Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, was shot Wednesday along with several others during a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.
The shooting in Alexandria in which several people were wounded sent shockwaves through both sides of the aisle.
“In all good conscience, I will not be waiving my right to keep my personnel file private,” the top State House staffer said.
The House Finance Committee will unveil and immediately vote on the roughly $9-billion tax-and-spending plan.
“Mr. Gallison is not an evil person,” his attorney wrote in a document ahead of the former lawmaker’s Friday sentencing.
The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee comes one week after former FBI Director Comey testified.
A spokesman says that while the Clintons “love spending time in Rhode Island,” they have not bought a home in Watch Hill.
The Senate Intelligence Committee announced the hearing will be open to the public, per the attorney general’s request.
Questions continue to swirl about a top Assembly staffer who received free tuition after departing RIC to work at the State House.
He says he disagrees with President Donald Trump, but calls the focus on Russia “a mainstream media attack” on Trump.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in for sharp questioning by senators Tuesday.
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Some, however, have questioned whether the policy should be allowed moving forward.
Lawmakers from each side of the political aisle discuss priorities as the legislative session nears its end.
The new computer system, known as the Rhode Island Modernization System (RIMS), will replace a decades-old system.
The speaker’s plan would eliminate the municipal car tax over the next six years, at a cost to the state of $221 million.
Congressman Cicilline said he trusted Comey more than Trump, while Joe Trillo thought Comey might not have been fully truthful.
Rhode Island’s senior senator asked James Comey about the apparent push for loyalty from the president.
“I’m not going to tell an employee what employment benefits they should or should not utilize,” the House speaker said.
A top senator said the legislation, introduced just this week, was narrowly tailored to ease the Pawtucket facility’s sale.
Comey said he was “confused and increasingly concerned” by Trump’s shifting explanations for firing him.
But the speaker gave no indication he is upset with former Rep. Frank Montanaro Jr. for using a benefit tied to his old job.
James Comey is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday morning.
Former state Rep. Frank Montanaro Jr. said he was entitled to the waivers because he’s been on leave from RIC for three years.