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On Politics
4:02 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

State Drops Unregistered Lobbying Cases Over 38 Studios; Gorbea Proposes Tougher Sanctions

Gorbea, center, with Corrente and lobbyist Greg Mancini.
Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

The state has dropped unregistered lobbying cases against two of the figures linked to the failed video game maker 38 Studios. Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea is backing legislation that she said will clarify and strengthen the rules on lobbying.

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On Politics
3:24 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Representative Almeida Pleads No Contest to Reduced Charge in Campaign Finance Case

Representative Almeida in the House chamber earlier this year.
Credit Ian Donnis/File Photo / RIPR

State Representative Joseph Almeida (D-Providence) was sentenced to a year of probation and a $1,000 fine after pleading no contest Tuesday to a reduced charge, using campaign funds for his personal use, in a case that focused attention on lawmakers and their campaign finance accounts.

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On Politics
4:10 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Raimondo, Legislative Leaders Outline Budget Priorities Following Boost in State Revenue

Raimondo during a March news conference.
Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

Governor Gina Raimondo said the increase of more than $140 million in state revenue identified during last Friday's revenue estimating conference should be used "to invest in economic growth and putting people to work." The governor also appears to have joined with House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello in supporting the elimination of the Taylor Swift tax.

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On Politics
3:31 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

TGIF: 17 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media

The time for raking snow from the roof has given way to the delights of spring and inevitable complaints about heat and humidity. The General Assembly session is headed to busier times and other big issues are simmering. So thanks for stopping by. Feel free to drop me comments and tips at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and to follow me on the twitters.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Bonus Q&A: Giarrusso on Small Business, Campaign Finance, the GOP Outlook & More

State Representative Anthony Giarrusso (R-East Greenwich) joins Bonus Q+A this week to discuss the merits of reform attempts in the House; what the state can do to help small business; how Republicans can increase their legislative ranks; and more.

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