Rhode Island House and Senate Republicans are calling for an immediate continuity of legislative operations plan from Governor Raimondo, Speaker Mattiello and Senate President Ruggerio. The letter, signed unanimously by both House and Senate Minority Caucuses was sent electronically to the Governor, Speaker, Senate President and all General Assembly members on Sunday, March 29, 2020.
Representative Brian C. Newberry to submit legislation requiring civic literacy in Rhode Island schools
State House, Providence, RI – Rhode Island State Representative Brian C. Newberry (R-Smithfield) submitted ‘The Civics Literacy Act,' which if passed, would require the commissioner of elementary and secondary education to adopt a course of study promoting civic literacy.
State House, Providence – Today, the House Republican Caucus released its “Minority Report” detailing their success in advocating for issues, policies, and initiatives on behalf of Rhode Island taxpayers during the 2019 Legislative Session. This 2019 Legislative Session Recap is published online and is a detailed listing of successfully sponsored, co-sponsored, or caucus inspired bills and initiatives, along with their outcomes.
As a main thoroughfare in Northern RI connecting to the Capital City, lack of timely action is unacceptable.
State House, Providence, RI – State House, Providence, RI – Representative Brian C. Newberry is again leading the charge to get infrastructure improvements for Route 146 expedited with Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT).
House Republicans will submit a budget amendment to provide local control for marijuana growth and cultivation throughout RI
Providence, RI – In an effort to provide local cities and towns with the authority to control the location of commercial marijuana grow facilities, Senior Deputy House Minority Leader Justin Price is submitting an amendment to the FY20 budget to affirm the municipal right to restrict commercial growth operations in residential areas. It also redefines plant agriculture in state law. This amendment will ensure that cities and towns throughout the state are compliant with state law when localities seek to control the placement of these growth and dispensary operations. The legislation was inspired by recent marijuana commercial applications and court cases where local zoning board decisions on medical marijuana grow operations were stymied or overturned due to misinterpretations of the law.
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