Headlines Tagged with Rhode Island — 1,191 headlines found
The Rhode Island House of Representatives has voted to increase the state's cigarette taxes and require e-commerce companies to collect sales taxes when people buy products online.
Jun 22, 2017 AP - Associated Press
added Jun 24, 2017 18:20
“You’re outside,” said Heistand. “I mean, what are you gonna do about the people that work down here? Where are they gonna smoke? I don’t think it’s right.” Waiting for a bus at Kennedy Plaza, Becky Fontes agreed.
Jun 20, 2017 WRNI (Rhode Island Public Radio)
added Jun 21, 2017 15:13
In a letter to the council, Elorza said the true target of the ban is the homeless community. He said the ordinance would criminalize poverty and be ineffective.
Jun 15, 2017 AP - Associated Press
added Jun 17, 2017 15:17
Despite a plea from a resident who is also a health practitioner to not allow smoking in the planned Twin River-Tiverton casino so workers are not subjected to the risks of second-hand smoke, state law dictates that casinos are exempt from the law that pr
Jun 7, 2017 Newport (RI) Daily News
added Jun 8, 2017 03:32
In a letter to the council, Elorza says that while the ban is ostensibly about smoking, the true target is the homeless community. He says the ordinance would criminalize poverty, be a waste of police resources and be ineffective.
Jun 2, 2017 AP - Associated Press
added Jun 5, 2017 21:02
Providence City Council on Wednesday gave final approval to a proposal to ban smoking – and other tobacco products – in part of downtown, but the ordinance didn’t secure enough support to withstand a threatened veto from Mayor Jorge Elorza.
May 24, 2017 WPRI Fox 12 (East Providence, RI)
added May 25, 2017 01:08
if her budget is enacted, it will actually hurt some of Rhode Island’s smallest existing businesses, like ours, while also hurting many of the citizens she seeks to help with a wage increase. Time and again, Governor Raimondo and past governors have soug
May 11, 2017 Cranston (RI) Herald
added May 11, 2017 19:25
[Rhode Island] New Data Link Policies that Restrict Tobacco Sales to Lower Rates of Youth Tobacco Use in Providence
Fewer teenagers report using e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco products in Providence than in other cities following Providence's 2013 implementation of strict policies that restrict tobacco sales, according to new data released today by the Rhode Island
May 8, 2017 State of Rhode Island (RI.gov)
added May 8, 2017 19:10
Mayor Jorge Elorza threatens to veto measure seen by some as a tactic to control the city’s homeless population.
May 5, 2017 Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added May 5, 2017 12:55
City Council Ordinance Committee has voted to send a downtown smoking ban to the full council. The ordinance would prohibit smoking in a roughly nine-block area in front of Kennedy Plaza and City Hall. Community advocates say the policy is targeted at th
Apr 18, 2017 WRNI (Rhode Island Public Radio)
added Apr 19, 2017 00:13