NEWPORT COUNTY LEGISLATORS FORUM – APRIL 2, 9:45 AM – 11: 15 AM

The League of Women Voters® of Newport County, Rhode Island  http://www.lwvri.org/

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS SPONSORING

NEWPORT COUNTY LEGISLATORS FORUM

APRIL 2, 9:45 AM – 11: 15 AM

For the first time since the Assembly began its 2016 session, Newport County’s State House delegation will meet as a group with the citizens of Newport County. The meeting, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Newport County, will take place Saturday, April 2, from 9:45 – 11:15 am at the Newport Public Library, in the Program Room, 300 Spring St., Newport.

league_of_women_voters

All of the legislators representing Newport County were invited. At the time of this press release the following legislators are attending: are: Sen. Louis DiPalma, Sen. John Pagliarini, Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed, Rep. Dennis Canario, Rep. Lauren Carson, Rep. Daniel Reilly, and Rep. Deborah Ruggiero.

League member Erin O’Gara Dollard will moderate the forum. Legislators will open the program with a brief statement. There will be questions prepared by the League on issues such as ethics, education, improving voting procedures, women’s health, as well as questions from the audience. In the past, these events have offered lively conversation and a valuable exchange of ideas between legislators and their constituents.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Susan Wells, phone: 378-7595 or email: swells229@yahoo.com    http://www.lwvri.org/

MARCH 23 9:30 AM – 11: 00 AM Free Forum – League of Women Voters

THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS®
OF NEWPORT COUNTY, RHODE ISLAND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS SPONSORING NEWPORT COUNTY LEGISLATORS FORUM

MARCH 23 from 9:30 AM – 11: 00 AM

For the first time since the Assembly began its 2013 session, Newport County’s
State House delegation will meet as a group with the citizens of Newport
County.

The meeting, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Newport
County, will take place Saturday, March 23 from 9:30 – 11:00 am at the Potter
League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane in Middletown.

To date legislators attending are: Sen. Louis DiPalma, Sen. Christopher Ottiano,
Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed,Rep. Marvin Abney, Rep.Canario, Rep. John Edwards,
Rep. Linda Finn and Rep. Peter Martin.

League member Patty MacLeish will moderate the forum. Legislators will open
the program with a brief statement about their priorities for this legislative
session. There will be questions prepared by the League on issues such as ethics,
education, gun control, as well as questions from the audience. In the past, these
events have offered lively conversation and a valuable exchange of ideas
between legislators and their constituents.

This event is free and open to the public. 

For more information contact Susan Wells, 846-9537.

Newport City Council Candidates Forum Thursday, October 18, 7:00 PM!

Logo 2
ALN Public Forum
 
Quick Links:




Like us on Facebook

Alliance For A Livable Newport
Presents:

Newport City Council Candidates Forum

Thursday, October 18
7:00 PM
(doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Newport City Council Chambers
Newport City Hall
43 Broadway, Newport, RI

Alliance For A Livable Newport, with the support of the League of Women Voters Rhode Island Education Fund, will host the candidates for the contested Newport City Council seats – At Large and First Ward. The candidates will be questioned about key issues facing the City of Newport now and in the near future. Come hear the candidates’ views as you make your voting decisions for the November elections.

 Free and Open to the Public

Alliance for a Livable Newport             
Isabel Griffith, President   info@newportalliance.org

 

 

 
Enhanced by Zemanta

March 20 from 5:30-7:00 pm ALN League of Women Voters Workshop

The Alliance for a Livable Newport and the League of Women Voters, Newport County, will host a workshop March 20 from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Newport Public Library, Rotary Room, 300 Spring Street, to discuss the financial impact of Race to the Top and the particulars of the new Rhode Island school funding formula.
*Space for this workshop is very limited. The Rotary room at the Newport Public Library will hold two dozen people. Please come early to make sure of a seat.

Funding Our Schools-Rhode Island’s Role in Supporting Local Education

Until the passage of new legislation in June 2010, Rhode Island was one of only two states that did not use a funding formula to help support local school districts. Rhode Island’s new funding formula has been in place for almost two years, and the state has also received new federal monies as part of the Race to the Top grant. What exactly is a funding formula and what does this all mean to local school districts?

Alda Rego, Rhode Island Department of Education‘s Director of Finance, and Kristen Cole, RIDE’s Senior Finance Officer, will explain how Rhode Island’s school funding formula affects local community school funding and how the school district’s demographics are factored into the funding formula. Representatives of the Newport School District will be on hand to discuss the impact of these programs on its funding. There will also be a discussion of how the Race to the Top funds are being used by RIDE to strengthen public education in Rhode Island.   There will be time for questions after the presentations.

The League of Women Voters believes that the state has an important role in funding education,” says Susan Wells, president of the League of Women Voters of Newport County. “Citizens need to understand how the formula works and why it is important. There is more to it than grumbling about how much more or less a district receives under the new formula. We hope this workshop will be a concrete step in forming a basic understanding of what is at stake.”

Information on Rhode Island’s funding formula is available at RIDE’s Web site:

http://www.ride.ri.gov/Finance/Funding/FundingFormula/  

  • Please  join us for this informative event.
  • Free and Open to the Public
  • For more information or to submit questions,  please e-mail:
  • Info@allianceforlivablenewport.org
Alliance for a Livable Newport
Isabel Griffith, President
Enhanced by Zemanta

Social Widgets powered by AB-WebLog.com.