On Wednesday, March 13th at 5:03 p.m. the leadership of the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee declared the previous night’s vote on resolution H 5498 null and void in an unprecedented move. The resolution authorizes a referendum vote to restore the Ethics Commission’s longstanding oversight of legislative conflicts of interest. (Longer explanation.)

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Take action now!

  • Call Speaker Matiello’s Office at 401-222-2447 and ask him to release the ethics resolution.
  • Tweet @rihouseofreps and ask them why they’re taking such an unprecedented step. Be sure to tag it with #ethicsheldhostage .
  • Follow @commoncauseri for the latest updates on this outrage.