Rare Fall Legislative Session Unlikely in Rhode Island… Now That It Might Do Some Good


Any Rhode Islander who spent the summer worrying about looming mischief during the rare fall legislative session proposed for the General Assembly back in June can probably breathe more easily now that the season has arrived.  On the first day of autumn, the Speaker of the House, Democrat Nicholas Mattiello, told the Providence Journal that his chamber’s reconvening before the start of the 2016 session is “becoming less and less likely because we don’t have the information ready to move on it at this point in time.”

Of the many bills left on the table from the regular session, the most controversial ones custom-made to serve the local construction industry–particularly construction labor unions, whose members would be flush with government-funded work—failed to regain momentum.

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