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03/02/2021
Rep. Williams’ bill prohibiting housing discrimination passes the House
Rep. Anastasia P. Williams’ (D-Dist. 9, Providence) legislation to prohibit housing discrimination against those who receive government assistance to pay their rent passed the House of Representatives.



 
03/01/2021
Speaker Shekarchi announces major affordable housing push
House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi today announced that the House of Representatives will focus its efforts on addressing the state’s housing crisis, introducing a package of legislation aimed at making housing more available and affordable in Rhode Island.


 
02/25/2021
Speaker Shekarchi, Rep. Williams, Sen. Mack announce Walmart Foundation grant for RI African Heritage History Education curriculum for public schools
House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick), Rep. Anastasia P. Williams (D-Dist. 9, Providence) and Sen. Tiara Mack (D-Dist. 6, Providence) today announced a Walmart Foundation grant to the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society to develop a Rhode Island African Heritage History Education curriculum for all public schools.


 
02/23/2021
Murray, Alzate bill would ensure those making over $475,000 contribute their fair share
Legislation sponsored by Sen. Melissa Murray and Rep. Karen Alzate to add one new tax bracket on income over $475,000 is estimated to raise $128.2 million in new tax revenue, and would only impact the top 1% of tax filers.  
02/23/2021
Senate OKs Miller bill to explore ‘harm reduction center’ pilot
Effort aimed at reducing overdose deaths, promoting treatment
 
The Senate approved legislation sponsored by Senate Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Joshua Miller to explore the creation of a pilot program to create “harm reduction centers” to help prevent drug overdose deaths.


 
02/23/2021
Senate OKs expanded access to telemedicine coverage
The Senate approved legislation sponsored by Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Joshua Miller to expand Rhode Islanders’ access to telemedicine coverage.