This Week at the General Assembly
Coventry Patch - almost 5 years
Governor signs bills to increase size of polling places
The General Assembly has passed and the governor has signed into law legislation that will allow the number of active voters served by the same polling place to increase, if necessary, from 1,900 to 3,000. The legislation was introduced to accommodate changes necessary as a result of the reapportionment process completed earlier this year, and to help municipalities save money. Sen. James E. Doyle II (D-Dist. 8, Pawtucket) sponsored the Senate bill (2012-S 2489Aaa) and Rep. John M. Carnevale (D-Dist. 13, Providence, Johnston) sponsored the House bill (2012-H 7055A). Click here to see news release.
Payday lending legislation wins support of Raimondo, Taveras
Rep. Frank G. Ferri (D-Dist. 22, Warwick) and Sen. Juan M. Pichardo (D-Dist. 2, Providence) received the support of General Treasurer Gina Raimondo and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras for their legislation (2012-H 7257, 2012-S 2307
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