RI Senate greater part chief battles neighbors around making job

NARRAGANSETT — Senate Bulk Chief Michael McCaffrey has been on equally sides of the fight to

NARRAGANSETT — Senate Bulk Chief Michael McCaffrey has been on equally sides of the fight to enable property owners to build “in-legislation residences” on their properties for their aged and, in some scenarios, ailing kin.

In two years, he’s long gone from winner to not-so-pleased neighbor of a proposed “accent relatives dwelling device” up coming doorway to his summer time residence in Narragansett. 

As a point out lawmaker, McCaffrey co-sponsored a 2019 regulation to broaden the definition of “spouse and children member” to permit more householders to grow their houses in purchase to consider in kin who may perhaps be battling physically or economically on their personal.

The regulation was hailed at the time as a key piece in the Senate’s “Building a A lot more Vibrant Rhode Island” deal and a way to deal with the state’s housing-affordability crisis.