Politics http://ripr.org en 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: 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 Rhody Votes '14: Republicans for Governor Debate http://ripr.org/post/rhody-votes-14-republicans-governor-debate <p>The Republican candidates running for governor took part in a special, live edition of The Political Roundtable. Ken Block and Allan Fung answered questions from our moderators and asked each other questions.</p><p>You can hear the program in its three segments here:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:25:33 +0000 RIPR Staff 36793 at http://ripr.org Rhody Votes '14: Republicans for Governor Debate Despite Objections, Hearing Into Possible 38 Studios' Lobbying Violations Moves Ahead http://ripr.org/post/despite-objections-hearing-possible-38-studios-lobbying-violations-moves-ahead <p>A lawyer for Michael Corso, who was involved in talks to bring 38 Studios from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, on Friday challenged the legal basis for a hearing into whether Corso violated state lobbying laws.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:56:41 +0000 Ian Donnis 36580 at http://ripr.org 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 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 Rhody Votes '14: Dems for Governor Debate http://ripr.org/post/rhody-votes-14-dems-governor-debate <p>The Democratic candidates running for governor took part in a special, live edition of The Political Roundtable. Todd Giroux, Clay Pell, Gina Raimondo and Angel Taveras answered questions from our moderators and asked each other questions.&nbsp;</p><p>You can hear the program in its three segments here:</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:25:43 +0000 Catherine Welch 36435 at http://ripr.org Rhody Votes '14: Dems for Governor Debate Rhody Votes '14 http://ripr.org/post/rhody-votes-14 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:57:59 +0000 RIPR Newsroom 36430 at http://ripr.org Whitehouse Leading Efforts To Keep Federal Highway Trust Afloat http://ripr.org/post/whitehouse-leading-efforts-keep-federal-highway-trust-afloat <p>Lawmakers are running out of time to shore up money for the Federal Highway Trust Fund. U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is helping spearhead efforts.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:48:52 +0000 John Bender 36385 at http://ripr.org Whitehouse Leading Efforts To Keep Federal Highway Trust Afloat Judge Set To Hear First Settlement Case Out Of 38 Studios Lawsuit http://ripr.org/post/judge-set-hear-first-settlement-case-out-38-studios-lawsuit <p>A Superior Court judge is scheduled Tuesday to consider the first settlement growing out of the state’s lawsuit over 38 Studios. The settlement calls for the state to get a payment of $4.3 million.</p><p></p><p>After 38 Studios went bankrupt in 2012, the state sued 14 defendants to try to cut down the roughly $90 million owed by taxpayers. The first proposed settlement in the case was announced late last month. It involves the law firm of Moses Afonso Ryan, which served as bond counsel for the ill-fated 38 Studios project.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:41:12 +0000 Ian Donnis 36384 at http://ripr.org