Reactions have been swift to news that Former House Speaker Gordon Fox pleaded guilty to three felony charges.
The charges include one count of bribery and one count of misusing campaign funds.
Rhode Island Public Radio’s Elisabeth Harrison reports on reaction from both sides of the aisle.
Calling it a "sad chapter" in Rhode Island Politics, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello said in a brief statement, "there is no place for public corruption."
A Democrat, Mattiello took over after Fox resigned as speaker, following raids on his home and Statehouse office.