PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Senate sponsor of Rhode Island legislation that imposes new rules on accountability and ethics on quasi-public agencies says he will reintroduce the bill next year after the governor vetoed it.
Sen. James Sheehan said Tuesday he is disappointed with Gov. Lincoln Chafee's veto. He says the bill is designed to ensure that quasi-public agencies like the Rhode Island Airport Corp. and the Turnpike and Bridge Authority are accountable to the public.
Chafee said in his veto message he supports bolstering accountability and transparency and would consider a reworked bill. But he said that as written, the legislation would immediately render several agencies "noncompliant with (the) law and unable to fulfill their statutory purposes."
Sheehan says Chafee's administration should have pointed out earlier what he called a "technical problem."
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Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.