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Editorials from around New England

Feb. 22, 2019 12:12 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: ___ VERMONT The Caledonian-Record Feb. 20 In a not-so-shocking twist, Bernie Sanders just announced he will run for President (again) in 2020. Though he calls himself a socialist, he's running as a Democrat. That brings the field of Democratic Presidential aspirants to . well ....

New commission to find savings from government efficiencies

Feb. 21, 2019 2:37 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor has signed an executive order establishing a commission responsible for finding at least $10 million in savings in government efficiencies. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo signed it Thursday. Raimondo included the savings in her budget proposal for the 2020...

RI Democratic Party chairman seeking re-election unopposed

Feb. 20, 2019 12:32 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's current Democratic Party chairman is seeking re-election with no known challengers. Warwick Rep. Joseph McNamara announced on Tuesday that "the stakes in the next election cannot be understated." The Providence Journal reports McNamara is a moderate Democrat who...

Governor calls for investing in Rhode Island parks, beaches

Feb. 18, 2019 4:42 PM EST

LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo says Rhode Island needs to invest more in its state parks and beaches. Raimondo and her husband, Andy Moffit, joined Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit and environmental advocates at Lincoln Woods State Park Monday. Raimondo's...

Editorials from around New England

Feb. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: ___ VERMONT Valley News Feb. 12 Want to move to Vermont? The state will welcome you not only with open arms but also an open wallet. As of Jan. 1, the state began accepting applications for its new remote-worker program, under which people who work remotely for out-of-state...

Drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island continue to decrease

Feb. 15, 2019 1:55 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Health officials in Rhode Island said Friday that the number of drug overdose deaths in the state continues to decrease. There were 250 overdose deaths between January and October 2018, compared to 262 deaths during the same period in 2017, according to Department of Health...

Rhode Island governor calls for stronger gun control laws

Feb. 14, 2019 5:44 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo marked the anniversary of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Thursday by calling for stronger gun control laws in Rhode Island. The Democratic governor and Democratic Attorney General Peter Neronha joined activists at the State House to announce...

RI leaders talk taxes during business forum

Feb. 14, 2019 12:12 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Democrats have discussed several tax changes proposed in the governor's budget during a meeting with local business leaders. House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello said Wednesday during a Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce forum he felt slightly positive about the...

Infosys forms community college partnership in Rhode Island

Feb. 12, 2019 5:09 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Technology company Infosys announced a new partnership with a community college in Rhode Island to develop workers for digital jobs on Tuesday, with the goal of forming similar arrangements elsewhere in the country. Infosys, an Indian digital design and technology company, formally...

Moderate Party loses its status as a party in Rhode Island

Feb. 11, 2019 1:22 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Moderate Party is no longer recognized as a political party on Rhode Island ballots. The Providence Journal reports that the state Board of Elections voted unanimously to remove it as a recognized party last week. State law requires that the party receive 5 percent of the...