Thursday, April 4, 2013
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Rhode Island Chapter held a press conference last week to show support for gun control legislation.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Rhode Island Chapter, held a press conference last Thursday at the State House to show support for gun legislation, including the gun registration bill, 5573, introduced by State Rep. Linda Finn Linda Finn (D-Dist. 72, Middletown, Portsmouth). “We will no longer stay silent knowing that every day eight children are killed by gun violence in the United States,” said Aida Neary of Moms Demand Action at the conference. “The Newtown children were all our children. It is sad that it took 20 children for us to open our eyes and realize that all children who die from gun violence are our children. The event corresponded with the National Day of Action with events all across the country advocating for …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
A letter to Rep. Linda Finn about her gun registration bill
Friday, March 1, 2013
Hundreds of gun rights advocates gathered at the State House protesting legislation introduced by Rep. Linda Finn of Middletown that would require gun owners to register with local police departments.
Several hundred gun advocates showed up at the State House on Thursday afternoon to oppose a gun registration bill introduced by Representative Linda Finn (D-Middletown, Portsmouth). Under the legislation (2013-H 5573), anyone who possesses a firearm would be required to register the gun with local police for a $100 fee. Failure to do so would result in up to three years in prison and fines of up to $3,000. Currently, Rhode Island does not require registration or licensing for gun ownership. “The most obvious flaw in this legislation is that it is entirely contrary to the language and spirit of federal firearms law, the Brady Bill," said State Rep. Doreen Costa (R-North Kingstown, Exeter) at the rally. The Brady Handgun Violence …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The proposed legislation would require anyone who possesses a firearm to register the gun with their local police
Updated Mar. 1: Several hundred gun advocates rallied at the State House on Thursday, Feb. 28 against the bill. To read the story, click here. Representative Linda Finn (D-Dist. 72, Middletown, Portsmouth) has introduced legislation aimed at enabling police to better track guns in their communities. The legislation would require gun owners to register their weapons with their local police or the state police, and allow police to keep copies of applications for gun purchases sent to them for background checks. “It’s surprising that Rhode Island doesn’t already do this," said Finn. "Our current law requires background checks, a seven-day waiting period and applications for anyone who wants to buy a gun, but actually requires police to …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Rep. Finn will serve on two committees.
Monday, January 14
The following is from a press release. Rep. Linda Finn (D-Dist. 72, Middletown, Portsmouth) has been appointed to the House Corporations and Small Business Committees. The assignments were announced today by House Speaker Gordon D. Fox. The Corporations Committee handles legislation and matters relating to financial institutions, business regulation, property and casualty insurance and consumer protection. The Small Business Committee reviews legislation relating to the streamlining of licenses and permits, eliminating or decreasing bureaucratic steps and delays and uncoordinated or duplicative reviews and filings, and reducing associated added costs to businesses. Representative Finn, owner of Linda Finn Garden Design, is serving her …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
In a session full of pomp, circumstance, family and friends, the members of the 2013-14 General Assembly convene for the first time.
On Tuesday, Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis administered the oath of office to the 75 House members and 38 Senators. House Speaker Gordon D. Fox and Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed were reelected to their leadership roles. Representing Middletown constituents, Rep. Linda Finn, Rep. Marvin L. Abney, Rep Deborah L. Ruggiero and State Senator Louis DiPalma were formally sworn in as part of the ceremony.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The final results for 2012 Middletown Elections
After nearly a two day wait, the final election results are in from the Rhode Island Board of Elections. The complete election results can be found on the bottom of the article. Here are some highlights: Middletown Town Council, More than Half the Seats Change There will be four new faces on the seven member council. Three councilors were not re-elected, including Council President Arthur Weber as well as Councilors Antone Viveiros and Edward Silveira. Richard Cambra did not run for re-election. Voters re-elected Bruce Long, Christopher Semonelli and Barbara Vonvillas for the two year term. Former council members Theresa Santos, Robert Sylvia, and Paul Rodrigues, a former council president, also won seats, along with Richard Adams…
The final results are expected Thursday afternoon
Although the Board of Elections was busy counting the 25,000 absentee ballots on Wednesday, they were unable to finish by the end of the day, which leaves candidates in tight races still uncertain about the results. Two candidates that are anxiously awaiting those results are State House Representative Dan Reilly in District 72 which serves Middletown and sections of Portsmouth, as well his challenger Linda Finn. Without the absentee votes, Finn is up by 87 votes. The results from those mail-in ballots are expected by Thursday afternoon. “At this point, I am anxiously awaiting the results of the mail ballots, which I do believe will make this race even closer, if not successful for me,” said Reilly. Finn won Middletown by 296 votes but …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The final results are expected this afternoon.
[update Wed 4:00 p.m.: The Board of Elections has announced results from the absentee ballots will not be made available until Thursday afternoon] As the Board of Elections tallies the absentee ballots today, incumbent State House of Representatives candidate Dan Reilly, District 72 (Middletown, Portsmouth), remains optimistic about the race. “At this point, I am anxiously awaiting the results of the mail ballots, which I do believe will make this race even closer, if not successful for me,” said Reilly. Although challenger Linda Finn of Middletown leads by 87 votes, the absentee ballots are still outstanding. Between the two towns, over 1700 voters requested a mail-in ballot. The Board of Elections said an official count will be available…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Candidates running for democratic seats walked the campaign trail last weekend in Middletown.
Linda Finn, who is running for a House seat against incumbent Daniel Reilly hit the campaign trail along with fellow democrat incumbents State Senator Lou DiPalma and Congressman David Cicilline. The candidates went door to door around Easton's Point neighborhood in Middletown last weekend. DiPalma said he plans to take this weekend off from campaigning, in order to celebrate his oldest daughter's wedding. The bride, Middletown School Committee Member, Kellie DiPalma, is no stranger to the campaign trail herself. She walked the trail with her father in 2010 and she is back on the ballot this year. Finn said she plans to go back out this weekend, but has not narrowed down the neighborhood. She has constituents in Newport, Portsmouth as…