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Officials gather to celebrate South Street Landing project
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Senator Jack Reed, Mayor Angel Taveras, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, Senate Majority Leader Dominick J. Ruggerio, Brown University President Christina Paxson, Rhode Island College President Nancy Carriuolo and University of Rhode Island President David Dooley joined developer Richard Galvin, Governor-elect Gina Raimondo, Mayor-elect Jorge Elorza and other officials today for a ceremonial groundbreaking of the South Street Landing Project. The multi-million dollar project will house the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center, Brown University offices, graduate student housing and a parking garage.

State, General Assembly and Congressional leaders celebrate 10,000 job milestone at Quonset Business Park
The Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that more than 10,000 people are now working at Quonset Business Park and its Port of Davisville.   A major milestone for the state and former naval air station and construction battalion base, the event was attended by the state’s highest elected officeholders, including Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Governor-Elect Gina M. Raimondo, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Representative Jim Langevin, U.S. Representative David Cicilline, Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, and others.  
Speaker Mattiello and leadership team win unanimous backing of House Democratic Caucus
The House Democrats unanimously endorsed Rep. Nicholas A. Mattiello to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives at a Democratic Caucus held tonight at the Cranston Country Club.  All 63 Democrats voted for Mattiello and his team of Majority Leader John J. DeSimone, Whip John G. Edwards and Deputy Whip Joseph S. Almeida to lead the 2015-16 legislative session.
Ruggerio re-elected Senate Majority Leader
Senate Democrats today unanimously re-elected North Providence and Providence Senator Dominick J. Ruggerio to a third term as Senate Majority Leader at a Senate Democratic Caucus held today in the Senate Lounge. Senator Ruggerio served as Majority Leader during the 2011-2012 and 2013-2014 sessions, and as Senate Majority Whip from 2003 to 2010.  
Paiva Weed, Ruggerio win backing of Democratic Caucus
The Rhode Island Senate’s Democrats unanimously endorsed M. Teresa Paiva Weed as their nominee for reelection to the Office of President of the Senate at a Democratic Caucus held today in the Senate Lounge at the State House. The election of the President of the Senate, by the full Senate membership, will take place on January 6, 2015, the first day of the new legislative session.Senate Democrats also unanimously re-elected Dominick J. Ruggerio to a third term as Senate Majority Leader.
Report recommends regional dispatch centers to ease transition to Next Generation 911
An independent analysis of public safety dispatch services in the state recommends the creation of regional emergency dispatch centers as a means to save municipalities money, particularly since the 911 system is moving toward technology that can relay text messages, photos and video.A report received today by the Joint Commission on Shared Municipal Services and created by Brown University’s Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions recommends a consolidation of the 72 local dispatch centers across Rhode Island to save municipalities money.

Long-awaited Korean War plaque to be dedicated Saturday
Nearly 30 years after the General Assembly passed legislation calling for recognition in the State House of those who served in the Korean War, a plaque honoring those veterans will be unveiled at the State House Saturday.