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In Case You Missed It: RI May Legalize Pot Without Voter Approval
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Another View: The wages of weed
Marijuana legalization was a hot topic at the recent meeting of the National Governors Association in Washington, for obvious reasons – among them the prospect of raising much-needed revenue by taxing pot sales.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
7-Year-Old Cancer Patient Gets Unforgettable Birthday Surprise
A Rhode Island boy battling leukemia got the birthday surprise of a lifetime this morning as hundreds of police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel hand-delivered birthday cards to him.
The Miami Herald
RI jobless rate ticks down to 9.2 percent
Rhode Island's unemployment rate ticked down in January to 9.2 percent, and the number of jobs was up sizably.
New Canaan News-Review
Obama boosts minimum wage, Malloy
President Barack Obama speaks, as Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy, bottom left, listens at Kaiser Hall Gymnasium on the campus of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
The Washington Post
Editorial: Tax revenue from legalized marijuana may not meet expectations
MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION was a hot topic at the recent meeting of the National Governors Association in Washington, for obvious reasons - among them the prospect of raising much-needed revenue by taxing pot sales.
Brown at 250
Brown University is not celebrating its 250th birthday quietly. A two-day celebration kicks off Friday morning, March 7, with a "morning of academic exploration and discovery" for more than 250 local middle schoolers.
Governor Chafee appearing with President Obama
Governor Lincoln Chafee will join several of his New England colleagues today in Connecticut, appearing with President Barack Obama as Obama presses Congress to raise the federal minimum wage.
Opinion: Three reasons why a $10.10 minimum wage is good for America
Democratic governors are working every day to grow and strengthen a middle class that's been under assault from global economic forces and failed, trickle-down policies for decades.
Amid GOP resistance, Obama to again push for minimum wage hike
President Obama greets an employee in the bakery at a Costco store in Lanham, Md., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, before he spoke about raising the minimum wage, the morning after his State of the Union address.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
RI Could Become First State to Legalize Pot Without Voter Approval
Governor Lincoln Chafee could become the first governor in America to legalize marijuana without putting the decision to the voters.
Army National Guard official: Cuts 'not well thought out'
State governors and key players in the Army National Guard community are pushing back against the Obama administration 's proposed defense cuts, saying they will hurt the number of guard members available to respond to emergencies inside the U.S. The restructuring - part of the Fiscal Year 2015 budget to be unveiled by the White House on Tuesday - ... (more)
Obama to talk minimum wage hike, then raise $$$
After promoting a minimum wage hike in Connecticut on Wednesday, President Barack Obama plans to travel to Boston in the evening for political events.
Legislation Roundup: Mar. 3
Last week, the Midwest gained some momentum in marijuana legalization, as the state of Kentucky gave way to the possibility for medical marijuana.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
CBS 3 Springfield
3 Democratic governors talk up higher minimum wage
Three Democratic governors are talking up a higher minimum wage just days before appearing with President Barack Obama in a Connecticut visit focusing on state and federal efforts on the issue.
RI receives much needed salt shipment, still below levels
RIDOT did receive salt Saturday afternoon from their supplier, but the full shipment isn't coming in until March 6, meaning they are still below normal salt levels.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Patrick Among Governors Calling On President To Reduce National Guard Cuts
The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are stepping up calls on President Barack Obama to scale back the proposed shrinking of the Army National Guard.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
RI's 2013 unemployment rate 2nd worst in US
Rhode Island's average unemployment rate of 9.5 percent was the second worst in the country last year, according to federal statistics released Friday.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
The Miami Herald
2013 RI jobless rate revised upward to 9.5 percent
Rhode Island's jobless rate for 2013 has been revised upward to 9.5 percent, and new data show the monthly rate never dipped below 9 percent last year as previously reported, state labor officials said Thursday.