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East Side Senate Primary Update

The Democratic primary for the upcoming special election now has five candidates. District 3 leans liberal (Biden won 89% of the vote last year) so the October 5th primary is essentially the election. (One Republican candidate has declared for the general.) Patrick Anderson has a comprehensive breakdown of the candidates, their backgrounds, and their platforms […]

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Special Vote For East Side Senate Seat

A special election will be needed to fill the state Senate seat recently vacated by Democrat Gayle Goldin. From the ProJo: The potential primary date has been set for October 5, and the general election within Senate District 3 for November 2, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea’s office confirmed on Thursday morning. Potential candidates must

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And… It’s Over.

The Senate voted 36-2 in favor of the anti-prostitution bill tonight. As soon as the governor signs it–which he will, soon– it’s official: trading sex for money indoors is over. Immediately. This, despite the fact that the bill (and its harsh penalties) saw opposition from both the Rhode Island Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Day

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URI Women’s Studies Professor Horrified By Tattooed Women

The Rhode Island senate’s going to be voting tonight on an anti-prostitution bill.  I don’t need to repeat all the reasons why the bill is a terrible, terrible idea, but I thought I would mention an editorial written in the ProJo yesterday by URI professor Donna Hughes.  Hughes, the Bush-loving enemy of sex-positive feminists everywhere,

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Senate Jumps Out In Front On Renewables

This is awesome news. The Senate seems poised to take the lead on the push for robust renewables development in RI, which is great for the environment, ratepayers, and the economy at large. “This package of legislation encourages the development of renewable energy in Rhode Island,” [Senate President Joseph] Montalbano said. “It gives us the

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