Vella-Wilkinson bill would extend benefits to gay, transgender veterans without honorable discharges
STATE HOUSE — Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick) recently filed legislation extending veterans’ benefits to gay or transgender members of the armed forces denied honorable discharges based on […]
RI House Hosts Military & Veterans Outreach March 21
STATE HOUSE — The House of Representatives will host its third annual Military and Veterans Outreach Day Thursday, March 21, at 2 p.m., organized by Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. […]
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson to host ‘Veterans Front and Center’ on Capitol TV
STATE HOUSE — Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick) will begin cohosting a monthly veterans program on Capitol Television, “Veterans Front and Center” with Capitol TV Director Margie O’Brien, […]
Electronic Tobacco Products Added to RI Workplace Ban
Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the Legislative Press and Public Information Bureau. STATE HOUSE – The use of electronic tobacco delivery products and vaping are now included in […]
Warwick Memorial Day Ceremony Will Celebrate Holiday’s 150th Anniversary
Mayor Joseph J. Solomon, Councilman Timothy Howe and state Representative Camille Vella-Wilkinson will join the Rhode Island Military Organization (RIMO) and other elected officials Monday morning to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Memorial Day.
Rep. Camille Vella-Wilkinson to host Armed Forces Day boot camp breakfast
STATE HOUSE — Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick), along with the Rhode Island Military Organization, will host a boot camp breakfast at William Shields Jr. American Legion Post 43 […]
Vella-Wilkinson bill would criminalize aiding minors in getting abortions without parents’ consent
Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick) has introduced legislation that would make the practice of aiding a minor in the process of getting an abortion without parental consent a civil and criminal offense.
Assembly OKs In-State Tuition for Active, Reserve Military
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.
Bill Extending Union Contracts During Negotiations Passes Assembly
WARWICK, R.I. — The General Assembly has passed House Bill 5593 SUB A, extending expired contracts with teachers and municipal employees until successor agreements are reached, reversing the fortunes of the Warwick Teachers […]
Vella-Wilkinson, Walsh Ease Vets’ Parking at Providence VA Medical Center
Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the the Legislative Press and Public Information Bureau. STATE HOUSE – Veterans visiting the Providence VA Medical Center will now have a much […]
Former Sen. Walaska Dies, Leaves Legacy of Hope for Terminally Ill
WARWICK, RI — Former Senator William Walaska, 70, a member of the RI Senate for 22 years, a champion of access to off-label medicines for people with terminal illness, died […]
Vella-Wilkinson Bill Grants State Benefits to Gay Vets Discharged ‘Undesirable’
Rhode Island, site of one of the first recorded controversies involving homosexuals in the military in Newport in 1919, may grant state benefits for gay veterans discharged under the military’s “Undesirable” designation if Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson’s (D-Dist. 21, Warwick) bill is successful.