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Political Roundtable: Elorza On PawSox, City Council & Community Safety Act

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss the outlook on the future of the PawSox; the recent changes on the Providence City Council; and the next step for the Community Safety Act.

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Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the shadow of corruption; the impact of high taxes; the outlook for the city's pension fund; whether Crimetown is good for Providence; and much more.

Across Rhode Island, college graduates are headed to the wider  world. But many of them will spend years paying down the student loans that finance those degrees. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says it’s time to give students a break and bring down the cost of those student loans.  (Advance copy of commentary scheduled to air Monday.)

It’s the season of caps and gowns, platitudes and milestones. Families gather round as graduates hoist diplomas for the camera.

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The push for the ordinance moves forward following an 8 to 5 Providence City Council vote in favor of the proposal, Wednesday – the second of two votes required for the ban to pass. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has said he plans to veto the ordinance, but that could be overridden if 10 councilors vote in favor of the ban.

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A final decision on a controversial proposed power plant in the Town of Burrillville is expected to stretch into next year. 

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State Senate President Dominick Ruggerio said Tuesday there's not enough time in the current legislative session to consider the PawSox' proposal 

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Republican lawmakers and trucking industry representatives renewed their criticism of Governor Gina Raimondo's truck-toll program on Tuesday, arguing it will produce less revenue than expected and that better alternatives are available.

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Advocates for stricter gun laws are scheduled to gather at the Statehouse Tuesday.

The event, organized by the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, is part of a push for the passage of several bills, including a prohibition on guns in schools.  

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Irresponsible, immoral and reckless. Those are just a few of the terms Rhode Island’s congressional delegation is using to criticize President Donald Trump’s budget proposal.

The budget would reduce funding for social service programs including Medicaid, food stamps and education, while increasing military spending.

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The Providence City Council withdrew a proposed rule change Monday that would have allowed councilors to remove a sitting president. The decision followed former President Luis Aponte’s recent resignation.

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