Tag Archives: Rhode Island General Assembly


East Providence pol, House Finance chair Melo previews 2014 legislative session

EAST PROVIDENCE — On the eve of a new session, State Representative Helio Melo (D-Dist. 64) discussed some of the most pressing matters the General Assembly and his House Committee on Finance, specifically, faces as the year 2014 looms. “The No. 1 thing we’re going to be looking at are jobs and the economy in

City residents Kathleen Harrington, Annmarie Hanson and Shandra Printer (from right to left) joined State Representative Gregg Amore recently to discuss the importance of proposed CPR legislation.

Locals join East Providence Rep. Amore in support of CPR legislation

PROVIDENCE — Kathleen Harrington, Annmarie Hanson and Shandra Printer of Riverside recently joined State Representative Gregg Amore (D-Dist. 65, East Providence) on the floor of the State House to discuss the importance of training all high school students in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The local residents and the representative held their meeting during the American Heart


Bill would make bridge, road repair easier for East Providence, others around the state

PROVIDENCE — Calling it a “home run” piece of legislation, Rhode Island Speaker of the House Gordon Fox and other dignitaries announced at a State House briefing Thursday morning, March 21, a proposal which would make it easier for cities and towns to maintain their bridges and roads while also spurring job creation. The “Municipal


Barrington Reps. divided on gay marriage

The Rhode Island House of Representatives approved gay marriage legislation Thursday night though Barrington’s Representatives are split on the issue. State Rep. Jan Malik (D-Dist. 67, Warren, Barrington) voted against the proposal. Eighteen other State Reps. joined him. “Marriage pre-dates government,” Rep. Malik said. “It should not be re-defined by law.” Rep. Malik said he

EPHS teachers and General Assembly House candidates this election season Keith Anderson (middle, left) and Gregg Amore (far right) are shown during a debate between the Republican and Democrat, respectively, at a political club meeting last spring.

Political opposites, East Providence High School teachers share common ground in classroom

EAST PROVIDENCE — Though they reside on opposite sides of the political tracks, East Providence High School teachers and General Assembly candidates Keith Anderson and Gregg Amore have much in common when it comes to the classroom. Mr. Anderson, in his fourth year as an EPHS Business instructor, is running as Republican opposite Democratic incumbent