Stephen Archambault http://ripr.org en TGIF: 14 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-14-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-0 <p>Welcome back to my weekly column. Spring is starting to pop, and there's never a shortage of news hereabouts, so let's get to it. As always, your thoughts and tips are welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:18:33 +0000 Ian Donnis 12788 at http://ripr.org Bonus Q+A: Archambault on Same-Sex Marriage, the Master Lever, and the Ethics Commission http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-archambault-same-sex-marriage-master-lever-and-ethics-commission <p>State Senator Stephen Archambault (D-Smithfield) joins us to talk about the outlook on same-sex marriage; the effectiveness of the General Assembly; whether the master lever should be abolished; and whether Ethics Commission oversight of lawmakers should be restored, among other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 12737 at http://ripr.org Archambault Predicts Senate Will Pass Same-Sex Marriage; Options Open for 2014 http://ripr.org/post/archambault-predicts-senate-will-pass-same-sex-marriage-options-open-2014 <p></p><p>State Senator <a href="http://archambaultforstatesenate.com/">Stephen Archambault</a> (D-Smithfield) believes the "marriage equality" bill backed by same-sex marriage proponents will emerge from the Senate Judiciary Committee and receive overwhelming support in the full Senate.</p><p>"I expect it will go to a [committee] vote, and I'm confident it will pass," Archambault says of the same-sex marriage bill introduced by state Senator Donna Nesselbush (D-Pawtucket).</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:25:28 +0000 Ian Donnis 12711 at http://ripr.org Archambault Predicts Senate Will Pass Same-Sex Marriage; Options Open for 2014