Category Archives: Politics

Walsh running for Democratic Party Chair

Walsh running for Democratic Party Chair

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News Citing a number of practices she calls “lawful but awful,” State Representative Moira Walsh announced her last-minute bid for Chair of the Rhode Island Democratic Party. “I’ve been actively fighting for rules reform, transparency, democracy, and equity within the State House, so it should come as no surprise that I…MORE

Rhode Island’s unemployment rate down slightly

Rhode Island’s unemployment rate down slightly

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – State officials say Rhode Island lost 600 jobs from January to February, but the state unemployment rate dropped slightly during that period. The state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday the number of Rhode Island-based jobs in February was 494,600, down 1,600 from the previous February. The state unemployment rate…MORE

Lawmakers review proposal on marijuana legalization

Lawmakers review proposal on marijuana legalization

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Rhode Island Senate Finance and Judiciary committees have held their first joint hearing on a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana. The Providence Journal reports lawmakers had several criticisms about the proposal unveiled Tuesday, including that it provides too little money for drug-abuse prevention. Other lawmakers questioned the cost of new…MORE

Records show FBI was probing Michael Cohen long before raid

Records show FBI was probing Michael Cohen long before raid

Special counsel Robert Mueller began investigating President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, for fraud in his personal business dealings and for potentially acting as an unregistered foreign agent at least nine months before FBI agents in New York raided his home and office, according to documents released Tuesday.MORE

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