RI General Assembly to Open 2018 Session on Tuesday
Friday, December 29, 2017
The 2018 session will begin on Tuesday, January 2 at 4 p.m. when the House of Representatives and the Senate will meet in their respective chambers to begin work.
It is an election year which usually mutes the number of significant legislative initiatives, but this year there are big budget holes, ongoing issues with UHIP, and continuing problems at the Department of Children, Youth & Families.
And, the PawSox legislation is still hanging out there.
Certainly, Finance Committee and House Oversight will have full plates in 2018.
The public is invited to attend.
Session to be Shown Live
The opening House session will be broadcast live by Capitol Television, which can be seen on Cox and Full Channel and Channel 15.
The Senate session will be shown immediately after.
Both sessions can be seen on live stream by clicking here.
Related Slideshow: GoLocal: Benchmark Poll, October 2017
Next year, in November of 2018, there will be a statewide general election for Governor and many other state offices. How likely is it that you will vote in this election?
Will you definitely be voting, will you probably be voting, are you 50-50...
Definitely be voting: 78%
Probably be voting: 13%
What would you say is the number one problem facing Rhode Island that you would like the Governor to address?
Jobs and economy: 21%
State budget: 9%
Corruption/Public integrity: .8%
Don’t know: .9%
Recently, a proposal has been made to permit the issuance of $81 million in bonds by the State to build a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox. If there was an election today on this issue, would you vote to approve or reject issuing $81 million in financing supported moral obligation bonds to build the stadium?
Net: Approve: 28%
Definitely approve: 15%
Probably approve: 14%
Net: Reject: 67%
Probably reject: 19%
Definitely reject: 48%
Don't know: 4%
The next question is about the total income of YOUR HOUSEHOLD for the PAST 12 MONTHS. Please include your income PLUS the income of all members living in your household (including cohabiting partners and armed forces members living at home).
$50,000 or less: 27%
More $50,000 but less than $75,000: 13%
More $75,000 but less than $100,000: 13%
More $100,000 but less than $150,000: 17%
$150,000 or more: 13%
Don't know/refused: 17%
What particular ethnic group or nationality - such as English, French, Italian, Irish, Latino, Jewish, African American, and so forth - do you consider yourself a part of or feel closest to?
Black or African American: 6%
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