Latest Rhode Island State General Assembly News

House coronavirus vaccine distribution task force created

Nov. 24, 2020 2:45 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island House of Representatives Speaker-nominee K. Joseph Shekarchi has put together a House task force to help oversee the state’s implementation of coronavirus vaccine distribution. The task force will ensure that vaccine distribution in the state is done in a timely...

State reports 6 more deaths, more than 900 new virus cases

Nov. 11, 2020 4:21 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island health officials reported six new deaths and more than 900 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. The state Department of Health reported that more than 220 people had been admitted to Rhode Island hospitals to be treated for the virus since Sunday, compared to 163 new...

Ruggerio gets backing to remain as state Senate president

Nov. 7, 2020 10:21 AM EST

Rhode Island’s Senate Democrats are backing Sen. Dominick Ruggerio to remain as chamber president. The Providence Democrat earned 24 votes from his Democratic colleagues during a caucus Friday at a city hotel, while his challenger, Sen. Gayle Goldin, got seven votes. Sen. Michael McCaffrey, of Warwick,...

Republican Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung, candidate for the Rhode Island House of Representatives, poses for a photograph on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Cranston, R.I. Fenton-Fung is running for the 15th legislative district seat held by Rhode Island's Democrat House speaker Nicholas Mattiello. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

US Reps. Langevin and Cicilline reelected; Biden wins state

Nov. 4, 2020 2:49 AM EST

Joe Biden handily won Rhode Island and fellow Democrats U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and U.S. Reps. David Cicilline and James Langevin were reelected Tuesday, but one of the state's most powerful politicians was ousted in an election that set a new state record for voter turnout. Republican Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung...

Democrat James Langevin wins reelection to U.S. House in Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District

Nov. 4, 2020 1:21 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat James Langevin wins reelection to U.S. House in Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District.

Democrat David Cicilline wins reelection to U.S. House in Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District

Nov. 4, 2020 12:25 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat David Cicilline wins reelection to U.S. House in Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District.

First-term lawmaker announces bid for House speaker

Oct. 30, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A first-term lawmaker has formally announced a bid to become the next speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. Democratic Rep. Liana Cassar in her announcement Thursday promised “inclusive decision-making, diplomatic communication, and transparency that upholds...