Sen. Lou DiPalma

Middletown state senator honored by national technology industry group

BY: - November 14, 2023

Sen. Lou DiPalma of Middletown is one of seven state legislators nationwide recently honored by a technology and innovation advocacy group. DiPalma was recognized by TechNet as one of its 2023 Champion of Innovation winners, alongside six other lawmakers, as part of the organization’s annual policy conference in Austin, according to an organization statement on […]

Suicide prevention advocates say R.I. bridges need barriers and they need them now

BY: - May 25, 2023

During his 17 years with the West Warwick Police Department, Matt Beltrami responded to hundreds of calls to help people in crisis. A decorated crisis negotiator, he had received training as an opioid response liaison and for mental health first aid and was also known for his compassion and dedication to addressing the mental health […]

Analysis: Electric vehicle transition will drain $217M from state coffers by 2035

BY: - May 16, 2023

The road to electric vehicles is paved with price tags: to build charging stations, offer rebates, not to mention a precipitous decline in the state’s gas tax.  All together, the tax revenue losses and new expenditures associated with a transition to electric vehicles could slash $216.9 million that would otherwise flow into state coffers by […]