Critical workforce – op-ed in Boston Globe

Underfunded non-profits and underpaid workers mean the state needs to re-examine the rates we pay for critical services. “The state sets and pays rates for healthcare and social services. Nursing home care, early intervention services, child care and community-based supports for elderly and disabled Rhode Islanders are covered by Medicaid or other state-funded programs. Workers […]

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Include the community in the state takeover of PPSD – Boston Globe letter to the editor

Here Rebecca’s letter to the editor to the Boston Globe published 8/19/2019: As a mom, and a state legislator, I am cautiously optimistic about the opportunity presented by the impending state takeover of Providence schools. However, it is key for the success of our schools and our communities that students be at the center of any process. […]

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