Monday, March 18, 2013
Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) has been appointed to the House Committee on Judiciary.
Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) has been appointed to the House Committee on Judiciary. The appointment was announced this week by the Speaker of the House Gordon D. Fox. The House Committee on Judiciary considers all bills affecting the penal code, judicial system, ethics, open meetings, access to public records and election laws. With the appointment to Judiciary, Representative Canario, who is serving his first term in the House of Representatives, will no longer be a member of the House Committee on Small Business. He will continue to serve as a member of the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Senator Louis DiPalma and State Rep. Dennis Canario will report on current legislative issues and the progress of the General Assembly on March 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Little Compton Community Center on the Commons.
Friday, February 1, 2013
A bill introduced recently by Rep. Dennis Canario would place a cap on private services for special education students in public schools and help keep budgets down.
A bill recently introduced by Rep. Dennis Canario would cap cost increases by private providers for special education services in public schools, keeping them in line with local budgets. Canario (D-Dist. 71) learned of the stress placed on local budgets from cost increases by private providers after working with members of the Tiverton School Committee. Canario, who has been who sought out his help to address the issue, said the answer “is not short-changing special needs students or trimming back other areas of a school budget to cover higher special education costs. It is finding a way to keep those outside costs from rising so much, so often.” Legislation introduced by Canario, 2013-H 5203, would prohibit private educational service …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Tiverton's legislators told the Town Council on Monday that any plans to subvert tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge would need to fill a $17 million funding gap.
Tiverton's legislative delegation told the Town Council on Monday that any efforts to undermine the the placement of tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge would need to address a $17 million annual funding shortfall. According to Sen. Louis P. DiPalma, to maintain Newport County's four bridges - the Newport Pell Bridge, Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge, Mt. Hope Bridge, and the Sakonnet - will cost the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) $38 million annually over the next 10 years. Effectively, the revenues from a Sakonnet River Bridge toll would do more to pay for maintenance projects on the RITBA's other older bridges, as the Sakonnet River Bridge is a state-of-the-art new construction, said Rep. John G. Edwards (D-Dist. Dist. 70…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Rep. Canario will serve on two committees.
The following is from a press release. Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Little Compton, Portsmouth and Tiverton), who is serving his first term in the House of Representatives, has been appointed to two standing committees for the 2013-2014 legislative session. Committee appointments were announced last week by Speaker of the House Gordon D. Fox. Representative Canario will serve on the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare and the House Committee on Small Business. The House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare considers all bills affecting the health care system, public education, human services and children and families. The House Committee on Small Business reviews matters relating to the streamlining of licenses …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
In a session full of pomp, circumstance, family and friends, the members of the 2013-14 General Assembly convene for the first time.
Newly elected Tiverton Rep. Dennis Canario (District 71) was sworn into office at an official ceremony this week alongside the states other first-term legislators. Rep. Gordon Fox (D-Providence) was returned to the House speakership by a vote of 66-6, with 3 abstentions. Across the way, in the Senate chambers, 38 senators were sworn in, including Sen. Dawson Hodgson (R-E.G., N.K., S.K., Narr.), and Sen. Leonidas Raptakis (D-Coventry, E.G., W.G.). Sen. Teresa Paiva-Weed (D-Newport, Jamestown) regained the presidency, with Hodgson casting the lone "nay" vote.