RI GOP http://ripr.org en Scott MacKay Commentary: The Future Of RI's Tea Party http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-future-ris-tea-party <p>What is the Tea Party’s future in Rhode Island Republican politics? Rhode Island Public Radio political analyst Scott MacKay talks tea about two announced GOP candidates for governor.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Scott MacKay’s commentary can be heard every Monday on Morning Edition at 6:35 and 8:35 and on All Things Considered at 5:50. You can also follow his political analysis and reporting at our ‘On Politics’ blog at RIPR.org.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:38:39 +0000 Scott MacKay 24611 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: The Future Of RI's Tea Party 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 Support Grows for Defaulting on $100M Taxpayer Tab Over 38 Studios http://ripr.org/post/support-grows-defaulting-100m-taxpayer-tab-over-38-studios <p></p><p>The debate is intensifying over whether Rhode Island should default on the roughly $100 million owed by taxpayers due to <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=153280535">the state's losing investment in failed video game-maker 38 Studios</a>.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:07:19 +0000 Ian Donnis 16326 at http://ripr.org Support Grows for Defaulting on $100M Taxpayer Tab Over 38 Studios Smiley: RI GOP Intends to Field a Candidate Against Reed Next Year http://ripr.org/post/smiley-ri-gop-intends-field-candidate-against-reed-next-year <p></p><p>State GOP chairman Mark Smiley says his party "absolutely" intends to run a candidate against US senator <a href="http://www.ripr.org/post/jack-reed-cruises-2014-enviable-shape">Jack Reed</a> next year.</p><p>A few politically active Republicans privately say they consider a challenge against Reed -- or the other Democrats in Rhode Island's congressional delegation -- an utter waste of time. Resources would be better used, they say, in trying to build the 11-member GOP presence in the 113-member General Assembly.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:54:03 +0000 Ian Donnis 14383 at http://ripr.org Smiley: RI GOP Intends to Field a Candidate Against Reed Next Year 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 Political Roundtable: Archambault on Same-Sex Marriage, Governor Chafee, and the RI GOP http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-archambault-same-sex-marriage-governor-chafee-and-ri-gop <p>State Senator Stephen Archambault (D-Smithfield) joins the Roundtable to discuss same-sex marriage, Governor Lincoln Chafee's blaming of the media for his low approval ratings; and continued woes for the RI GOP.</p><p></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 12738 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Archambault on Same-Sex Marriage, Governor Chafee, and the RI GOP