Sen. Melissa Murray

McKee signs tangible tax exemption into law

BY: - June 29, 2023

Gregg Davenport paid $30,000 in taxes last year for the furniture, computers, equipment and other tangible assets within his two Rhode Island restaurants. Next year, his bill will be $0, thanks to a tax break signed into law by Gov. Dan McKee on Thursday. McKee gathered with lawmakers and business leaders at Davenport’s Cumberland restaurant […]

HIV-prevention and post-exposure medications now available with no out-of-pocket cost to insured

BY: - June 29, 2023

PROVIDENCE — Dozens gathered Wednesday at a clinic specialized in servicing the LGBTQ community in the South Side to watch Rhode Island’s governor sign a bill expanding access to drugs which fight exposure to HIV. The ceremony focused on S563A, sponsored by Sen. Melissa Murray, a Woonsocket Democrat, which guarantees no out-of-pocket costs to patients […]

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New law formalizes protections for LGBTQIA+ individuals in health care

BY: - June 22, 2023

PROVIDENCE — As debate roils across the country around health care for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, Rhode Island formalized protections for their access to health care. Gov. Dan McKee signed S412, sponsored by Sen. Melissa Murray, a Woonsocket Democrat, and H5428aa, sponsored by Rep. Edith Aiello, a Providence Democrat, Monday. The law guarantees that […]