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Senate passes legislation to authorize public financing of ballpark for Pawtucket Red Sox
The State Senate has passed legislation introduced by Sen. William J. Conley Jr. (D-Dist. 18, East Providence, Pawtucket) that would provide public support for a new baseball stadium in downtown Pawtucket. The stadium would be the future home of the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Regunberg introduces bill to lower high cost of prescription drugs
Rep. Aaron Regunberg has introduced legislation to create greater transparency in the prescription drug industry and to protect consumers from unreasonable prices for certain high value drugs.

Rep. Serpa, Sen. Lynch Prata introduce legislation to protect hunting dogs from frigid temperatures
On the eve of a forecasted snowstorm, Rep. Patricia A. Serpa (D-Dist. 27, West Warwick, Coventry, Warwick) and Sen. Erin Lynch Prata (D-Dist. 31, Warwick, Cranston) have introduced legislation (2018-H 7045) that would include hunting dogs in an existing law that protects animals from extreme temperatures.

Shekarchi proposes closing loophole for mastectomy insurance coverage
Ensuring mastectomy patients have insurance coverage for all costs related to their surgery will be a top priority this year for House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi, who introduced the legislation yesterday as his first bill of the 2018 legislative session.  
Sen. Seveney introduces legislation that would ban possession of ‘bump stocks’ on semi-automatic weapons
Sen.  James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol, Tiverton) has introduced legislation that would ban ‘bump stocks’ on semi-automatic firearms.