After seven long years, the General Assembly voted to put a question on the November ballot to allow you, the citizens of Rhode Island, to restore the full jurisdiction of the Ethics Commission over legislators.We could not have achieved this milestone without your help! Please be sure to contact your state Representative and Senator and thank them for helping us achieve this goal.
The job is not finished, however. We will be working to make sure all the citizens of Rhode Island understand the value of restoring ethics oversight for our legislature this November. In the meantime, thank you for all the work you've done as a Common Cause supporter to make this day possible.
Victory for Lobbying Reform! Vigorous lobbying (all reported!) by Common Cause resulted in the passage of a statute that contains a clearer and more expansive definition of lobbying, stiffer penalties for non-compliance, and additional reporting requirements for those lobbying the executive branch. Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea's leadership on lobby reform made this win possible!