What is Medicaid Renewal and “Unwinding”?
Before the pandemic, people who enrolled in Medicaid had their eligibility reviewed once a year. This is called “Renewal” or “Redetermination”. During the pandemic, to make sure that people did not lose health coverage, no one needed to renew their Medicaid benefits. This included seniors, people with disabilities, adults, children and families.
Rhode Island House Minority Report – 2022 Legislative Session Recap available online
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 2022 Legislative Session. This 2022 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.
Today, the Department of Administration conducted a hearing on Governor McKee’s request for pay raises for his cabinet directors, who all currently earn at least $100,000 per year, by as much as double digit percent points. Those pay hikes will take effect unless both chambers of the General Assembly return within 30 days to reject this proposal in special sessions of the respective chambers.
State House, Providence – During today’s public hearing of the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission regarding the proposed consumer electric and gas rate increases, the Governor requested additional federal funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and announced a request by his administration of the General Assembly to repeal the 4% tax on gross earnings on electric utilities.
State House, Providence – Leader Blake Filippi (R-Dist. 36, New Shoreham, Charlestown, South Kingstown, Westerly), co-chair of the Rhode Island Shoreline Access Commission, applauds the House passage of H8055 Sub A, a bill which Filippi has co-sponsored. H8055 will ensure future generations of Rhode Islanders their constitutional right to access the shoreline:
Representative George Nardone responds to Central Coventry Fire District request for ARPA funds to remain solvent
State House, Providence – In response to the Providence Journal’s April 1, 2022 Hummel Report, which indicated that the Central Coventry Fire District will need to cease operations by June without state assistance, Representative George Nardone offers the following statement:
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