Friday, January 15, 2016

Three RI Legislators Review 2016 Session's Hot Topics (week of January 15)

Dyana Koelsch, moderator
RI Representative Daniel Reilly (R) Middletown, Portsmouth
RI Senator Donna Nesselbush (D) Pawtucket, North Providence
RI Representative Joseph Shekarchi (D) Warwick

  • Plan to repair roads and bridges/toll proposal
  • Oversight Committee’s 38 Studios probe
  • Cost of health care and future of HealthSourceRI
  • State budget
  • RI economy and business climate – tax policies, including corporate tax and estate tax
  • Legalization of marijuana proposal
  • Gun control – ban on assault weapons/high-capacity magazines
  • Statewide teacher contract
  • Charter school debate
  • Outrages of the Week 
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