Political Roundtable http://ripr.org en Political Roundtable: Rep. Abney on Newport Grand, Speaker Mattiello & The Sale Of The Projo http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-rep-abney-newport-grand-speaker-mattiello-sale-projo <p>The odds of table games coming to Newport, the sale of The Providence Journal, and diversity in the General</p><p></p><p>Assembly – those are the topics this week on the Political Roundtable with our guest Newport Rep. Marvin Abney and special host Rhode Island Public Radio news director Catherine Welch.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Catherine Welch & Scott MacKay 37226 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Rep. Abney on Newport Grand, Speaker Mattiello & The Sale Of The Projo Political Roundtable: Fecteau on Why He's Running Against David Cicilline http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-fecteau-why-hes-running-against-david-cicilline <p></p><p>Matt Fecteau, the Democratic primary challenger to Congressman David Cicilline, joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss his campaign; the departure of Lorne Adrain from the Providence mayoral race; this week's Republican gubernatorial debate at RIPR; and how to reduce violent crime in Rhode Island.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 36878 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Fecteau on Why He's Running Against David Cicilline Bonus Q&A: Fecteau on Jobs, Campaign Finance, Veterans & Running for Congress http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-fecteau-jobs-campaign-finance-veterans-running-congress <p>First Congressional District candidate Matt Fecteau joins Bonus Q+A to discuss his Democratic primary run against Congressman David Cicilline and related issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 36891 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: de Ramel on Lobbyists, Newport Grand & The Race for Governor http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-de-ramel-lobbyists-newport-grand-race-governor <p></p><p>Democratic secretary of state candidate Guillaume de Ramel joins Political Roundtable to discuss his campaign; disclosure shortcomings involving lobbyists; the Democratic race for governor; and other issues.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 36517 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: de Ramel on Lobbyists, Newport Grand & The Race for Governor Bonus Q&A: de Ramel on His Run for Secretary of State & More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-de-ramel-his-run-secretary-state-more <p>Democratic secretary of state candidate Guillaume de Ramel joined Bonus Q+A this week to discuss his run campaign and a host of related issues, including business regulation, early voting, and how to encourage more political competition.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 36532 at http://ripr.org Bonus Q+A: RI ACLU Director Steve Brown On Supreme Court And RI General Assembly http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-ri-aclu-director-steve-brown-supreme-court-and-ri-general-assembly <p>The US Supreme Court made two high-profile decisions this week, and civil liberties again made for a hotly debate subject at the General Assembly this year. The head of the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, Steve Brown, stopped by our studios to discuss those and other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:32:43 +0000 Ian Donnis 36232 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Brown on Civil Liberties, the General Assembly, and the Hobby Lobby Decision http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-brown-civil-liberties-general-assembly-and-hobby-lobby-decision <p></p><p>Steve Brown, executive director of the Rhode Island chapter of the ACLU, joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss a new law instituting harsher sentences for gang-related crime; the 2014 session of the General Assembly; the US Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision; and why the ACLU opposes the convening of a constitutional convention.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 36120 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Brown on Civil Liberties, the General Assembly, and the Hobby Lobby Decision Political Roundtable: Smiley on Block vs. Fung; the Budget, 38 Studios & More http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-smiley-block-vs-fung-budget-38-studios-more <p></p><p>State Republican Chairman Mark Smiley joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss the GOP gubernatorial primary between Allan Fung and Ken Block; the budget signed into law by Governor Lincoln Chafee; the outlook for electing more Republicans to the General Assembly; and the latest developments on 38 Studios.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 35461 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Smiley on Block vs. Fung; the Budget, 38 Studios & More Bonus Q+A: RI GOP's Smiley on the 2014 Outlook for Republicans http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-ri-gops-smiley-2014-outlook-republicans <p>State Republican chairman Mark Smiley joins us on Bonus Q+A this week to discuss the GOP gubernatorial primary, the outlook for gaining more legislative seats and other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 35469 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Shekarchi on the Budget, 38 Studios, Education & 2014 http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-shekarchi-budget-38-studios-education-2014 <p></p><p>State Representative Joseph Shekarchi (D-Warwick) joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss the House budget; 38 Studios; the latest findings about public school performance in Rhode Island; and a new entry in the race for lieutenant governor.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 35018 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Shekarchi on the Budget, 38 Studios, Education & 2014