Common Cause en Pell, Raimondo, Taveras Sign On To A “People’s Pledge” <p>A so-called “people’s pledge” has been hammered out and agreed to by the three leading democratic candidates running for governor. The goal is to limit outside spending.</p><p></p><p>To limit that outside spending, Clay Pell, Gina Raimondo, and Angel Taveras have <a href="">agreed to a pledge</a> calling for any candidate who benefits from an ad bought by an outside group to make a charitable donation for the same amount of the ad buy.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:50:15 +0000 Catherine Welch 32750 at Pell, Raimondo, Taveras Sign On To A “People’s Pledge” Dem’s In RI Governor’s Racing Hammering Out A People’s Pledge <p>Campaign managers of the three main democrats running for governor met Monday to start hammering out a pledge to limit outside spending in the race. John Marion, president of the good government group, Common Cause, facilitated the two-hour meeting.</p><p></p><p>The so-called People’s Pledge made headlines in the Massachusetts senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren. In that race the candidates agreed to discourage outside spending on TV, radio and the internet, but not direct mail.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:06:17 +0000 Catherine Welch 28917 at Bonus Q+A: Marion on the General Assembly, Campaign Finance, a Constitutional Convention + More <p>Common Cause of RI executive director John Marion joins us on Bonus Q+A to discuss the General Assembly, selecting judges in Rhode Island, the evolving world of campaign finance, the 2014 vote on a constitutional convention, and other topics.</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 19017 at Ethics Concerns Raised over Higher Ed Pick <p>Common Cause has asked Governor Lincoln Chafee to withdraw his recommendation of attorney Eva-Marie Mancuso for interim state commissioner of higher education.</p><p>Mancuso is currently chair of the State Board of Education, and Common Cause says that should bar her from consideration. The good-government group cites ethics rules that prohibit state board members from taking paid positions within the agencies they oversee.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:41:04 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 18447 at Protests Recent General Assembly Vote <p>A good government group has created a web site to protest what it calls the unprecedented wiping out of a legislative vote.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:34:42 +0000 Ian Donnis 12166 at Protests Recent General Assembly Vote