Secretary of State Gorbea leading efforts to clean up state voter rolls

PROVIDENCE, RI – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced today key measures that will clean up Rhode Island's voter rolls. "When I ran for Secretary of State, I told Rhode Islanders that having clean voter lists was critical to preserving the integrity of our elections and ensure that elections are fair, fast and accurate. We've been hard at work implementing state of the art technology and new systems. Today, I am announcing measures that are cleaning up our voter rolls in full adherence to the protections of state and federal law: (1) vigilant maintenance of our Central Voter Registry,…
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Raimondo Appoints Melissa A. Long to Superior Court

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced her appointment of Melissa A. Long to the Rhode Island Superior Court. Her name will be submitted to the state senate this week for confirmation. "Melissa brings decades of experience in public service and public interest law to the bench," Raimondo said. "As a court of record, the Superior Court must protect the public interest by making decisions on a wide variety of legal topics. I am confident that Melissa's varied background will serve her well in this new role." Melissa A. Long, Esq. has been the Deputy Secretary of State and…
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Cicilline Statement on CBO Score for Senate Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON - Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office projected that 22 million Americans will lose health insurance by 2026 under the Senate Republican health care proposal: "This is not a health care bill. It's a huge tax cut for the wealthy. And it's not worth the paper it's printed on." "We should be working to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, bring down premiums, reduce the cost of prescription drugs, and expand health care coverage. Instead, Republicans are racing ahead to eliminate health care coverage for 22 million honest, hardworking Americans, reduce the…
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Reed Statement on CBO Score of Senate Trumpcare Bill

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a score of the Senate Trumpcare bill that is expected to be voted on later this week. CBO found that the bill would leave 22 million Americans without health insurance over 10 years. After the analysis was released, Senator Jack Reed issued the following statement: "This CBO score shows that the Republican Trumpcare bill will increase costs for everyone, which is a major reason why 22 million people will lose coverage. The report highlights the fact that struggling families could be priced out of the market entirely and average…
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USCIS Introduces Redesigned Form for Green Card Applicants

Agency Publishes Revised Form I-485 and Instructions WASHINGTON— Citizenship and Immigration Services today published a revised Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485). The new Form I-485 and instructions have been substantially updated to reduce complexity after collecting comments from the public and stakeholders. The revised version gives applicants better information to accurately complete Form I-485, including clear navigation to the parts of the form and isntructions that are relevant to the applicants’ specific situations. These updates should increase the efficiency of the adjudication process by reducing errors and requests for evidence. Applicants living in the United…
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RI State Police Arrested 12 Motorists and 1 Boater for Operating Under Influence

SCITUATE, RI -- Rhode Island State Police arrested 13 people this past weekend on charges of operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, including a boater arrested on Great Salt Pond on Block Island, according to Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety. "With summer upon us, we want to send a strong message to everyone who lives in or visits Rhode Island: We will not tolerate motorists or boaters who operate under the influence of drugs or alcohol, putting others at risk," Colonel Assumpico said. The boating arrest occurred…
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David Ortiz dice que es un honor estar junto a las leyendas de los Medias Rojas

David Ortiz se acercó al micrófono, se limpió las lágrimas de los ojos y esperó a que la muchedumbre en el Fenway Park, gritara “¡Papi!” unas pocas veces más. Los Medias Rojas esperaron en la parte superior de su dugout. Los Angelinos de Los Ángeles inclinaron sus gorras. Amigos y familiares y dignatarios de dos países se alinearon en el infield. Tres trofeos de la Serie Mundial brillaron en el crepúsculo del sol. Los miembros del Salón de la Fama, Carl Yastrzemski, Pedro Martínez, Wade Boggs y Jim Rice, cuyos números precedieron a Ortiz en a fachada del Fenway, fueron…
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Schedule Changes for Providence Recreation Centers for Week of June, 26, 2017

PROVIDENCE, RI - The City of Providence advises residents that from Monday, June 26, 2017 to Thursday, June 29, 2017 recreation centers will operate on a revised schedule in preparation for a busy summer season that will include various new camps and activities for youth. The schedule will allow for cleanups and programming development during a week when Providence recreation centers see a decrease in attendance numbers. To maintain access for residents throughout the week the rotation of closures ensures that a neighboring recreation center is open for those interested. Notices will be posted at closed centers to inform visitors…
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2017 Celebrate Providence! Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative

Providence, RI - Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, the Department of Parks & Recreation and the Partnership for Providence Parks announced the 2017 Celebrate Providence! Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative. Mayor Jorge O. Elorza's Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative celebrates the culture and creativity rooted in Providence neighborhoods through performances in local parks. Organizations receiving a grant to participate in the initiative this year include Opera Providence, Partnership with Providence Parks, Providence Children's Film Festival, Fargnoli Park, Stages of Freedom/Jazz is a Rainbow, the West Broadway Neighborhood Association, Family Service of Rhode Island and Project 401/Alleppo…
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House Approves Perkins Reauthorization to Strengthen Career and Technical Education

Legislation will help more students gain knowledge, skills to succeed in the workforce WASHINGTON — Today, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to strengthen and improve career and technical education and give Americans the skills they need to compete for in-demand jobs. The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act ( 2353), which reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, was introduced by Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus co-chairs Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), along with Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Bradley Byrne (R-AL), Drew Ferguson…
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