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Algiere reform bills would institute line-item veto, create inspector general
With the cosponsorship of the entire Senate Republican Caucus, Senate Minority Leader Dennis L. Algiere has once again proposed two measures aimed at government reform: the line-item veto and the establishment of an inspector general to identify waste and fraud.

Representative Edwards makes his 800th blood donation; one of five in state to reach 100 gallon mark
House Majority Whip John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Portsmouth, Tiverton) has made his 800th blood donation to the Rhode Island Blood Center.

Rep. Vella-Wilkinson to host Capitol Television program called ‘Veterans Front and Center’
Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick) will begin cohosting a monthly veterans program on Capitol Television called “Veterans Front and Center” with Capitol TV Director Margie O’Brien.

Rep. Craven named as chairman of House Judiciary Committee
Rep. Robert E. Craven (D-Dist. 32, North Kingstown) has been appointed as the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee by Speaker of the House Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-Dist. 15, Cranston).  Representative Craven was the chairman of the House Labor Committee last legislative session.

Euer, Conley introduce bill to protect federal workers from foreclosure, default during shutdown
Sen. William J. Conley Jr. and Sen. Dawn Euer have introduced legislation to provide financial protections to Rhode Islanders who have gone unpaid as a result of the federal government shutdown.

Ruggerio to submit legislation to allow mobile sports wagering
President of the Senate Dominick J. Ruggerio will submit legislation in the Senate this afternoon to allow mobile sports wagering through the Twin River casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton.

Rep. Williams bill would codify privacy rights and reproductive freedoms guaranteed by Roe v. Wade
Rep. Anastasia P. Williams (D-Dist. 9, Providence) introduced legislation that would codify in state law the privacy rights and reproductive freedoms guaranteed by the United States Supreme Court in the case Roe v. Wade and its constitutional progeny.

Goldin, Ajello file Reproductive Health Care Act
With the backing of more cosponsors than ever before, Rep. Edith H. Ajello and Sen. Gayle L. Goldin are introducing legislation to enshrine the reproductive health care rights protected by Roe v. Wade to defend against threats at the federal level.

Legislation introduced to expand personal finance education in Rhode Island public schools
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner joined with Sen. Sandra Cano (D-Dist. 8, Pawtucket) and Rep. Joseph McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston) to introduce legislation that will expand the teaching of personal finance in Rhode Island's public high schools.  
Rep. McNamara introduces legislation to mandate the creation of a Text-to-911 emergency system
Rep. Joseph M. McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston) has introduced legislation that would allow Rhode Islanders to text emergencies to 9-1-1.