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Rhode Island has struggled to emerge from the Great Recession. Yet, through sustained efforts to improve our business climate, invest in education and raise the quality of life for our residents, we are putting Rhode more
“You wouldn’t do that even to a dog,” the mother of a mentally ill man in the state prison told a committee of the state Senate last month. Do what? Put him in a tiny room, alone, for weeks … more
By SPEAKER NICHOLAS A. MATTIELLO We will hear our fair share of partisan politics this campaign season but I hope we can all come together to support Question 2 on the November ballot. If voters approve this ballot question, the Ethics Commission would more
The people of Rhode Island are caring and generous, in both spirit and action. I know this because I was born and raised here, and I have witnessed our collective compassion in action throughout my life. When I supervised court-advocacy more
Rhode Island was hit harder than most states by the decline in American manufacturing. As we lost thousands of jobs, we didn’t do enough to position our state for growth in fast-growing, advanced … more
By SPEAKER NICHOLAS A. MATTIELLO When I became Speaker of the House of Representatives two years ago, I wanted to send a clear message that reform was critical to moving our state forward. We … more
When I first ran for office, I campaigned on a platform of “environmental economics.” What does that mean? It means putting wind turbines, solar arrays and small-scale renewable energy … more
When Navy fighter pilot Matt Bellina was 30, he went to the doctor to have some odd symptoms checked out. The diagnosis was a shock: Lou Gehrig's disease, or ALS. ALS is always fatal, usually killing its victims more
A little over a month ago, I was proud to be appointed the chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight. In my new role, my focus will be making government work for Rhode Islanders. I hear from my … more
I've been a big fan of the Avon Cinema for over 50 years. Dinner and a movie, plus an occasional shopping spree, have been a part of our lives on many weekends. While I review movies for the Warwick Beacon and the Cranston Herald that are more
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