Lincoln Chafee

On Politics
9:44 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Lincoln Chafee Considers Run For 2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination

Lincoln Chafee in his campaign announcement video

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has announced that he is considering a campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president.

The 62-year old former U.S. Senator and governor said in an interview that he wants to give Democratic voters a choice for president. ``The Republicans have lots of choices, I feel that Democratic voters deserve choices too.’’

Chafee said the launch of his exploratory committee will be made via videos posted on his website, Chafee2016.com

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Politics
9:27 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Supreme Court Takes Up Case Dealing With Government Transparency

  The state Supreme Court has agreed to consider a case involving police reports from a party hosted by the son of former governor Lincoln Chafee. The case is considered an important test of government transparency.

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On Politics
2:08 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Scott MacKay Commentary: Time For A Rhode Island Pension Deal

Votes are set to be cast this week for a settlement in the state's pension lawsuit.
Credit RIPR FILE

Once again, Rhode Island politics is ensnared in a public employee pension controversy. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says it’s time to put this issue in our collective rear view mirror.

It’s well past time to get beyond the noisy debate over public employee pensions in Rhode Island. It’s a joust that has ensnared  the Statehouse for more than a generation. It has long pitted the business community against public employees and their union leaders, fractured relations between conservatives and liberals and led to tortuous attempts for years to shore up the system.

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On Politics
4:11 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Raimondo flip-flops on helping RI municipalities

Oh,  the delicious ironies of Rhode Island politics: Gov. Gina Raimondo posed with a flock of mayors and local officials this afternoon to tout her new executive order that is meant to help Rhode Island cities and towns save money.

As part of her executive order, Lt. Gov. Dan McKee, the former Cumberland mayor, will lead an effort to talk to municipal leaders and get their ideas for saving taxpayer dollars, according to RIPR’s report by our political reporter, the intrepid Ian Donnis.

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RI News
3:29 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Lincoln Chafee Official Gubernatorial Portrait Unveiled

Randy Rosenbaum and artist Julie Gearan unveil the 6 foot by 4 foot portrait.
Credit John Bender / RIPR

The state unveiled the official portrait of former Governor Lincoln Chafee Thursday.  The austere painting is unlike many of the previous portraits.

Take a walk through the statehouse and you’ll see dozens of portraits of Rhode Island governors standing in front of desks, holding books, sitting in regal looking chairs. 

Not Lincoln Chafee. 

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