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Don’t Rush the Rules!

After every election, the Rhode Island House and Senate set their rules. Those rules determine everything from when a bill can be introduced, to how a legislator can cast their vote. Over the course of decades in the House of Representatives, those rules have been used to consolidate power in the hands of the Speaker.

General Assembly to put votes online, in real time

A move toward a more transparent legislative process from common Cause Rhode Island

Two Tales of Open Government

the state legislature pushed through a law restricting collective bargaining rights for public workers, Common Cause reports

Clearer water in the Ocean State

Common Cause Rhode Island worked with other government reform groups to put committee votes online.

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