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NEW: Cicilline Introduces Bill to Ban Debit Card Fees

Following announcements by several big Wall Street banks of plans to impose new fees on consumers for using debit cards, Congressman David Cicilline introduced legislation...

PODCAST: INVESTIGATION: Pawtucket Goes After Lincoln Official for Back Taxes

The City of Pawtucket is pursuing 23 years worth of back taxes from a Lincoln town official who registered his cars at his work address, rather...

NEW: Department of Public Safety Withdraws Proposed Regulations After ACLU Lawsuit

The Rhode Island ACLU announced today that the state Department of Public Safety (DPS) is withdrawing recently-proposed and controversial regulations, relating to public access to...

Julia Steiny: Failing Schools Need More Options

By its very nature, education policy made a million miles from a classroom – by Congress, say – risks insensitivity to the everyday reality of...

Deportations Skyrocket Under President Obama

Nearly 400,000 undocumented immigrants were deported nationwide during the 2011 fiscal year, the highest number on record, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced this week.

NEW: Mayor Taveras Criticizes Pension Proposal

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras is among the local leaders criticizing the municipal portion of Governor Chafee and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo’s pension reform...

Chafee Pension Proposal More Severe than Caprio’s

Governor Chafee won last year’s election with the overwhelming support of organized labor across the state, but the pension reform proposal introduced Tuesday...

NEW: President Reaffirms Brown’s ROTC Policy

In a letter to the University community today, Brown President Ruth J. Simmons accepted the recommendations made by the Committee on the Reserve Officers Training...

NEW: RI Seniors Getting Increase in Benefits

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today applauded an announcement by the Social Security Administration that seniors will receive an increase in their benefits next year for the...

NEW: Homelessness on the Rise in RI

The latest homeless numbers indicate a six percent increase in homelessness from last year’s June to September count. Currently, over 191 individuals statewide are...

NEW: Brown Cutting Athletic Admissions Beginning Next Year

Brown University plans to cut athletic admission slots beginning in 2012-2013. The plan would lower admission slots reserved for athletes by 9%, from 225 to 205.

PODCAST: Chafee Pension Proposal More Severe than Caprio’s

Governor Chafee won last year's election with the overwhelming support of organized labor across the state, but the pension reform proposal introduced Tuesday is...

Pension Reform Breakdown: Plan Kills COLAs For 19 Years

The majority of cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) would likely be suspended for 19 years and state employees will be forced to enter into a hybrid plan if...

NEW: Governor and Treasurer Unveil Pension Reform

Today, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo unveiled their long-awaited pension reform legislation, which calls for the suspension of COLAs and...

Unions May Go To War Over Municipal Pensions

A proposal that will put a dent in the combined $9 billion shortfall between the state and local pension systems will be introduced by Governor Chafee...

PODCAST: Unions May Go To War Over Municipal Pensions

A proposal that will put a dent in the combined $9 billion shortfall between the state and local pension systems will be introduced by Governor Chafee...

Esserman to be Named New Haven Police Chief

Former Providence Police Chief Dean Esserman will be named New Haven’s next Chief of Police, the New Haven Independent is reporting and a...

RI’s Baby Bust: Poor Economy Forced Birth Rates to Decline

Rhode Island had the third-lowest birth rate (per thousand) in the nation in 2009, a statistic that coincides with a sharp decline in fertility rates nationally...

NEW: Providence Submits Application for Mayoral Academy

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras in conjunction with Achievement First and Rhode Island Mayoral Academies has submitted an application to the Rhode Island Department of Education...

NEW: State Sen. Questions Legality of In-State Tuition Decision

Sen. James Sheehan  has written to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island questioning the legality of a decision by the...

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