Top

Officer Stops, Arrests Speeding Driver on DUI Charge Officer Stops, Arrests Speeding Driver on DUI Charge
Officer Stops, Arrests Speeding Driver on DUI Charge
PSRI Food, Toy Drive Benefits RI Family Shelter PSRI Food, Toy Drive Benefits RI Family Shelter
PSRI Food, Toy Drive Benefits RI Family Shelter
Judge Orders Warwick Couple to Avoid Mail in Elder Fraud Investigation Judge Orders Warwick Couple to Avoid Mail in Elder Fraud Investigation
Judge Orders Warwick Couple to Avoid Mail in Elder Fraud Investigation
RI Food Bank Hosts Open House RI Food Bank Hosts Open House
RI Food Bank Hosts Open House
Water Department Restores Service to City, repair continues Water Department Restores Service to City, repair continues
Water Department Restores Service to City, repair continues
  • Bill Prohibiting Building on State House Grounds Passes House

    The Rhode Island General Assembly has passed legislation introduced by Senate Majority Leader Michael J. McCaffrey (D-Dist. 29, Warwick) and Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick) that would make provisions for in-state tuition for members of the military on active duty.

    [CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] The RI State House.

    STATE HOUSE — The House of Representatives today passed legislation introduced by Rep. Joseph J. Solomon Jr. (D-Dist. 22, Warwick) that would preserve the history and open space of the State House grounds.

    The legislation (2018-H 7072) would prohibit the development of any land contiguous to the State House unless approved by the General Assembly. The measure now heads to the Senate, where similar legislation (2018-S 2240) has been introduced by Sen. Walter S. Felag Jr. (D-Dist. 10, Bristol, Tiverton, Warren).

    The bill comes on the heels of a plan to construct a combined bus hub and business development on State House land along Gaspee Street that would be connected with the Providence Train Station.

    “While I appreciate the zeal of state planners and their efforts to develop the city, we must never forget that the Rhode Island State House — and by extension its grounds — ultimately belongs to the people,” said Representative Solomon. “It’s more than symbolic, it’s more than iconic. It’s over 100 years of history, and an important reminder to every legislator and public officials of the importance of what is done here. It is not ever to be bought and sold.”

    NOW, CHECK OUT THIS:
    Council Considers DOH Air Quality Presentation, Zoning Changes

    The bill is cosponsored by Representatives Robert D. Phillips (D-Dist. 51, Woonsocket, Cumberland), Helder J. Cunha (D-Dist. 64, East Providence), Charlene M. Lima (D-Dist. 14, Cranston, Providence) and Robert A. Nardolillo III (R-Dist. 28, Coventry).

    , , , ,

    x
    0
    Posts Remaining