November 1, 2014
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In 1986 Rhode Island voters approved a constitutional amendment to require that elected officials and public employees adhere to the highest ethical standards of public service. In a 2009 ruling … more
The first 25 first-generation immigrant participants to graduate from a six-month family learning program in the Cranston area have 25 unique stories involving parents and their children … more
The Rhode Island Constitution requires that all public officials and employees, state and local, “adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct, respect the public trust and the rights of all … more
On Tuesday, April 8, I went to the White House where I met President Obama and many extraordinary women who have spent decades advocating for equality. Together, we marked Equal Pay Day, the day to … more
On Sunday, I participated in the 6th Annual Preserve Rhode Island Celebration sponsored by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission and Preserve Rhode Island. Not only was I … more
The White House recently announced a $600 million investment in apprenticeship programs. The administration hopes to strengthen ties between community colleges and private companies – and equip … more
To trim the budget, lawmakers may suspend a critical element of America’s missile defenses. But gutting this core national security technology – the “Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle” – would … more
While there was widespread coverage of certain legislative initiatives this year, such as the master lever, NECAP graduation requirements, and, of course, naming calamari Rhode Island’s official … more
Last year, with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the public health insurance exchanges, many were surprised to learn that, while this law aims to provide every American with … more
It was September 1994, and I had never imagined myself sitting alone in the crowded and chaotic basement of Traveler’s Aid Society, now known as Crossroads in downtown Providence, waiting to get my … more
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