Aaron Regunberg

It's starting to feel like winter, but the political beat continues to run hot. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome , and you can follow me through the week on the twitters . Here we go. 1. Watch for the Fight for 15 -- a $15 minimum wage -- to emerge as an issue in the General Assembly's 2017 session. "I can't speak for every progressive in the House, but I know there's a large number of representatives who care passionately about...

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Efforts are already underway to fight potential federal policies from a Donald Trump administration at the state level.

Happy Weekend, and thanks for stopping by. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome , and you can follow me through the week on the twitters . Here we go. 1. The chance that Curt Schilling will take the stand to offer his version of what happened with 38 Studios faded dramatically when he signed on to a $2.5 million insurance settlement announced earlier this week. True, Schilling could still appear as a witness if the state's case against former financial adviser First Southwest goes to...

State Rep. Aaron Regunberg (D-Providence) joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the House of Representatives, racial profiling, the Burrillville power plan proposal, and other issues.

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State Rep. Aaron Regunberg (D-Providence) joins Political Roundtable to discuss the outlook for progressives in the General Assembly after recent primary victories; Governor Raimondo's focus on education; and the latest settlement involving 38 Studios.

The Bottom Line: Should RI Tax Carbon Emissions?

Mar 11, 2016

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line.

State Rep. Aaron Regunberg (D-Providence) joins Bonus Q&A this week to discuss the debate over Syrian refugees, education funding, Providence finances, and much more.

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State Rep. Aaron Regunberg (D-Providence) joins Political Roundtable to discuss mass shootings; the politics of judicial selection; and Governor Raimondo's truck-toll plan.

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In a reaction to the attacks in Paris last Friday, some state lawmakers are sharing their views with Governor Gina Raimondo about whether Syrian refugees should be allowed into the state.

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With 18 new members in the 113-seat General Assembly, On Politics is offering a periodic look at the latest additions to the House and Senate. We continue with Representative Aaron Regunberg (D-Providence), who used his activist background to catapult into the seat previously held by former Speaker Gordon Fox. Age: 24 Occupation: organizer with the Providence Student Union. Party: Democrat Twitter: Two -- count 'em -- two, although he hasn't tweeted in months -- @AaronRegunberg; ...

While pols and pundits lament the lack of competition in R.I. House elections across Rhode Island – almost half of all lawmakers are unopposed – that isn’t the case on Providence’s East Side House District 4. The seat opened up after the incumbent, former House Speaker Gordon Fox, stepped away after his capitol office and home were raided by state and federal agents in March. Fox hasn’t been charged with any crimes yet, but he wisely decided against running again. Three well-qualified...

Aaron Regunberg, a candidate for the state representative seat being vacated by former House speaker Goron Fox, has won the endorsement of Representative Edith Ajello and former rep Nick Tsiongas. Ajello, who lost her post as chair of the House Judiciary Committee after Nicholas Mattiello won the fight to succeed Fox as speaker, is a liberal favorite on Providence's East Side. Tsiongas formerly represented the East Side's Mount Hope and Summit neighborhoods. In a statement, Ajello said, ...

Education activist Aaron Regunberg, one of the founders of the Providence Student Union advocacy group, says he's running for the District 4 state representative seat now held by former House speaker Gordon Fox. Via statement, Regunberg says, “I’m running for State Representative for the Summit, Mount Hope and Blackstone neighborhoods because we need new voices and new leadership in Rhode Island. I’m running to make sure that every one of our public schools is providing the high quality,...

Members of the Providence Student Union
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Students protest high stakes testing in Rhode Island and Providence puts a history teacher in a physics classroom. These are some of the most heated controversies recently on the education beat. But there’s a little known force behind both of these stories. It’s a student group called the Providence Student Union. Co-founder Aaron Regunberg is a recent Brown graduate. Elisabeth Harrison asked him how he became an activist in the public schools.
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