Category Archives: Politics

Senate rejects Trump border emergency as some Republicans defect

Senate rejects Trump border emergency as some Republicans defect

The Senate voted 59-41 to cancel Trump’s February proclamation of a border emergency, which he invoked to spend $3.6 billion more for border barriers than Congress had approved. Twelve Republicans joined Democrats in defying Trump in a showdown many GOP senators had hoped to avoid because he commands die-hard loyalty from millions of conservative voters who could punish defecting lawmakers in next year’s elections.MORE

Rhode Island lawmakers approve mobile sports betting bill

Rhode Island lawmakers approve mobile sports betting bill

By JENNIFER McDERMOTT, The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday to allow sports betting to move online, sending it to the governor’s desk. Rhode Island is the only New England state that allows sports betting, but currently bets must be placed in person at the Twin River casinos…MORE

Governor plugs expansion of Rhode Island Promise

Governor plugs expansion of Rhode Island Promise

By WPRO News Governor Gina Raimondo hosted a rally at the State House on Tuesday, promoting her proposal to expand the “Rhode Island Promise” scholarship to provide students with two free years at Rhode Island College. The scholarship is currently only active at the Community College of Rhode Island, but Raimondo said she’d met a…MORE

Nancy Pelosi: ‘I’m not for impeachment,’ slams Trump as ‘not worth it’

Nancy Pelosi: ‘I’m not for impeachment,’ slams Trump as ‘not worth it’

By Alex Rogers, CNN     (CNN) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not currently support impeaching President Donald Trump despite thinking that he’s unfit for the country’s highest office, according to a Washington Post magazine interview published Monday. “I’m not for impeachment,” Pelosi said. “This is news. I’m going to give you some news right now…MORE

Trump 2020 budget projects big deficits despite spending cuts

Trump 2020 budget projects big deficits despite spending cuts

By Donna Borak, CNN (CNN) — President Donald Trump delivered a 2020 budget to the Democratic-controlled House on Monday that cuts spending nearly across the board yet still isn’t projected to balance for 15 years, even with ambitious economic growth forecasts. The $4.7 trillion budget proposal is dead on arrival in Congress, but it will…MORE

This Week at the State House

This Week at the State House

By WPRO News and the Associated Press House approves abortion rights bill After approval from the House Judiciary committee on Tuesday and roughly four hours of floor debate on Thursday, the Rhode Island House approved the Reproductive Privacy Act, a bill that supporters say is an “insurance policy” in case Roe vs. Wade is overturned…MORE

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