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  • Analysis: The incredible bipartisan, kumbaya moment for criminal justice reform

    When George W. Bush was governor of Texas, the state built 38 new prisons, and the state's annual corrections expenditure jumped by a billion dollars, a 71 percent increase (1.4 to 2.4). That's what it was to be tough on crime.
  • Congress Oks renaming post office for Rhode Island nun

    Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed says legislation to name a post office in Providence for the late community activist Sister Ann Keefe has passed in Congress. The legislation to honor the Roman Catholic nun known for her charitable work was sponsored by the...

    Historian retires; climate foes back chem bill

    Senate historian Donald Ritchie is stepping down from his "front-row seat to the best show in town." That is the tradition, scandal and scholarly debate of the United States Senate, which Ritchie has observed and written about for all four decades the...

    Whitehouse proposes extended military foreclosure protection

    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse says he has introduced legislation to help protect military service members from losing their homes to foreclosure. The Rhode Island Democrat said Saturday he has introduced a bill to extend one that is due to expire this year....

    Senate panel advances bill to overhaul chemical regulation

    A bipartisan bill to update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years won approval from a Senate committee Tuesday, moving it closer to a vote in the full Senate. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved...