Wednesday, May 8, 2013
House Bill 5969 would add relocation expenses to the list of compensation as part of an effort to keep families safe.
Wednesday, May 8
A legislative proposal co-sponsored by Riverside Rep. Joy Hearn (D-63) will strengthen Rhode Island's Crime Victims Compensation Program. House Bill 5969 amends the emergency fund for victims section in the criminal injuries compensation statute to add relocation expenses. The proposal calls for emergency compensation for relocation costs not to exceed $2,500. The section already allows for emergency compensation for burial and crime scene clean-up expenses. Often for victims of violent crime, rebuilding their lives means finding a new place to live. This amendment will help families afford safe shelter. “This legislative proposal will change lives, and could quite possibly save them,” said RI Treasurer Gina Raimondo who announced the…
Monday, April 1, 2013
Rep. Joy Hearn represents Barrington and Riverside in the RI House.
Monday, April 1
Rep. Joy Hearn (D – Dist. 66, Barrington, East Providence) will host another constituent forum today. The forum will take place at the Riverside branch library in East Providence at 475 Bullocks Point Ave. It will run from 6 to 7:30 pm. Hearn, a Deputy Majority Leader, said she hosts the forums "to continue her quest for feedback and to inform residents about the work" she’s been doing at the Rhode Island State House. Hearn, in her third term after being elected in 2008, serves on the House Finance Committee and Municipal Government Committee.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
State Rep. Joy Hearn of Barrington and Riverside to hold a forum next Monday evening, Feb. 4.
Tuesday, January 29
Rep. Joy Hearn (D – Dist. 66, Barrington, East Providence) will hold a "constituents' forum" next Monday evening, Feb. 4. The session will take place in the Barrington Public Library, 281 County Road. It will run from 6 to 7:30 pm. “I love hearing from my constituents," said Hearn. "As a legislator, it’s important for me to keep up with the issues that are happening at the district level." “Anyone in my district is welcome to come to this meeting to ask what I can do for them as their representative and discuss legislation under consideration by the General Assembly," she said. Hearn serves on the powerful House Finance Committee. She also is a deputy majority leader with close ties to House Speaker Gordon Fox.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Joy Hearn, the state representative for Riverside and Barrington, to sit again on the powerful House Finance Committee and to serve as a deputy majority leader.
Sunday, January 27
State Rep. Joy Hearn (D – Dist. 66, Barrington, East Providence) has been re-appointed to the powerful House Committee on Finance and appointed to the Committee on Municipal Government. Hearn, one of the representatives who nominated Gordon Fox to be re-elected Speaker of the House, also will serve as a deputy majority leader. Fox made the appointments during the second week of the legislative session. “I am honored to be chosen by Speaker Fox to sit on these two committees,” Hearn said in a press release. “Overseeing Rhode Island’s ever-changing financial picture is a responsibility I do not take lightly. I look forward to embarking upon the many challenges this legislative session will undoubtedly bring.” Hearn also has been appointed as…
Friday, May 11, 2012
The lifelong conservative Republican to officially declare on Monday his candidacy for the District 66 House seat that serves Riverside and Barrington residents.
Manfred "Fred" Diel says: “It’s all about the economy. If you fix it, all of the other things will come around.” And the Barrington resident believes that the turn-around will start by bringing manufacturing jobs back to Rhode Island. “Then the manufacturers will hire full-time employees, which automatically brings in tax revenue with payroll taxes and decreases the state’s unemployment rate,” he said. Diel, a Republican, is running for the District 66 seat in the state House, which represents parts of Barrington and Riverside. He will officially kick off his campaign for the seat held right now by Joy Hearn of Barrington on Monday, May 14. He has scheduled a 5 pm kickoff event at Billy’s restaurant on Maple Avenue. “It is time for a new …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The representative is hosting a constituent forum on Monday, April 30, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Riverside Public Library.
As a result of the release of 2010 U.S. Census data and the redistricting process that followed, Rep. Joy Hearn (D-Dist. 66, Barrington, East Providence) wants to hear from her new Riverside constituents, according to a press release from her office. The representative is hosting a constituent forum on Monday, April 30, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Riverside Public Library to gain insight into what her constituents see as priorities for state government, reads the release. “I welcome my Riverside constituents to stop by the library with their thoughts and ideas about issues facing our state,” she said. “Residents’ input has been important in my work in the General Assembly. I look forward to meeting and working with the residents of …
The East Providence representatives are backing a bill that would provide full-day kindergarten funding for up to four districts.
Rep. Joy Hearn (D-Dist. 66, Barrington, East Providence) hopes to help close Rhode Island’s achievement gap in early education by backing a bill that would provide full-day kindergarten funds for four Rhode Island school districts, according to a press release from her office. The legislation would allow the commissioner of elementary and secondary education to determine which districts would receive the funds. The state education department would then report on the progress of the program by May 1 of each following year, reads the release. “A quality, full-day kindergarten program reaps benefits for all students,” Representative Hearn said. “We need Rhode Island’s students to be prepared to meet the expectations of an education that grows…