Lincol Chafee http://ripr.org en Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off At Economic Forum http://ripr.org/post/democratic-gubernatorial-candidates-square-economic-forum <p>The four Democrats running for governor mostly agreed with one another on a host of issues during a forum Monday sponsored by a liberal think tank, the Economic Progress Institute. The issues included jobs, safety net programs, and taxes.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:39:18 +0000 Ian Donnis 31697 at http://ripr.org Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off At Economic Forum Conversation: Winners & Losers in 38 Studios Lawsuit http://ripr.org/post/conversation-winners-losers-38-studios-lawsuit <p>The state’s lawsuit over failed video game company 38 Studios will move forward. Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein dismissed some of the counts, but allowed key parts of the state’s lawsuit to move ahead.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:55:50 +0000 Scott MacKay & Dave Fallon 20846 at http://ripr.org Conversation: Winners & Losers in 38 Studios Lawsuit The Capital City Celebrates the First Day Of Same-Sex Marriage http://ripr.org/post/capital-city-celebrates-first-day-same-sex-marriage <div style="margin:0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">Rhode Island and Minnesota have become the </span></font><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">12</span></font><font size="-1"><sup>th</sup></font><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;"> and </span></font><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">13</span></font><font size="-1"><sup>th</sup></font><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">&nbsp; state to legalize same sex marriage. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:22:35 +0000 Flo Jonic 19416 at http://ripr.org The Capital City Celebrates the First Day Of Same-Sex Marriage Political Roundtable: Fox on Sakonnet River Tolls, 38 Studios, and Same-Sex Marriage http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-fox-sakonnet-river-tolls-38-studios-and-same-sex-marriage <p>Same sex marriage. Tolling the Sakonnet River Bridge. The 38 Studios taxpayer bailout. Those are some of the topics we touch on this morning. Our regular host, Ian Donnis, is out, Rhode Island Public Radio’s Flo Jonic is filling it.</p><p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:37:21 +0000 Flo Jonic 18685 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Fox on Sakonnet River Tolls, 38 Studios, and Same-Sex Marriage RI Rolls Out Details of its Health Insurance Exchange http://ripr.org/post/ri-rolls-out-details-its-health-insurance-exchange <p>Rhode Island’s Health Benefits Exchange has a new name, a new logo and is looking to hire dozens of people.&nbsp;</p><p>From here on out, Rhode Island’s Health Benefits Exchange will be known as HealthSource RI, and it’s looking to hire 50 to 75 people to sign folks up for health insurance, starting in October.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:20:38 +0000 Flo Jonic 18460 at http://ripr.org RI Rolls Out Details of its Health Insurance Exchange TGIF: 11 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-11-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media <p>Welcome back to my weekly column. You can find me on <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">Twitter</a>. Let's head in.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:55:09 +0000 Ian Donnis 16926 at http://ripr.org Chafee Still Opposed to Defaulting on 38 Studios Loan http://ripr.org/post/chafee-still-opposed-defaulting-38-studios-loan <p>Governor Lincoln Chafee said he remains strongly opposed to the idea of defaulting on moral obligation bonds related to the failure of video game maker 38 Studios. On Thursday, an investment expert&nbsp; analyzed the pros and cons of default for the House Finance Committee.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:57:39 +0000 Ian Donnis 16525 at http://ripr.org Future of the EDC Remains Unclear as Economic Bills Pass in the House http://ripr.org/post/future-edc-remains-unclear-economic-bills-pass-house <p>By overwhelming margins, the Rhode Island House of Representatives Tuesday passed a half-dozen bills to change the state’s approach to economic development.</p><p>One bill would try to create a more streamlined effort through a new Executive Office of Commerce. Another bill replaces the state Economic Development Corporation with a Commerce Corporation headed by a secretary of commerce.&nbsp;</p><p>It is not yet clear precisely how the state will move forward.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:21:45 +0000 Ian Donnis 16381 at http://ripr.org Future of the EDC Remains Unclear as Economic Bills Pass in the House Lincoln Chafee and Gordon Fox at Odds Over EDC http://ripr.org/post/lincoln-chafee-and-gordon-fox-odds-over-edc <p>The Rhode Island House of Representatives is expected, this Tuesday, to approve a package of bills reshaping the state’s approach to economic development.&nbsp; House Speaker Gordon Fox and Governor Lincoln Chafee differ on how to move forward.</p><p></p><p>One of the House bills would replace the state Economic Development Corporation with a Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. It would establish a secretary of commerce, with the idea of making one person responsible for pursuing economic development.</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:26:31 +0000 Ian Donnis 16317 at http://ripr.org What Chafee as a Democratic candidate means http://ripr.org/post/what-chafee-democratic-candidate-means <p>What you think of Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s decision to become a Democrat probably depends on where you stand on his two and a half year record as the nation’s only independent governor and whether you believe he deserves a second term.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 21:25:49 +0000 Scott MacKay 16033 at http://ripr.org