Peter Kilmartin http://ripr.org en No Criminal Charges To Be Filed Against The Central Coventry Fire District http://ripr.org/post/no-criminal-charges-be-filed-against-central-coventry-fire-district <p>The Rhode Island State Police and the Attorney General have concluded their investigation into beleaguered Central Coventry fire district.&nbsp; There are no pending criminal charges.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:56:45 +0000 John Bender 35509 at http://ripr.org RI Democratic city and town chairs split on Taveras-Raimondo http://ripr.org/post/ri-democratic-city-and-town-chairs-split-taveras-raimondo <p>The Democratic primary election for governor is shaping up as a close contest between Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo.</p><p>The early Channel 12/ProJo public opinion surveys conducted by veteran Rhode Island pollster Joe Fleming show this to be the case.&nbsp; Now comes last night’s endorsement confab held at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick by the R.I. Association of Democratic City and &nbsp;Town Chairs, which failed to reach consensus on an endorsement for governor.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 21:32:48 +0000 Scott MacKay 34391 at http://ripr.org Challenger Hodgson & AG Kilmartin Spar on Radio Ad http://ripr.org/post/challenger-hodgson-ag-kilmartin-spar-radio-ad <p>Democratic Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and his Republican challenger, state Senator Dawson Hodgson (R-North Kingstown), are sparring over Hodgson’s first campaign commercial. Hodgson’s radio ad uses 38 Studios to criticize Kilmartin.</p><p>The spot states in part:<strong> “</strong>38 Studios --- what a disaster. You’d think that Attorney General Peter Kilmartin would tell us which insiders got us into this mess and how much money they made.”</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:22:25 +0000 Ian Donnis 34300 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 12 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-12-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-24 <p>Thanks for stopping by for my Friday column. You can follow me through the week <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a> and your thoughts and feedback are welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org. Let's head in.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 21:01:52 +0000 Ian Donnis 33685 at http://ripr.org Bonus Q+A: Kilmartin on 38 Studios, Guns, Deepwater & More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-kilmartin-38-studios-guns-deepwater-more <p>Attorney General Peter Kilmartin joins Bonus Q+A to talk about 38 Studios, Deepwater Wind, gun violence and gun control, and a host of other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 33627 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Kilmartin on the Debate Over Repaying 38 Studios' Bondholders http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-kilmartin-debate-over-repaying-38-studios-bondholders <p></p><p>Attorney General Peter Kilmartin joins Political Roundtable to discuss warnings to the state from credit-rating agencies over 38 Studios; the debating over repaying the company's debt; and other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 33625 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Kilmartin on the Debate Over Repaying 38 Studios' Bondholders Bonus Q+A: Hodgson on 38 Studios, Guns, the General Assembly & More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-hodgson-38-studios-guns-general-assembly-more <p>State Senator Dawson Hodgson (R-North Kingstown), the Republican candidate for attorney general joins Bonus Q&amp;A to discuss unanswered questions about 38 Studios, his challenge to AG Peter Kilmartin, his effort to impose stiffer sentences for illegally possessing a gun, and many other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 32574 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Hodgson on the Fox Probe, His Run for AG, I-195 Confidentiality & More http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-hodgson-fox-probe-his-run-ag-i-195-confidentiality-more <p></p><p>Republican attorney general candidate Dawson Hodgson joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss the ongoing probe involving former House speaker Gordon Fox; Hodgson's challenge to Democratic AG Peter Kilmartin; questions of confidentiality involving the development of former I-195 land; and other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 32573 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Hodgson on the Fox Probe, His Run for AG, I-195 Confidentiality & More Good Samaritan Law Barred 36 Prosecutions In 2013, Says AG http://ripr.org/post/good-samaritan-law-barred-36-prosecutions-2013-says-ag <p>Police departments from across Rhode Island are reporting on the impact of the state’s relatively new Good Samaritan Law. The law shields from prosecution anyone seeking medical assistance for someone who’s experiencing a drug overdose, with exceptions for crimes involving manufacturing and distributing drugs.</p><p>The Good Samaritan law – also known as Good Sam - took effect in June 2012. And the idea was to encourage more people to call 911 for a friend who’s overdosing. Before the law, the caller could be arrested on drug possession or other charges.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:58:27 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 30057 at http://ripr.org Kilmartin Hires Ernie Carlucci As His Chief of Staff http://ripr.org/post/kilmartin-hires-ernie-carlucci-his-chief-staff <p>Attorney General <a href="http://www.riag.ri.gov/">Peter Kilmartin</a> has hired Ernest "Ernie" J. Carlucci, a former deputy district director for Congressman David Cicilline, as his chief of staff. The move comes as Kilmartin faces a re-election challenge this year from state Senator <a href="http://ripr.org/post/hodgson-renews-push-independent-commission-probe-38-studios">Dawson Hodgson</a> (R-North Kingstown).</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:50:46 +0000 Ian Donnis 28805 at http://ripr.org