2014 state general offices http://ripr.org en Bonus Q&A: de Ramel on His Run for Secretary of State & More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-de-ramel-his-run-secretary-state-more <p>Democratic secretary of state candidate Guillaume de Ramel joined Bonus Q+A this week to discuss his run campaign and a host of related issues, including business regulation, early voting, and how to encourage more political competition.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 36532 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: de Ramel on Lobbyists, Newport Grand & The Race for Governor http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-de-ramel-lobbyists-newport-grand-race-governor <p></p><p>Democratic secretary of state candidate Guillaume de Ramel joins Political Roundtable to discuss his campaign; disclosure shortcomings involving lobbyists; the Democratic race for governor; and other issues.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 36517 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: de Ramel on Lobbyists, Newport Grand & The Race for Governor Catherine Taylor Sounds Economic Message in Unveiling GOP Run for Lieutenant Governor http://ripr.org/post/catherine-taylor-sounds-economic-message-unveiling-gop-run-lieutenant-governor <p></p><p>Catherine Taylor on Monday launched her Republican campaign for lieutenant governor by vowing to use the office as a bully pulpit for improving the state's economic climate.</p><p>Taylor is a former aide to the late senator John Chafee, and she stepped down last week as head of the state Division of Elderly Affairs. Speaking outside the Business Innovation Factory in Providence's Olneyville section, Taylor was joined by her family and other Republicans, including gubernatorial candidates Allan Fung and Ken Block, in formally launching her campaign.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:06:13 +0000 Ian Donnis 35637 at http://ripr.org Catherine Taylor Sounds Economic Message in Unveiling GOP Run for Lieutenant Governor Political Roundtable: Shekarchi on the Budget, 38 Studios, Education & 2014 http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-shekarchi-budget-38-studios-education-2014 <p></p><p>State Representative Joseph Shekarchi (D-Warwick) joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss the House budget; 38 Studios; the latest findings about public school performance in Rhode Island; and a new entry in the race for lieutenant governor.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 35018 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Shekarchi on the Budget, 38 Studios, Education & 2014 Catherine Taylor Joins Race for Lieutenant Governor http://ripr.org/post/catherine-taylor-joins-race-lieutenant-governor <p>Republican Catherine Taylor, who came within a whisker of beating Democrat Ralph Mollis in the 2010 race for secretary of state, has confirmed she's running this year for lieutenant governor.</p><p>In a statement, Taylor says she'll step down from her current post as director of the state Division of Elderly Affairs on June 20.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:59:55 +0000 Ian Donnis 34941 at http://ripr.org Bonus Q+A: Ferri on the Minimum Wage, His Campaign, and Why He Wants to Be Lieutenant Governor http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-ferri-minimum-wage-his-campaign-and-why-he-wants-be-lieutenant-governor <p>State Representative Frank Ferri (D-Warwick), one of three Democrats running for lieutenant governor, joins Bonus Q+A this week to talk about his campaign and related issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 34764 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Ferri on Running for LG; RI's Healthcare Exchange; 38 Studios & More http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-ferri-running-lg-ris-healthcare-exchange-38-studios-more <p></p><p>State Representative Frank Ferri (D-Warwick), one of three Democrats running for lieutenant governor, joined Political Roundtable this week discuss his campaign and other issues, including 38 Studios and the Democratic race for governor.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 34733 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Ferri on Running for LG; RI's Healthcare Exchange; 38 Studios & More 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 Bonus Q+A: McKee on Education, Why RI Needs an LG & More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-mckee-education-why-ri-needs-lg-more <p>Democratic Lieutenant Governor candidate Daniel McKee joined Bonus Q+A last week to discuss his campaign and a host of related issues.</p><p></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 18:47:42 +0000 Ian Donnis 34224 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: McKee on Mayoral Academies, 38 Studios, Tax Policy & the I-195 Process http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-mckee-mayoral-academies-38-studios-tax-policy-i-195-process <p></p><p>Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Daniel McKee, the mayor of Cumberland, joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss his support for mayoral academies; more revelations about 38 Studios; transparency in the I-195 process; and the outlook on Smith Hill for tax cuts.</p><p></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 33946 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: McKee on Mayoral Academies, 38 Studios, Tax Policy & the I-195 Process