Senate President Paiva Weed http://ripr.org en Is EngageRI secrecy hurting Raimondo? http://ripr.org/post/engageri-secrecy-hurting-raimondo <p>In politics, as in pensions, assets can turn into liabilities. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay wonders if an advocacy group for pension overhaul that doesn’t need to disclose its members has become state Treasurer Gina Raimondo’s Achilles heel.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:08:43 +0000 Scott MacKay 13416 at http://ripr.org Where is the RI GOP on 38 Studios? http://ripr.org/post/where-ri-gop-38-studios <p>Rhode Island Republican General Assembly candidates have a great issue this year. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay wonders why they aren’t using it.</p><p>If ever there was a case study in what ails the Democrats who have run Smith Hill for eons, it is the 38 Studios video game fiasco.</p><p>It is foolish to even ask what was right about this flawed, indeed desperate, lunge at growing jobs in a state in dire need of &nbsp;&nbsp;them.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Scott MacKay 9077 at http://ripr.org