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Mattiello likely to become next Speaker, East Providence’s Melo loses Finance chair

Mattiello likely to become next Speaker, East Providence’s Melo loses Finance chair

PROVIDENCE — Caught up in the political crossfire of the last few days, East Providence Representative Helio Melo (D-Dist. 64) has likely lost his perch as chairman of the House Finance Committee. Rep. Melo confirmed the information via text message Sunday night, March 23. Rep. Melo, part of the leadership team under former Speaker Gordon

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All East Providence Reps vote yes on same-sex marriage bill

PROVIDENCE — The House of Representatives, including all four members from East Providence, voted to allow same-sex couples to marry in Rhode Island by a 51 to 19 Thursday afternoon, Jan. 24. The vote, which was celebrated with cheers by supporters, marks the first time either chamber in Rhode Island has voted on the issue

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