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General Assembly passes Rep. Williams’ bill that establishes African American

STATE HOUSE – The General Assembly tonight passed Rep. Anastasia P. Williams’ (D-Dist. 9, Providence) legislation (2021-H 5697aa) that would incorporate African heritage history education in all Rhode Island elementary and secondary schools. The goal is for all students to receive instruction on African heritage history in order to have a more comprehensive understanding of […]Read More

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General Assembly OKs Diaz legislation that would grant immigrants in-state

STATE HOUSE — The General Assembly today approved legislation introduced by Rep. Grace Diaz (D-Dist. 11, Providence) that would grant in-state tuition rates to all Rhode Islanders, regardless of immigration status. The Student Success Act (2021-H 5238) would identify those students who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition at public universities, colleges or community colleges. “This […]Read More

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Cicilline Successfully Fights for Nearly $20 Million in New Funding

INVEST in America Act creates millions of full-time, good-paying jobs modernizing, rebuilding roads, bridges, transit, rail, and water systems WASHINGTON – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) successfully fought for federal resources for four Rhode Island infrastructure projects in the INVEST in America Act, which the House passed today.   “I’m proud to have secured nearly $20 […]Read More

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RIDOH Announces New Health Equity Zones

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced that it is expanding support and funding to establish four new Health Equity Zones (HEZs). Warwick, Warren, Blackstone Valley (including Cumberland, North Smithfield, and Lincoln), and the 02905 ZIP code (including lower South Providence and nearby neighborhoods) were chosen through a competitive process that drew applicants […]Read More

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Langevin Votes to Make Infrastructure Investments and Deliver $19 Million

Langevin also led amendments to reduce transportation barriers for Americans with disabilities and invest in a 21st century transportation workforce WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, voted today for H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, to take the first step in repairing our nation’s aging infrastructure, combat climate change, and create good-paying jobs for Rhode Islanders.  Rep. […]Read More