The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote this Tuesday on a top state official’s nomination to be a Superior Court judge. Richard Licht currently heads the state Department of Administration.
Governor Lincoln Chafee nominated Licht for the judicial post last month. If confirmed, Licht will take the place of retired Superior Court judge Judith Savage and earn close to 150-thousand dollars a year.
The plan to locate a state probation office on Fountain Street in downtown Providence is dead. But RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says the debate on where it ought to go may be just beginning.
After an outcry ignited by Angus Davis, one of Rhode Island’s top young high-tech entrepreneurs, Governor Lincoln Chafee’s administration has pulled back a proposal to move a state probation office from a gritty South Providence neighborhood to a downtown venue nestled among the Providence Journal Building, The Rhode Island Convention Center and the Providence Biltmore Hotel.
State Department of Administration Director Richard Licht joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss Governor Lincoln Chafee's budget proposal; lingering debate over 38 Studios; the 2014 race for governor; and the Cranston ticket controversy.