RI Sierra Club Announces Early State Representative Endorsements August 8, 2014- The Rhode Island chapter of the Sierra Club has today released the endorsement of the following candidates for State Representative. As part of the oldest environmental group in the country, our selection committee based this on a questionnaire we did with Clean Water Action […]
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From ABC 6 – A bill to ban synthetic drugs including so-called “bath salts” and synthetic marijuana is being heard by the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. The legislation was proposed by Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and introduced by Rep. Joseph McNamara and Rep. Arthur Corvese in the House and Senator Stephen Archambault in the […]
From ABC 6 – A new law has just signed by Governor Chafee will force Bryant University to reimburse the Town of Smithfield for emergency services. The law requires Bryant and the town to negotiate a payment agreement. If they don’t reach a deal by next march Bryant will have to pay the full cost […]
From ABC 6 – The General Assembly of Rhode Island has given the town of Smithfield the authority to bill Bryant University beginning next March for the actual cost of fire, police and rescue services supplied to the university. Sen. Stephen R. Archambault, one of the bill’s sponsors, said the bill’s passage had become imperative […]
From WPRI – PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A bill put forward by the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office would punish certain businesses if they “knowingly” hire a sex offender whose victim was a minor. The proposed law would fine the entity $1,000 a day for every day the employee worked there unless the worker lied […]
From Channel 10 – PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island lawmakers are set to hear testimony on legislation that would prohibit facilities providing programs and services to children from employing registered sex offenders. http://www.turnto10.com/story/25131393/ri-bill-would-prohibit-hiring-of-sex-offenders
From Channel 10 News: JOHNSTON, R.I. – The ink is barely dry on a new law making it a crime in Rhode Island to leave an animal in a hot car, and Johnston police have filed the first charges in the state. http://www.turnto10.com/story/25979508/man-charged-under-new-ri-animal-law