Richard Licht http://ripr.org en Scott MacKay Commentary: Where To Put The Probation Office? http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-where-put-probation-office <p>The plan to locate a state probation office on Fountain Street in downtown Providence is dead. But RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says the debate on where it ought to go may be just beginning.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:06:51 +0000 Scott MacKay 28814 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Where To Put The Probation Office? Bonus Q+A: Licht on the Economy, Diversity, the Revolving Door & More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-licht-economy-diversity-revolving-door-more <p>State Administration Director Richard Licht joins Bonus Q+A to discuss a range of issues, including Governor Chafee's economic development efforts, the governor's new spending plan.</p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 27791 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Licht on Chafee's Budget, 38 Studios & the 2014 Race for Governor http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-licht-chafees-budget-38-studios-2014-race-governor <p>State Department of Administration Director Richard Licht joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss Governor Lincoln Chafee's budget proposal; lingering debate over 38 Studios; the 2014 race for governor; and the Cranston ticket controversy.</p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 27790 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Licht on Chafee's Budget, 38 Studios & the 2014 Race for Governor Union Representing Child Care Workers Request State Negotiations http://ripr.org/post/union-representing-child-care-workers-request-state-negotiations <p>The union representing newly organized child care workers has formally requested negotiations with the state. The workers are being represented the Service Employees International Union, Local 1199.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Local 1199’s executive vice present, Patrick Quinn, recently sent a letter to state administration director Richard Licht, request a meeting to begin the process of bargaining.</p><p></p><p>More than 500 home-based child care workers are now represented by Local 1199. That came after workers voted overwhelmingly last month to join the union.</p><p></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:11:59 +0000 Ian Donnis 25153 at http://ripr.org Union Representing Child Care Workers Request State Negotiations Political Roundtable: Cromwell on Judicial Selection; the New Brown Poll + More http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-cromwell-judicial-selection-new-brown-poll-more <p></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 23027 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Cromwell on Judicial Selection; the New Brown Poll + More Weighing Chafee's Proposal for Staff Pay Increases http://ripr.org/post/weighing-chafees-proposal-staff-pay-increases <p></p><p>Governor Chafee has proposed rewarding top state officials with pay raises. RIPR analyst Scott MacKay parses the pros and cons of &nbsp;the governor’s plan.</p><p></p><p>Governor Lincoln Chafee says his cabinet members have been doing a good&nbsp;job and deserve raises of three percent in June and another three percent in December. It’s no surprise that the governor has been roundly criticized and not just by the talk radio peanut gallery.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:07:06 +0000 Scott MacKay 13194 at http://ripr.org The Chafee pay raise proposal http://ripr.org/post/chafee-pay-raise-proposal <p>Governor Chafee has proposed rewarding top state officials with pay raises. RIPR analyst Scott MacKay parses the pros and cons of &nbsp;&nbsp;the governor’s plan.</p><p>Governor Lincoln Chafee says his cabinet members have been doing a good job and deserve raises of three percent in June and another three percent in December. It’s no surprise that the governor has been roundly criticized and not just by the talk radio peanut gallery.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 19:57:50 +0000 Scott MacKay 13132 at http://ripr.org