Independent mayoral candidate Buddy Cianci released his plan for Providence Public Schools this week.
Noting that Providence students score well below average on standardized state tests, the former mayor, and twice convicted felon, focused on the need to provide quality education to all of the city’s children.
If voters re-elect him, Cianci said he would give principals more autonomy, echoing a move already afoot in the district towards a policy known as “site-based management.” He proposed giving each school a
Independent Providence mayoral candidate Buddy Cianci today filed a complaint with the Rhode Island Board of Elections against an East Side group, Priorities PVD, an independent political committee that has been running anti-Cianci advertising.
The complaint, which also names Cianci’s Democratic opponent, former city Housing Court Judge Jorge Elorza, and asserts that the group has formed a political action committee without filing required documents with the state election board and the secretary of state’s office. Cianci also claims that the group has coordinated with Elorza.
Rhode Islanders go to the polls in less than a week. Their choices, the state’s new leaders, will have to contend with the state’s budget shortfall. A huge chunk of that budget goes to health care.
So, as part of our Rhody Votes ’14 coverage, Rhode Island Public Radio health care reporter Kristin Gourlay asks some of the state’s top health care stakeholders what steps those newly elected leaders can take to help.
Former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn is scheduled to endorse Buddy Cianci’s Providence mayoral campaign tonight at a fundraiser at the Rosario Society in Providence. Flynn is no stranger to Providence residents of a certain age; he was a standout college basketball player at Providence College who later played for the Boston Celtics. He also was ambassador to the Vatican during Bill Clinton’s administration and is a national spokesman for Roman Catholic issues, especially anti-abortion causes.
Three of Rhode Island's top former federal prosecutors staged a news conference Tuesday to discuss Providence mayoral candidate Buddy Cianci's criminal record and their concerns about his latest attempt to win back control of City Hall.
Today is Columbus Day, the holiday honoring explorer Christopher Columbus. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay explains why it’s the day political calendar signals crunch time in the Providence mayoral race.
As revelers feast on sausage and peppers and celebrate Rhode Island’s storied Italian-American culture on Federal Hill, the three candidates vying to be the capital city’s mayor will be stumping for votes.
Providence Republican mayoral candidate Daniel Harrop joins Political Roundtable to talk about his campaign; the outlook for Jorge Elorza and Buddy Cianci; the intensifying battle between Gina Raimondo and Allan Fung; and the state Board of Elections' decision in favor of the RI Democratic Party.
Republican Providence mayoral candidate Daniel Harrop joins Bonus Q+A this week to talk about the race for City Hall, including whether he'll get out of the race to help Jorge Elorza, and whether concerns about Buddy Cianci winning the race are hurting Elorza's fundraising.
Providence mayoral candidate Buddy Cianci is walking back an earlier assertion that he won’t take campaign contributions from city employees. Rival candidate Jorge Elorza is calling on Cianci to return about $18,000 in donations from city employees.
This is Cianci speaking during a September 17 debate, sounding unequivocal. While criticizing the amount of openness at City Hall, he rejected the idea of accepting city employees’ campaign contributions.
"There’s been no transparency and by the way, I haven’t taken a dime from any city worker nor do I intend to."