1-195 Redevelopment Commission http://ripr.org en Patrick Kennedy endorses Seth Magaziner for RI Gen. Treasurer http://ripr.org/post/patrick-kennedy-endorses-seth-magaziner-ri-gen-treasurer <p>Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy has endorsed Seth Magaziner &nbsp;for the Democratic nomination for Rhode Island state general treasurer.</p><p>In a news release, Kennedy said, ``I am proud to support Seth because I know he is the best candidate to move Rhode Island forward.’’</p><p>Kennedy also said, ``Not only will bring a steady hand to the state’s finances, he will bring new energy and fresh ideas that will put Rhode Islanders to work and make our state competitive in the 21<sup>st</sup> Century economy.’’</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:53:45 +0000 Scott MacKay 28246 at http://ripr.org Can Taveras raise enough money to beat Raimondo? http://ripr.org/post/can-taveras-raise-enough-money-beat-raimondo <p>Money isn’t everything in political campaigns. Yet, it is a lot of things, explains Rhode Island Public Radio political analyst Scott MacKay who ponders the role of campaign cash in the 2014 RI Democratic gubernatorial primary.</p><p>Jesse Unruh, speaker of the California Assembly, coined the term back in 1966. ``Money,’’ said Unruh. ``is the mother’s milk of politics.’’</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:12:52 +0000 Scott MacKay 26264 at http://ripr.org Some economic truths Rhode Island won't want to hear http://ripr.org/post/some-economic-truths-rhode-island-wont-want-hear <p>Rhode Island’s politicians are talking about the economy again. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay warns of a campaign cliché voters ought to view with skepticism.</p><p>As predictable as the turning of autumn leaves, Rhode Island’s political campaigns will once again be filled with talk about creating jobs and jump-starting our stalled economy. Expect to hear the ancient Ocean State chestnut from the pols who’ll say, the biggest economic fear of Rhode Islanders is that their children can’t stay in our state because there aren’t enough jobs.</p> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 21:59:35 +0000 Scott MacKay 22064 at http://ripr.org Bonus Q+A: Kane says Many Suitors Should be Considered for former I-195 land http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-kane-says-many-suitors-should-be-considered-former-i-195-land <p>Colin Kane, chairman of the I-195 redevelopment commission, joins us on Bonus Q+A to talk about development, Providence, and what's next for the land made available by the relocation of Interstate 195.</p><p></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 14957 at http://ripr.org