PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island lieutenant governor Elizabeth Roberts has been in political Siberia for much of the past four years. Now, a new governor is bringing her intro the State House fold.
The profile of Democrat Roberts that emerged in her first term was one of a female Rodney Dangerfield : she didn't get much respect from Republican Governor Don Carcieri or the mostly male cast that prevailed in the Democratic Party until the November election.
Providence, RI – The Executive Director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, Keith Stokes, will provide updates today about the progress of talks involving the location of the American's Cup sailing regatta.
BMW Oracle Racing, winner of last year's America's Cup, will decide the venue of the next race. A representative of the team will be present at today's meeting in North Smithfield.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Watchdog and media groups are urging the Rhode Island State Police to revise its procedures on what crime information is made public.
Their main concerns are that only arrest reports will be made public, blocking police logs and incident reports. And a suspect's employer would also be off-limits.
Scott Pickering is president of the Rhode Island Press Association. He says there are times when employment is relevant, and points to the school teacher who was charged with drinking and driving at 7:00 am.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Reaction to Gov.-elect Lincoln Chafee's cabinet picks, and what's next for John Robitaille. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI Political Reporter Ian Donnis.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A spokesman for Rhode Island Gov.-elect Lincoln Chafee says Chafee and representatives of the Golden Gate Yacht Club all agree that Newport is the "natural home for the America's Cup."
Chafee met privately Thursday with team representatives and with Keith Stokes, head of the state's Economic Development Corp.