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  Rhode Island Employees vs Laborers et al
The Rhode Island Laborers plaintiffs allege that the Rhode Island General Assembly's 1994 amendments to the Court Clerks' Incentive Pay statute violate the [*421] United States and Rhode Island Constitutions and the collective bargaining agreement between the parties.
The Rhode Island Laborers plaintiffs filed an action in Rhode Island Superior Court on June 29, 1995, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief and a writ of mandamus for injunctive relief.
The Perry plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment on the three constitutional claims is denied, and the Rhode Island Laborers plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment on the three constitutional claims is denied.
www.ipsn.org /court_cases/rhode_island_employees.htm   (4957 words)

 Rhode Island Society of the Sons of the American Revolution: Home - Nathanael Greene, genealogy, reenacting
The Rhode Island Society (RISSAR) is the state affiliate of the National Society.
On the first anniversary of the Society in 1891, a dinner was held to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the sailing of the first American fleet under the command of Commodore Esek Hopkins of Rhode Island.
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution was organized on April 30, 1889 to “perpetuate the memory of those who, by their services or sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American people.” The Society's purposes are patriotic, historical and educational.
www.rhodeislandsar.org   (138 words)

 Rhode Island General Assembly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The State of Rhode Island General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
A bicameral body, it is comprised of the lower Rhode Island House of Representatives with 75 Representatives, and the upper Rhode Island Senate with 38 Senators.
The Rhode Island General Assembly was one of the thirteen colonial legislatures that participated in the American War of Independence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rhode_Island_General_Assembly   (755 words)

 Rhode Island State Police:  Charitable Gaming Unit
We are here to serve the citizens of Rhode Island and to protect their interests in any matter pertaining to gambling for charitable purpose.
The Rhode Island General Assembly charged the Division of State Police with the regulatory enforcement of all charitable gaming except bingo in 1979.
In 1993, the General Assembly amended the charitable gaming statute by removing Las Vegas nights, including all Las Vegas type activity from the law, and leaving only raffles, bazaars, and bingo as charitable gaming activities for the citizens of Rhode Island.
www.risp.ri.gov /charitablegaming   (978 words)

 Honoring Veterans - 1st Rhode Island Regiment - Rhode Island Postal History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rhode Island had been ordered to supply an additional regiment and most of their available men were already involved in fighting the British within their own borders.
General James Varnum, in command of the remnants of the two Rhode Island regiments already in service with the Continental Army advised Washington to merge the two regiments and send the officers of the
Washington agreed and the legislation was quickly passed by the Rhode Island General Assembly on February 23, 1778.
rhodeisland-philatelic.com /rhodeisland/vets1.htm   (668 words)

 General Assembly considers banning soda and junk food in schools - Boston.com
Rhode Island may join a growing number of states to restrict the sale of soda and snacks in schools.
General Assembly considers banning soda and junk food in schools
In Rhode Island, the obesity rate is even higher -- 21 percent.
www.boston.com /news/local/rhode_island/articles/2006/03/17/general_assembly_considers_banning_soda_and_junk_food_in_schools   (494 words)

 The road to political power
By the mid-1970s, Kiley was a member of the Rhode Island General Assembly’s most powerful committee, the budget-writing House Finance Committee, and he used his position there to fight for Rhode Island’s least fortunate.
And he was also an effective advocate for Block Island; in the mid-1970s he won approval for repaving all state roads on the island after sewers were installed, his friend Steve McQueeny recalled.
Block Island at the time was under the South County Tourism Council; the husband of the council executive was a state senator.
www.blockislandtimes.com /news/2001/0818/News/02.html   (747 words)

 Rhode Island College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rhode Island College is the oldest of the three public institutions of higher education that operate under the aegis of the Board of Governors for Higher Education.
Rhode Island College traces its origins to the Rhode Island State Normal School, established by the act of the General Assembly in 1854.
Rhode Island College's ancestor, one of the nation's first teacher schools, grew out of the great humanitarian groundswell of the mid-1800's spurred by educational missionaries like Horace Mann.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rhode_Island_College   (1051 words)

 Rhode Island police seek open access to Internet, phone records - Boston.com
The Rhode Island General Assembly is considering legislation that could give police access to Internet and phone records and credit card and bank information without a warrant or other court review, civil libertarians said.
But lawyers familiar with this area of law say the bills as crafted would give Rhode island police the right to obtain the same information that some of the nation's major communication companies have been accused of giving to the National Security Agency illegally.
Some of the same lawyers and the Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union are speaking out against the bills, scheduled for a hearing and possibly a vote Tuesday before a state House committee.
www.boston.com /news/local/rhode_island/articles/2006/06/12/rhode_island_police_seek_open_access_to_internet_phone_records/?p1=email_to_a_friend   (451 words)

 Rhode Island’s Future » General Assembly to Restore Separation of Powers
Right now, Rhode Island is the only state in the country where the Governor – at his political whim – can place a non-binding referendum on the ballot on whatever subject he chooses.
Rhode Island is the only state whose governor has that power, the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Peter F. Kilmartin, argued.
They are the Rhode Island equivalent of President Bush; the governing equivalent of an abusive husband.
rifuture.org /blog/?p=1942   (1429 words)

 Rhode Island School Choice
The Rhode Island General Assembly passed a charter school moratorium for the 2005-2006 school year as part of its annual appropriations legislation.
Only the Rhode Island Board of Regents has the power to authorize a charter school, and it can do so only after a local school committee or the state Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education had approved the application.
In August 2004, a comparative study of Providence, Rhode Island’s charter schools and their public school district counterparts showed that the charter schools scored higher in every grade level and every assessment criterion except for 10th grade math, in which scores differed by less than one percentage point.
www.heritage.org /research/education/schoolchoice/RhodeIsland.cfm   (967 words)

 Urge RI General Assembly to Pass Pro-Education Bill
On March 2 members of the Rhode Island General Assembly introduced H 6134, a bill which if enacted will restore state aid and make up lost federal aid for students affected by the federal Higher Education Act (HEA) Drug Provision, and call on Congress to repeal the Drug Provision.
On March 2, members of the Rhode Island General Assembly introduced H 6134, a bill which if passed will call on Congress to repeal the Higher Education Act (HEA) Drug Provision and provide state aid to eligible students who have been denied federal aid due to the law.
Currently, students in Rhode Island also lose eligibility for state aid because of past drug convictions even though there is no state law on the books.
ga0.org /drcnet/alert-description.html?alert_id=3430059   (746 words)

 Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal | Rhode Island News | General Assembly
In a withering General Assembly session that lasted until 4:26 yesterday morning, legislators approved a new state budget and a scaled-back cap on how much communities can raise property taxes.
Rhode Island leads the nation with the highest rate of drivers refusing to take a breath test.
He's testified at the General Assembly for more than a decade about the issue, telling legislators about his son Todd who was killed by a drunken driver in 1983.
www.projo.com /generalassembly/projo_20060625_gass25.17bded2.html   (2119 words)

 Rhode Island General Assembly
The State of Rhode Island General Laws --
House Rules 2006 engrossed with H7043A as amended and H7044A as amended.
Please link here to view the 2006 Edition of Rhode Island Education Aid.
www.rilin.state.ri.us /gen_assembly/genmenu.html   (216 words)

 Rhode Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rhode Island Department of Administration: Division of Taxation
Rhode Island Department of Administration: Division of Purchases
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
www.lexisone.com /legalresearch/legalguide/states/rhode_island.htm   (109 words)

Legislation submitted by Governor Donald L. Carcieri that would enhance the state’s ability to monitor and ensure the safety of dams throughout the state was approved today by the Rhode Island House of Representatives, and now goes to the Governor for his signature.
With more than 600 dams in Rhode Island, an urgent need exists to address the public safety risks from potential dam failures in many locations across the state.
Governor Carcieri’s Dam Safety Act of 2006 provides the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) with clear authority to intervene in emergency situations where public safety is at risk.
www.ri.gov /press/view.php?id=2051   (786 words)

 Rhode Island Redistricting
The Commission is to recommend plans for congressional, senatorial and representative districts for enactment by the 2002 Rhode Island General Assembly.
This website is intended to provide Rhode Island legislators and the general public with information about the redistricting process.
The Rhode Island Reapportionment Commission strives to ensure that all information made available to the public through this website is accurate and complete.
www.riredistricting.org   (179 words)

 How Enron Conned Rhode Island, and How We're Paying For It
We all blame now-collapsed Enron for ruining the pension funds of its employees in Texas and causing flouts in California.
Enron used its Rhode Island legislative win to demonstrate to monopoly utility players and legislators in larger, more lucrative states that they had better jump on the deregulation bandwagon.
It is up to us, as informed citizens, to be "the smartest guys in the room." We Rhode Islanders may have been the first state to deregulate but, starting with comprehensive state-level legislation, we can be the first state to build a truly sustainable energy system.
www.commondreams.org /views06/0624-25.htm   (933 words)

 NEMA - Code Alert: Rhode Island, 14 July 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On June 24, 2006 the Rhode Island General Assembly passed House Bill 7924.
This bill amends Chapter 5-6 of the Rhode Island General Laws entitled "Electricians" by adding two new license categories for Lightning Protection Systems.
NEMA is the leading trade association in the U.S. representing the interests of electroindustry manufacturers of products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity.
www.nema.org /stds/fieldreps/codealerts/20060714ri.cfm   (238 words)

 Rhode Island Legislator Comes Out
By acknowledging her sexual orientation in an op-ed article she wrote for the state’s largest daily newspaper to advance a civil-unions bill she has introduced, Rhode Island state Rep. Nancy Hetherington, D-Cranston, has become the first open lesbian to serve in the Rhode Island General Assembly.
Hetherington is the prime sponsor of a bill that would legalize civil unions for same-gender couples in Rhode Island.
Kate Monteiro, president of the Rhode Island Alliance for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights, recalled Hetherington’s eloquent speech on the House floor during the debate over repealing the state’s onerous sodomy law several years ago: "There was barely a dry eye in the house.
www.sodomylaws.org /usa/rhode_island/rinews20.htm   (1638 words)

 Welcome to the Rhode Island Medical Society Homepage
Sponsored by the Rhode Island Medical Society (RIMS) in partnership with Woonsocket Mayor Susan D. Menard and Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, the bus shelter campaign is being launched as part of National ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Day, held annually at the beginning of summer, when children spend more time playing at friends’ homes.
The Rhode Island Delegation to the American Medical Association during the coming year will be led by Dr. Michael Migliori and Dr. Arthur Frazzano as Delegates, and Dr. Michael Macko and Dr. Peter Hollmann as Alternate Delegates.
Fitzgerald, a practicing gynecologist in Providence, is a former President of the Rhode Island Medical Women's Association, former President of the Women and Infants medical staff, and Chair of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Delegation to the American Medical Association.
www.rimed.org   (1875 words)

 General assembly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland
The General Assembly of the Parliament of New Zealand, the former name for the combined upper and lower houses of parliament and the Governor-General of New Zealand
Generally, an official session of the members, or representative members, of a union, church, association, or similar organization.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/General_Assembly   (239 words)

 Rhode Island’s Future » General Assembly
Rhode Island (VOTES!) has published a 2006 Election Day Pro-Choice Voter Guide that answers voters’ questions about where candidates running for state office in the November 7th election stand on access to abortion, contraception and comprehensive sex education.
To the displeasure of progressives around Rhode Island, the Democrat-controlled General Assembly this year passed mammoth tax cuts for the wealthiest of Rhode Islanders — the same kind of tax cuts for which national Democrats have hammered President George W. Bush.
The Rhode Island Black Political Action Committee has been re-formed and active in time for this political season to assist members of the community in achieving the best representatives who support issues critical to the successful vibrancy of the African American community in Rhode Island.
rifuture.org /blog/?cat=16   (4558 words)

 University Libraries > User Guides > Subject Guides > Government, Law & Politics > Rhode Island Legal ...
The Library has an extensive collection of sources relating to Rhode Island laws, regulations, court cases, and the state constitution.
For a list of selected state publications that are of general interest, see Rhode Island State Publications.
Text of opinions of the Rhode Island Supreme Court that have appeared in the Atlantic Reporter.
www.uri.edu /library/guides/subject/govlaw/rilegal.html   (623 words)

 Focus Rhode Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We speak with Rhode Island Senator Lincoln Chafee about senate politics over the Bush administration's proposed tax cuts and his position on military actions in Iraq.
A conversation with Major General Reginald Centracchio, commander of the Rhode Island National Guard, about the role of the guard at home and in Southwest Asia.
Our Political Roundtable looks at the reaction of local politicians to the war in Iraq, the visit to the state by democratic presidential candidates, and the Rhode Island General Assembly fight over a separation of powers bill.
www.wrni.org /focusrhodeisland/archives/032803.shtml   (229 words)

 Rhode Island
Rhode Island counties: Providence, Kent, Washington, Newport, Bristol.
Kerry carried Rhode Island with a plurality of 86,413 votes (20.75 percentage points).
Gore comfortably won Rhode Island's four electoral votes, gaining a plurality of 118,953 votes (29.08 percentage points).
www.gwu.edu /~action/2004/states/ri.htm   (215 words)

 Advance Directives
The Rhode Island General Assembly has recognized that adult persons have the fundamental right to control decisions relating to their rendering of their own medical care.
Rhode Island state laws include two specific means which allow individuals the right to participate in the decisions affecting their medical treatment even after they are no longer able to actively participate in the medical care treatment decisions.
In brief, these laws [and the documents they authorize] allow competent adults to set forth their desires for medical decision-making should they themselves become unable to make those decisions.
www.health.ri.gov /hsr/directives.php   (391 words)

 GUIDE TO LAW ONLINE: United States - Rhode Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rules and Regulations Database (Rhode Island Office of the Secretary of State)
Rhode Island Superior Court Published Opinions (Rhode Island Judiciary) PDF
Rhode Island General Assembly - composed of the Senate and House of Representatives
www.loc.gov /law/guide/us-ri.html   (236 words)

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