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En Nuevo Video, El Senador Menendez Revela Las 4 Peores Maneras En Que La Reforma Tributaria Republicana Afecta a Las Comunidades Latinas

En Nuevo Video, El Senador Menendez Revela Las 4 Peores Maneras En Que La Reforma Tributaria Republicana Afecta a Las Comunidades Latinas Washington, DC – En vísperas a la reunión de hoy en donde demócratas y republicanos estarán reconciliando las reformas tributarias republicanas del Senado y la Cámara de Representantes, el senador Bob Menendez (D-NJ), uno de los conferenciantes del comité, publicó un video para explicar las formas en que los latinos, especialmente aquellos de familias trabajadoras y de la clase media, se verán afectados por estos proyectos de ley. El Senador comparte cuatro razones por las cuales las propuestas…
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Raimondo Aims to Double Computer Science Degree Graduates

Governor Celebrates Success and Sets New Goals for CS4RI Initiative KINGSTON, - Today, a year and half after launching the Computer Science for Rhode Island initiative, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a new goal in fostering a competitive workforce: doubling the number of computer science degree graduates in Rhode Island by 2025. Raimondo made the announcement before a crowd of more than 2,000 students, educators, and tech industry partners at the CS4RI Summit at the University of Rhode Island. "Thanks to CS4RI, every single student who goes through our public school system has a chance to learn computer science," said…
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Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea to host 10th Archivist of the United States at the Rhode Island State Archives

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will host Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero, for a gallery talk titled, “Documenting Democracy: The Role of Archives in Preserving our Past” at the Rhode Island State Archives. Rhode Island’s original copy of the Bill of Rights will be on display during the event. “It’s an honor to have Mr. Ferriero provide a national perspective on the important role archives play in preserving our past and shaping our future. His visit will highlight Rhode Island’s own rich and diverse history documented in our State Archives,” said Secretary Gorbea. In November 2009,…
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RIDOH and BHDDH Host First Statewide Community Overdose Engagement Summit Cities and towns from throughout Rhode Island gather to develop local overdose response plans

On behalf of Governor Gina Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force, the Rhode Island Departments of Health (RIDOH) and Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals (BHDDH) convened more than 250 leaders from municipalities throughout the state to participate in the first statewide Community Overdose Engagement Summit to collaboratively address the overdose epidemic. Summit participants spent the day examining their local overdose data; identifying local resources to support overdose prevention, rescue, treatment, and recovery; and developing local overdose response plans. To complete these plans, RIDOH has made grant funding up to $5,000 dollars available to municipalities. “We’ve lost too many…
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Governor Raimondo Wishes Rhode Islanders a Happy Hanukkah

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today issued the following statement wishing Rhode Islanders a happy Hanukkah: "Hanukkah reminds us that even when you think hope is lost, light will overcome darkness. I'm proud that Rhode Island is home to a vibrant Jewish community. We were founded as a state that welcomed everyone, no matter your race or your religion. That's a tradition that our Jewish community helped create, and has continued to keep alive. "We may hold different beliefs, but we can all agree on the ideals of freedom and acceptance. In the face of so much uncertainty…
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Governor Raimondo, RIDOT Announce Increased Snow Fighting Capabilities This Winter

WARWICK, RI - Governor Raimondo announced that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has taken several steps to bolster its ability to plow and treat the roads this coming winter. The department is expanding its fleet of plow trucks and drivers while deploying new technology to get real-time information on weather and road conditions. "We've all enjoyed the mild weather this fall, but winter is coming and we're more than ready to tackle whatever Mother Nature throws our way," Governor Gina M. Raimondo said. "RIDOT has increased its snow fighting capabilities to keep the roads safe and clear them…
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RI State Police Museum Foundation Offers Free Visits with Santa During Annual “Santa at the Museum” Event this Saturday, Dec. 16

The Rhode Island State Police Museum Foundation is again hosting Santa at the Museum this Saturday, December 16, from 10 to 2 Santa Claus will be available for photos with children, while also listening to their Christmas wishes, and the museum will be open to visitors. State Police Captain Matthew C. Moynihan, President of the Rhode Island State Police Museum Foundation, said the event is free and open to the public, however visitors are asked to bring donations of new, unwrapped toys that will be delivered to Hasbro Children's Hospital and given to children who will be spending Christmas in…
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65% of voters identified as having bad addresses cancel or change their registrations

Earlier this year, Ken Block submitted to the Rhode Island Board of Elections (Board) a list of 224 votes cast in the 2016 general election by voters whose addresses appeared to be disallowed by law. Examples of some of these addresses included UPS Stores, public safety buildings, federal post offices, empty lots and commercial office buildings that are not zoned for residential use. The Board forwarded this list to local Boards of Canvassers to have the local boards attempt to send a mailing to these voters, seeking clarification of the address. 109 voters responded to the mailings. Of these: 49…
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R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles receives extension on Real ID to October 2018

Department of Homeland Security decision means state IDs will continue to be accepted at airports, federal facilities CRANSTON, - The Department of Homeland Security has granted an extension to the State of Rhode Island to comply with the federal REAL ID Act. The federal government passed the REAL ID Act in 2005 in response to the 9/11 terror attacks to establish minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards. The act prohibits federal agencies, such as the Transportation Security Administration, from accepting licenses and identification cards for official purposes from states that do not meet certain standards. Those…
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Mayor Elorza, State Partners Announce PVD Safe Stations

Starting 1/2/2018-PVD Safe Stations provides 24/7 support to opioid dependent individuals, directs people to treatment and recovery services PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that the City is launching PVD Safe Stations on January 2, 2018, which provides opioid-dependent and other substance use disorder individuals the ability to connect with treatment and recovery services in Providence. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, any person can visit one of Providence's 12 fire stations, speak with public safety officials on duty and immediately get connected to treatment support for substance based addiction. Services will be facilitated by…
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