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06/14/2024
General Assembly approves 2025 state budget bill
The General Assembly has given its approval to a $13.963 billion budget for the 2025 fiscal year that directs additional funding toward education and children, raises Medicaid reimbursement rates and includes a $120 million affordable housing bond. The bill now goes to the governor.


 
06/13/2024
ADU development bill clears General Assembly
The General Assembly has approved legislation sponsored by House Commission on Housing Affordability Chairwoman June S. Speakman and Sen. Victoria Gu to boost housing production by helping Rhode Islanders to develop accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on their property. The bill now goes to the governor.


 
06/13/2024
Safe storage bill signed into law
Legislation sponsored by Rep. Justine A. Caldwell and Sen. Pamela Lauria to require that all firearms be securely stored has been signed into law by Governor Dan McKee in a ceremony that included the state's general officers and gun safety advocates. 


 
06/11/2024
Law Enforcement Officers’ Due Process, Accountability and Transparency Act signed into law
Governor Dan McKee, joined by Lt. Governor Sabina Matos, House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick) and bill sponsors Senate President Dominick Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence) and Deputy Speaker Raymond Hull (D-Dist. 6, Providence, North Providence), signed the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights (LEOBOR) reform legislation today in a State Room ceremony.


 
06/10/2024
Governor McKee, Speaker Shekarchi, Senate President Ruggerio Announce Legislation to Make Rhode Island’s Banking Tax Structure More Competitive
Governor Dan McKee, Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio today announced the introduction of legislation to make Rhode Island’s banking tax structure more competitive. The agreement, as outlined in legislation sponsored by Representative Joseph Solomon and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Louis P. DiPalma, will be fully vetted by the General Assembly this week.


 
04/23/2024
Capitol TV launches app to livestream video on smart phones, Firestick and ROKU devices
Capitol Television, the broadcast arm of the Rhode Island General Assembly, has launched a new app that will allow users to stream live content on iPhones and Androids, as well as smart television devices, such as Firestick and ROKU.