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Recently on a Friday, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and Rhode Island State Police Col. Steven O' Donnell announced that after four years of inquiry there will be no one held criminally accountable for the 38 Studios debacle. This outcome should not more
This past week, the Democrats convened in Philadelphia to officially nominate Hillary Rodham Clinton as their party’s standard-bearer for the general election of 2016. In a convention that started … more
A lot has changed in health care as we all know. With all the discussion of bottom lines and budgets, it might be easy to forget that Kent Hospital has reached a very important milestone and one that … more
To the Editor: Cancer will claim an estimated 2,090 lives in Rhode Island this year alone. Yet, research shows that we could prevent roughly half of those cancer deaths if everyone were to stop using tobacco products, eat well, exercise regularly and get 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
Most Rhode Islanders know that in recent years, our state has become a significant front in the nation's ongoing opioid epidemic. The story of how we got to this crisis point is now all too familiar. As powerful prescription painkillers increasingly more
To the Editor: The Rhode Island General Assembly recently enacted legislation mandating public schools provide at least 20 minutes of “free play recess” to children from kindergarten through … more
To the Editor: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently gave the commencement address at Northeastern University and made some startling comments that included and referenced 9/11: “There are … more
This past week, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo stated she was open to the idea of using the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) as a barometer whether or not a high school student has fulfilled the … more
In early May, municipal leaders and public safety personnel from 14 communities across Rhode Island stood with me at the State House to send a strong and unified message to the General Assembly: The time to act on more
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