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Rhode Island Governor Vetoes Bill on Suing Car Insurance Companies

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has vetoed a bill that would have allowed individuals to sue auto insurers for triple damages if their vehicle is totaled. The Democratic governor says the bill, which is supported by the auto-body industry, would …

Rhode Island Governor Signs Three Bills to Combat Opioid Overdoses, Deaths

Rhode Island’s governor has signed three bills to combat opioid overdoses and deaths. Democratic Governor Gina Raimondo signed 71 bills into law on Monday, including the bills to address opioids. The first bill will limit first-time opioid prescriptions. The second …

Restoring Gas Heat in Rhode Island Could Take a Week or More

National Grid began the painstaking process Tuesday of going door-to-door to restore natural gas service to about 7,000 Rhode Island customers who were without heat on a day when temperatures weren’t expected to rise above freezing. The effort in Newport …

Rhode Island Auto Body Shop Legislation Goes Into Effect

Updated legislation regarding the use of aftermarket parts in the repair of motor vehicles, passed by the Rhode Island General Assembly in June, has become law without Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo’s signature. Rhode Island law allows bills passed by …

Surplus Lines Bill Among Laws Vetoed by R.I. Governor As She Clears Desk

Among the three laws vetoed by Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo as she cleared her desk of all pending legislation last week was a bill relating to surplus lines insurance. The bill – 2018 – H 7909 Substitute A – …

Rhode Island Governor Signs More Than 100 Bills, Vetoes Three

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo cleared her desk of all pending legislation, signing more than 100 bills while vetoing three others. The Providence Journal reports that the Democratic governor vetoed bills that would have made it a felony to socially …

Rhode Island General Assembly Passes Auto Body Shop Bill

The Rhode Island General Assembly has passed H-8013/S-2679, which aims to effectively ban the use of aftermarket parts in the repair of vehicles. The bill is now awaiting Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo’s action. If signed, the legislation provides that …

Hundreds of Utility Crews in Maine as Power Outages Continue

Hundreds of out-of-state utility crews are in Maine to help the state recover from a strong storm that pounded the Northeast and left about 1.5 million homes and businesses without power. Maine was one of the hardest hit states with …

Drought May Have Aided Storm That Walloped Maine, Northeast

Drought conditions across much of Maine may have contributed to the large numbers of trees that toppled during a storm that walloped the Northeast this week, officials said. The storm cut power to nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses in …