House leaders welcome freshmen legislators in orientation

PROVIDENCE – Dispensing a combination of practical advice and legislative philosophy, House employees and elected leaders welcomed freshmen representatives to the Statehouse Thursday in an orientation. House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, D-Cranston, promised his door would be open. He suggested they learn to collaborate with other legislators and accept that not all of their bills would pass in their inaugural session, and that those that do pass would probably change. Do not take things personally, he said, and listen and learn from colleagues. The House has 75 members, he noted. By design, the legislative process – moving from idea to law – is slow and deliberate. “We all have ideas. All

The REFORM CAUCUS Standing Strong 21 House Democrats Working to Change House Rules

For Immediate Release November 20, 2018 REFORM CAUCUS Standing Strong 21 House Democrats Working to Change House Rules (Providence)- Twenty-one members of the Democrats in the House of Representatives are standing strong against the leadership of Nicholas Mattiello for Speaker. The Reform Caucus is committed to changing the way business is conducted at the State House. That can only happen with changes to the House Rules so there’s a more democratic process which respects all 74 elected Representatives and ensures the diverse needs of all constituents served. The Reform Caucus seeks greater transparency in government such as not suspending rules and posting bills for 48 hours for the p

Cortvriend beats incumbent Mendonca for House District 72 seat

By Jim McGaw PORTSMOUTH — It was a big night for Portsmouth Democrats on Tuesday. With 15 candidates running, Democrats apparently grabbed all but one of the seven available Town Council seats. Some results could change because more than 900 emergency and mail ballots were still unaccounted for when the polls closed. Still, Democrats seemed giddy at the Portsmouth Portuguese American Citizens Club, their election night headquarters. Link to full article District 72 to Cortvriend Democrats also found success in the General Assembly races. Terri-Denise Cortvriend defeated Republican incumbent Kenneth Mendonca for the House District 72 seat by nearly 500 votes. That race was perhaps the most in

Candidate Endorsement: Terri Cortvriend

Rhode Island is one of the most beautiful and unique states in the union. Just forty-eight miles long and thirty-seven miles wide, Rhode Island proudly distinguishes itself as the smallest state in the nation, blink and you’ll miss it. Despite our small size, as many residents will tell you, Rhode Island has a lot to offer. With the historical mansions of Newport, the beautiful high rises of Providence, and our over four hundred miles of pristine coastline and renowned beaches, it is no surprise that over one million people have chosen to make their home in Rhode Island. And while our vast coastline is one of the features that gives Rhode Island its beauty, it also puts us in a unique positi

Candidate Endorsement: Terri Cortvriend

I’ve had many interactions with Terri Cortvriend in her roles with the Portsmouth School committee over the years regarding substance abuse prevention policies, programs and procedures within the school system that needed changed. She was always an advocate for the safety of the students. Throughout the 10 years I was involved as a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist working with the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition, Terri was and remains a strong advocate for prevention and protection of Portsmouth’s youth and families. She never hid from unpleasant facts nor made excuses. She helped organize community discussions about the opioid issues in Portsmouth, took the time to learn the facts and

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TERRI CORTVRIEND, STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 72, MIDDLETOWN AND PORTSMOUTH

TERRI CORTVRIEND ADVOCATES STRONGLY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, PUBLIC EDUCATION,
AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE, GROWING BUSINESSES, AND COMMON SENSE ECONOMIC POLICIES.

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