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On Politics
5:00 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

In surprise departure, John Igliozzi is leaving the chairmanship of the Providence Finance Committee

John Igliozzi announced during a meeting this evening of the Providence City Council’s Finance Committee that he’ll be stepping down as FinCom chairman, effective July 1.

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On Politics
5:00 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Scott Brown coming to Ocean State to raise money for Doherty

US Senator Scott Brown, who is casting himself as a centrist as he seeks re-election, is the headline for a July 2 fundraiser for GOP congressional candidate Brendan Doherty in East Providence:

Music will be provided by the Reggie Centracchio Quintet during the time at Metacomet Country Club.

Contribution levels range from $100 for “friend,” to $2500 for members of the “Colonel’s Club.”

On Politics
5:00 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Bob Watson’s graceful exit from the General Assembly

  State Representative Robert Watson – the sometimes bombastic and always quotable East Greenwich Republican who served for years as the articulate voice of GOP opposition in the House — is leaving the General Assembly after more than two decades.

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3:00 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Brendan Doherty building organization in East Bay

Former RI state police col. Brendan Doherty of   Cumberland , the GOP candidate for U.S. House in the 1st District, has been moving his feet lately. Besides picking up endorsements from some Democrats, including onetime Boston Mayor Ray Flynn (a PC basketball star), former Newport State Rep. Jimmy Mahoney and former RI State Rep. Joanne Giannini of Providence’s Mount Pleasant district, Doherty has been holding meet-and-greets and fund-raisers almost every evening.

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On Politics
2:00 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Rosemary Booth Gallogly rips Woonsocket House delegation; says it ducked “tough decisions”

State Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly has strong words for state Representatives Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, Jon Brien, and Robert Phillips after they failed to back a supplemental tax for cash-strapped Woonsocket in last-minute negotiations in the waning hours of the legislative session:

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On Politics
5:00 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Move to restore Ethics Commission oversight of General Assembly looks dead for 2012

Efforts to give voters the option of restoring oversight of the General Assembly by the state Ethics Commission are going nowhere fast in the close of the legislative session.

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On Politics
4:00 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Kimzey set to formally launch state rep bid; Lombardi close to public decision

One of the most interesting legislative races for 2012 — the District 8 seat held by state Representative Michael Tarro (D-Providence) – is about to come into sharper focus.

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3:00 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Deadline approaching for contributions to Peter Lord journalism scholarship fund

A journalism scholarship fund has been established in the name of Peter Lord, the superb Providence Journal environmental reporter who died in April. The deadline for making contributions — June 30 — is fast approaching, as a family member notes:

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2:00 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Former Boston mayor Ray Flynn to headline “Democrats for Doherty” event

Former Boston mayor and Vatican ambassador Ray Flynn is set to take part in a “Democrats for Doherty” event June 14 at a leading Democratic redoubt, Patrick’s Pub in Providence, according to the Republican candidate’s campaign:

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1:00 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Senate slated to take up Matos, McElroy nominations

As the General Assembly rushes to rap up the legislative year, the state Senate is slated to consider at 2 pm today the nominations of Luis Matos (as a Superior Court judge) and Mary McElroy (as state Public Defender).

Also on tap are the nominations of former lawmaker Charles Levesque as magistrate of the Family Court, and House legal counsel John Flynn as Drug Court magistrate of Superior Cour

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