While the recession rages on in Rhode Island, the state Assembly seems more concerned with things like texting while driving, regulating saltwater fishing, and erasing plantations from the official state name, according to this round-up by The Providence Journal blog. Talk about playing the fiddle while Rome burns.
While the above list may be grabbing all the attention, there actually is a lot on the agenda. A committee-by-committee list of proposed bills is available here. Also, don’t forget to check out the RI Votes section of our Transparency Train for more information.