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House Republicans elect Filippi, Chippendale as new minority leaders

PROVIDENCE – Rep. Blake A. Filippi, R-New Shoreham, will serve as the next House minority leader, following a vote of the chamber’s Republican caucus.Filippi...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Can a former teacher-turned-House-minority firebrand capture the attention of voters...

Patricia Morgan has made a political career of standing up to power.A vocal critic of the truck tolls enacted this year in Rhode Island...
LOOKING TO MAKE A CHANGE: Cranston Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Allan W. Fung is looking to reverse the outcome of the election four years ago, when he lost to Gina M. Raimondo for the top Rhode Island office. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fung’s back! Do voters share his despair over the state’s direction?

Allan W. Fung, the nine-year mayor of Cranston, has launched a second campaign for governor, once again targeting now-incumbent Gina M. Raimondo, and pointing...

EOHHS extends UHIP contract with Deloitte through March 2019

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services has extended its contract with Deloitte, the vendor responsible for the state’s Unified...
THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION has filed a lawsuit challenging the program that has removed Rhode Islanders from Medicaid benefits.

ACLU files federal lawsuit over Medicaid benefits

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit that seeks class action status on behalf of people who say they...
THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION of Rhode Island said it was "alarmed" by the R.I. Department of Human Services' November 2017 food stamp timeliness rates.

ACLU: DHS SNAP figures ‘alarming’

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has said that the latest figures from the R.I. Department of Human Services on...

Multiple Rhode Islanders receive Medicaid termination notices in error

PROVIDENCE – Medicaid termination notices have been sent to a number of unknown Rhode Islanders in error in recent weeks, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported...
DEMING SHERMAN is the court appointed special master managing Rhode Island’s resolution of continuing software and management problems with the Unified Health Infrastructure Project computer system. /PBN FILE PHOTO

Special Master: UHIP backlog ‘substantially eliminated,’ more work remains

PROVIDENCE — Deming Sherman, special master managing Rhode Island’s resolution of continuing software and management problems with the Unified Health Infrastructure Project computer system,...

UHIP issues preventing R.I. from receiving $725K bonus from USDA

PROVIDENCE – The federal government is withholding a bonus payment of $725,159 from Rhode Island due to ongoing issues with the state’s Unified Health...
THE ACLU OF RHODE ISLAND has applauded U.S. District Judge William Smith's appointment of Deming Sherman, a retired attorney, as a special master to oversee the resolution of the state's ongoing issues with UHIP.

Special master appointed to oversee UHIP resolution

PROVIDENCE – U.S. District Judge William Smith appointed Deming Sherman as a special master to oversee the resolution of Rhode Island’s ongoing problems with...
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