND HOUSE DEMOCRATS have Rhode Island House of Representatives have elected a new leadership team. / PBN FILE PHOTO BY NICOLE DOTZENROD.

Rhode Island House Democrats round out leadership team

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Democrats in the Rhode Island House of Representatives have elected a new leadership team that includes two women in key posts. Rep. Katherine...

House expected to vote Wednesday on $12.7B state budget for fiscal...

PROVIDENCE – A budget nearly a year in the making and delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to be approved on Wednesday by...
SPEAKER-NOMINEE K. Joseph Shekarchi announced Tuesday a bipartisan House of Representatives task force to oversee the state's implementation of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. / COURTESY CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Shekarchi appoints bipartisan House task force for vaccine distribution

PROVIDENCE – R.I. House of Representatives Speaker-nominee K. Joseph Shekarchi, D-Warwick, announced Tuesday a bipartisan House task force to oversee the state's implementation of...

R.I. House Republicans pick leadership; Democrats to caucus

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Republicans in the state House of Representatives said Wednesday that they've unanimously re-elected Blake Filippi as Minority Leader and Michael Chippendale...

Measure to accelerate mobile sports betting moves to R.I. House

PROVIDENCE – A critical committee of the Rhode Island House of Representatives pushed forward Tuesday a measure that would allow sports bettors to register...

R.I. House Judiciary Committee passes bill for state name change on...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary voted unanimously on Tuesday for a bill that would put a question on November's...

R.I. Senate passes bill requiring insurers to cover telemedicine

PROVIDENCE – Legislation that requires permanent coverage of telemedicine visits by health insurance companies has been approved by the R.I. Senate. The measure, 2020-S 2525,...

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