Senate District 1

R.I. Senate District 1 candidates argue over ‘insider’ ties, but agree on some policies

BY: - October 23, 2023

There’s not as much policy disagreement between Jake Bissaillon and Niyoka Powell as their opposite political party affiliations might suggest. The Democrat and Republican candidates in the upcoming election for Rhode Island Senate District 1 shared similar viewpoints on pressing State House issues including local control of Providence Public Schools, cracking down on predatory payday […]

Voter registration deadline is Sunday

BY: - October 6, 2023

Want to vote in the upcoming special elections next month? Sunday, Oct. 8 is the registration deadline to ensure you’re eligible. There are special elections for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District, State Senate District 1 in Providence, and local referenda in North Kingstown and East Greenwich. The 1st Congressional District consists of the 19 municipalities: […]

Voting by mail for the primaries? Here’s what you need to know

BY: - August 14, 2023

Planning to vote by mail in the upcoming September primaries? All registered voters have until 4 p.m. Tuesday to request a ballot from the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s office if they are unable to vote in-person at the polls next month. Faith Chybowski, spokesperson for the Secretary of State’s office, said the office received […]

How late Sen. Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin influenced policy after her death

BY: - June 23, 2023

A black tarp covering an empty Senate desk and a vase of white flowers perched atop served as a visual reminder of the late Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin’s influence on the Rhode Island State House through the final days of the legislative session. Goodwin died in April at age 58  after a nearly four-year […]