What's New

General Assembly passes our renewable energy bill!

Both the House and the Senate approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Aaron Regunberg to significantly increase local renewable energy generation in Rhode Island by expanding the state’s remote net metering program to allow nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, hospitals and houses of worship to participate. Net metering is a mechanism » read more


Paris

Yesterday was tough. The news that Donald Trump plans to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement - a critical international attempt to stop catastrophic global warming - was a punch in the gut. But we can't despair. We've just got to work harder. Trump might not » read more


Earned Sick Time

Sarah is a fitness instructor from Pawtucket. She's got two children - two and five years old - and they're both sick with the flu. Sarah has to stay home to care for her kids. That means her family is losing income, and they're concerned - even a few days' » read more


Rhode Island dollars for Trump's border wall? No way.

Rep. Aaron Regunberg has introduced legislation to prohibit the state of Rhode Island from investing in companies that contract with the federal government to build President Trump’s proposed border wall. “This is about our values as a state. Rhode Island was founded by immigrants, and at every point in » read more


Statement on Trump's Hateful Immigration Orders

I am proud to stand with so many fellow Rhode Islanders as we raise our voices against the un-American bigotry put forward by Donald Trump on Friday. Today we are sending a message that this neo-Nazi authored rot has no place in our country and no place in the lively » read more


Taxing Outrageous CEO Pay

Rep. Aaron Regunberg has introduced legislation that would impose a surtax on companies that pay their chief executive officers more than 100 times what they pay their median worker. The bill (2017-H 5141) would establish a surtax on the business corporation tax for publicly traded corporations subject to U.S. » read more