PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Administration has announced a plan to cut $25 million, as part of its directive, in the fiscal 2018 state budget.
PROVIDENCE — Voters who want the final say on specific issues may want to consider a bill that expands the use of statewide referendums and initiatives.
Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., by way of his campaign committee and leadership PAC, has received $749,400 in PAC and individual donations from the defense industry over the course of his career.
JAMESTOWN, R.I. — As plastic bag bans take effect Nov. 1 in both Newport and Middletown, Jamestown is also looking ahead to its own ban that begins on Earth Day 2018.
PROVIDENCE — The General Assembly’s weeklong bonus session saw the passage of several environmental bills that were nearly approved in June.
The state of Massachusetts was recently awarded $135,000 in federal grant money for land-protection projects and water-quality monitoring in Buzzards Bay.
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Gov. Gina Raimondo recently held a bill-signing ceremony to brag about the unusually high number of renewable-energy bills passed by the General Assembly this year — and to show her commitment to address climate change.
On the same night that the U.S. Senate rejected the latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, it also come out forcefully against President Trump’s effort to eliminate funding for key coastal programs.
Three outspoken environmentalists on the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council board were not asked to return to the committee, and Gov. Gina Raimondo isn’t saying much about it.
As a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has seen plenty of acts of deception by Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Those actions include using a private e-mail account for state business and being untruthful during his confirmation hearings.
PROVIDENCE — The General Assembly may meet again this year to complete its unfinished business, including passing a budget for fiscal 2018, but its results in the environmental sector to this point are somewhat lopsided.
PROVIDENCE — As the dust settles on the abrupt end to the 2017 General Assembly session, there are least a few developments to report from the session's final days.
As local bag bans gain momentum in Rhode Island, there is concern that a proposed statewide ban could wipe them out and eventually end bag bans for good.
PROVIDENCE — According to the Statehouse press office, this week will likely be the last before the General Assembly wraps up the 2017 session. Advocates and opponents of legislation, therefore, are urging public action on outstanding bills.