Category Archives: Politics

Trump’s AG nominee: ‘Vitally important’ Mueller finish work

Trump’s AG nominee: ‘Vitally important’ Mueller finish work

President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general will tell senators at his confirmation hearing “it is vitally important” that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation, according to prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press on Monday.MORE

Unemployment claims by federal workers skyrocket

Unemployment claims by federal workers skyrocket

By Vanessa Yurkevich, CNN (CNN) — Friday was supposed to be payday — but most of the 800,000 furloughed federal employees won’t have a check to deposit this week. Unemployment claims by furloughed federal workers skyrocketed more than 400% in the last week of December, according to the most recent figures from the Department of Labor.…MORE

This Week at the State House

This Week at the State House

By WPRO News Rules changes The House Rules Committee heard and made some changes to the way the House is allowed to do business. This came as a partial win for the Reform Caucus, who had proposed a requirement that bill amendments be publicly posted online 48 hours before any votes – the committee passed…MORE

Lawmakers petition Raimondo on Hasbro

Lawmakers petition Raimondo on Hasbro

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News Pawtucket-based toy maker Hasbro could relocate its headquarters, which prompted Representatives from Pawtucket and surrounding areas to petition Governor Gina Raimondo to work on keeping it in the city. “Hasbro is one of Rhode Island’s greatest companies, and we want to work together with you and your administration to do…MORE

Bill introduced to expand financial literacy of students

Bill introduced to expand financial literacy of students

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Two Rhode Island lawmakers as well as the state’s general treasurer have introduced a bill to expand the teaching of personal finance in the state’s public high schools. The legislation introduced Thursday is sponsored by General Treasurer Seth Magaziner as well as Democratic Sen. Sandra Cano, of Pawtucket, and Democratic Rep.…MORE

Former candidate for Lt. Gov. to be policy aide to mayor

Former candidate for Lt. Gov. to be policy aide to mayor

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A Democrat who ran narrowly lost a bid for lieutenant governor in Rhode Island has a new job with the Providence mayor’s office. Former state Rep. Aaron Regunberg will serve as a senior policy advisor to Mayor Jorge Elorza, working on issues including universal pre-kindergarten and affordable housing. He plans to…MORE

SEC, Wells Fargo ink 38 Studios settlement, will be delayed

SEC, Wells Fargo ink 38 Studios settlement, will be delayed

The Securities and Exchange Commission and Wells Fargo Securities said in a joint court filing Thursday that they have agreed in principle to settle a lawsuit over Rhode Island’s failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s videogame company.MORE

Committee approves amendment posting, sexual harassment policy changes

Committee approves amendment posting, sexual harassment policy changes

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News Reform caucus members of the House didn’t get all the changes they wanted to the House rules and say there’s more to be done, but were still happy to see the addition of a requirement that bill amendments be posted publicly 24 hours before any votes. “We asked for 48…MORE

Trump walks out of shutdown meeting, calling talks ‘total waste of time’

Trump walks out of shutdown meeting, calling talks ‘total waste of time’

By Eli Watkins, CNN (CNN) — President Donald Trump walked out of discussions to end a partial government shutdown, now in its third week, calling discussions with congressional Democrats “a total waste of time.” “Just left a meeting with Chuck and Nancy, a total waste of time. I asked what is going to happen in…MORE

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