Nursing Home Staff Vaccination

With 1 month to go before the deadline for the vaccination mandate of health care workers, and 4 months until the mandatory staffing minimum. This takes a look at the most recent 8/26 release of nursing home data from CMS showing vaccinations numbers as of 8/15.

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2021Q2 - RI Political Expenditures

Diving into 2021-Q2 Campaign Expenditures, this recent quarter saw a jump in spending totaling $1,481,048.38 spent in 5,099 transactions across 33 different states. These include aggregate expenditure, campaign expenditure, repayment of loans and refunds of contributions.

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2020 Census - Housing

Using 2010 & 2020 Census Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) this takes a look at changes in total number of houses and percent of houses vacant for each City/Town in Rhode Island. As well as looking at what % of homes are listed on Airbnb.

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2020 Census - Legislative Districts

Last week the first data drop for the 2020 census kicked off, this post takes a look at tables and maps showing the 610 (State Legislative District Upper) & 620 (State Legislative District Lower) sum levels, and the change between the 2012 ACS & 2020 Decennial Redistricting Files (PL 94-171).

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2021Q2 - RI Political Contributions

The 2021-Q2 campaign finance data was released earlier this month. Rhode Island politicians pulled in $3,420,440.08 dollars from 11,680 records, more than double the previous quarter's amount.

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Breakdown of the 2021 Legislative Session

This infographic(ish) graphic shows the Rhode Island General Assembly's total number of session days each year and the total number of floor votes broken down by chamber. Senate data prior to 2016 is blank due to them not having any floor votes listed on the website.

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2021 Overdose Deaths

Date Category Viz Tags health

Rhode Island Dept. of Health has stopped updating most of the datasets around overdoses like tracking fentanyl, drug type, age, gender and emergency room visits. Currently this is the only updated dataset, total deaths by month, though numbers 4 months back are still pending. The blue bar shows full-year data up to 2021, the green bar shows YTD as of the most recent non-pending month for 2021.

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2021 Bills Held for Study

Bills in Rhode Island face a big hurdle, making it out of committee and not being "Held for Further Study". Once a bill is introduced and sent to committee, the first vote it recieves is whether or not it should be "Held for Further Study". A bill held for further study is indefinitely postpone, however can be considered again by committee with approval from the speaker. This looks at fate of all the bills in 2021 and how many have made it past being held to continue down the legislative pipeline.

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