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Five Questions With Harold M. Metts

1. What would the Fair Chance bill you sponsored – which would create more opportunity for convicted felons to find employment on their release...

R.I. Senate passes bill requiring coverage of colorectal screening

PROVIDENCE – Legislation requiring insurers to provide full coverage for colorectal cancer screening passed the R.I. Senate on Thursday, and is now bound for...

Junkin hired as R.I. chief investment officer

PROVIDENCE – Andrew Junkin, a chartered financial analyst, has been hired as the state’s chief investment officer, effective June 22, the R.I. General Treasurer...

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,...

Lombardi bill would allow R.I. senators proxy vote during state of...

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Frank Lombardi, D-Cranston, has introduced legislation that would allow state senators the right to request permission to vote by proxy during...

R.I. House passes bill banning manufacture, sale of ‘ghost guns,’ untraceable...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House of Representatives passed legislation by Rep. Patricia Serpa, D-West Warwick, that effectively outlaws 3D-printed guns or other undetectable firearms. The...

Senate again approves bill to prohibit housing discrimination by income source

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate has approved a bill that would prohibit landlords from using a lawful source of income as a basis for...
Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio

Statewide plastic bag ban bill filed in R.I. Senate

PROVIDENCE – The statewide ban on single-use plastic bags is back before the legislature   under a new bill filed in the R.I. Senate on...
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY has passed a $10 billion budget for fiscal year 2020. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

R.I. General Assembly passes $10B FY2020 budget

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate voted to approve a $10 billion fiscal year 2020 state budget late Thursday evening in a 30-8 vote. The...

Five Questions With: Dawn Euer

Sen. Dawn Euer, D-Newport, is the sponsor of legislation that recently moved through the Senate, which would require real estate disclosures of home energy...

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