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Whitehouse hears URI students’ concerns on Pell Grants

October 20, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse visited the University of Rhode Island on Friday to listen to students’ concerns about further cuts to Pell Grant funding for the next school year.
Whitehouse recently introduced a resolution in the Senate defending the Pell Grant and discouraging any cuts to the program. The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Al Franken (D-MN), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Narragansetts attend "Carcieri fix" hearing

October 20, 2011

A Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing was held in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Oct. 13, to consider and review the countrywide effects of the 2009 Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar that found Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, did not have authority to take Narragansett Indian tribal land into federal trust.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

The pension crisis hits home

October 20, 2011

Tuesday night state leaders became poised to make history as the General Assembly met during a one-day special legislation on the proposed pension reform. For 10 months, Rhode Islanders from across the state, from state employees to retirees to teachers to public safety workers and cities and towns have been anticipating Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo’s proposal to save the state from its only 48 percent funded pension system and $7 billion unfunded liability.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

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October 20, 2011

From just about the moment the North Kingstown Town Council and School Committee finalized their individual budgets for the 2012 fiscal year, talk turned to 2013 and, to put it lightly, the discussions were far from optimistic.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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