Daniel Harrop http://ripr.org en Cianci Runs: Heeee's Back http://ripr.org/post/cianci-runs-heeees-back <p>Heeeee’s back: Vincent A. `Buddy’ Cianci Jr., made official this afternoon what he has been talking about &nbsp;for months, &nbsp;that he will try for a Lazarus-like, unprecedented third comeback as Providence mayor, this time as an independent.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:19:41 +0000 Scott MacKay 35796 at http://ripr.org Lorne Adrain Formally Enters the Race for Mayor of Providence http://ripr.org/post/lorne-adrain-formally-enters-race-mayor-providence <p></p><p>Businessman and community activist <a href="http://www.lorneforprovidence.com/">Lorne Adrain</a> on Monday formally entered the race for mayor of Providence, saying he'd try to move the city forward through a combination of partnerships, problem-solving and perseverance.</p><p>Adrain announced his run at the Friendship Cafe, an eatery operated by the<a href="http://www.amoshouse.com/default.aspx"> Amos House</a> shelter and whose staff includes formerly homeless individuals. He says he chosen the location as a sign of his commitment to the people of Providence.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:57:22 +0000 Ian Donnis 28574 at http://ripr.org Lorne Adrain Formally Enters the Race for Mayor of Providence Adrain To Throw Hat Into Providence Mayoral Race http://ripr.org/post/adrain-throw-hat-providence-mayoral-race <p>Lorne Adrain plans to formally announce his campaign for mayor of Providence Monday. &nbsp;Adrain is the latest in a string of candidates to join the race.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:01:22 +0000 Ian Donnis 28552 at http://ripr.org Adrain To Throw Hat Into Providence Mayoral Race Providence Mayoral Candidate Unveils Public Safety Plan http://ripr.org/post/providence-mayoral-candidate-unveils-public-safety-plan <p>Providence mayoral candidate Brett Smiley unveiled a plan Thursday to improve public safety in the capital city.</p><p>Smiley wants to use a proposed 10 percent surcharge on gun and ammunition sales to bolster nonviolence programs. He said the legislature can be encouraged to pass that surcharge even though the General Assembly has been reluctant to pass new gun measures.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:49:19 +0000 Person: Ian Donnis 26591 at http://ripr.org Smiley Formally Launches Providence Mayoral Run http://ripr.org/post/smiley-formally-launches-providence-mayoral-run <p></p><p>Democratic businessman and lobbyist<a href="http://smileyformayor.com/"> Brett Smiley </a>formally launched his Providence mayoral campaign Tuesday morning, vowing to make Rhode Island's capital city a more equitable place. He also called for a supplemental tax on statewide gun and ammunition sales to fund expanded anti-violence efforts.</p><p>Speaking before an enthusiastic group of supporters at the Mount Hope Community Center on Camp Street, Smiley touted his progressive credentials while pledging progress in creating jobs and improving schools.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:58:06 +0000 Ian Donnis 25699 at http://ripr.org Smiley Formally Launches Providence Mayoral Run Smiley Blames Carcieri for Providence's 2011 Fiscal Crisis http://ripr.org/post/smiley-blames-carcieri-providences-2011-fiscal-crisis <p>Democrat <a href="http://www.smileyformayor.com/">Brett Smiley</a>, who hopes to win the endorsement of Congressman David Cicilline for his 2014 Providence mayoral campaign, says the fiscal problems inherited by Angel Taveras in early 2011 are mostly due to state cuts in local aid under former Republican governor Don Carcieri.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:10:43 +0000 Ian Donnis 21942 at http://ripr.org Bonus Q+A: Solomon on Providence's Challenges http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-solomon-providences-challenges <p>Providence City Council President Michael Solomon, a likely candidate for mayor next year, joins Bonus Q+A to talk about school, the economy, the vacant Superman Building and other issues facing Rhode Island's capital city.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 21208 at http://ripr.org Potential Providence Mayoral Candidates Ramping up Fundraising http://ripr.org/post/potential-providence-mayoral-candidates-ramping-fundraising <p>Two of the Democrats running for mayor of Providence next year are stepping up their campaign fundraising.</p><p></p><p>Roger Williams University Law School professor Jorge Elorza said he hopes to collect 30-thousand dollars by the end of the third fundraising quarter September 30<sup>th</sup>. Elorza said he hopes to collect 30-thousand to 40-thousand a month until the September 2014 primary.</p><p></p><p>Providence’s current mayor, Angel Taveras, is expected to run for governor next year.</p><p></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:34:24 +0000 Person: Ian Donnis 21110 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 11 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-11-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-2 <p>Welcome back to my weekly column. The news doldrums of summer are getting left behind (see item 1), So hang on to your hat, it's going to be quite a ride, Rhode Island. Your tips and thoughts are always welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and you can follow me throughout the week <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on Twitter</a>. Let's head in.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:44:17 +0000 Ian Donnis 20923 at http://ripr.org Bonus Q+A: Harrop on Running for Mayor Of Providence + the GOP's RI Challenges http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-harrop-running-mayor-providence-gops-ri-challenges <p>Daniel Harrop joins Bonus Q+A to talk about his Republican campaign for mayor of Providence; the challenges facing the Rhode Island GOP; economic development in Rhode Island's capital city; and other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 20857 at http://ripr.org