governor http://ripr.org en Rhody Votes '14: Dems for Governor Debate http://ripr.org/post/rhody-votes-14-dems-governor-debate <p>The Democratic candidates running for governor took part in a special, live edition of The Political Roundtable. Todd Giroux, Clay Pell, Gina Raimondo and Angel Taveras answered questions from our moderators and asked each other questions.&nbsp;</p><p>You can hear the program in its three segments here:</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:25:43 +0000 Catherine Welch 36435 at http://ripr.org Rhody Votes '14: Dems for Governor Debate Bill Would Put RI Gov. & Lt. Gov. On Joint Ticket http://ripr.org/post/bill-would-put-ri-gov-lt-gov-joint-ticket <p>A senate committee will vote Wednesday on legislation that would ultimately put the governor and lieutenant governor on a joint ticket. The bill co-sponsored by Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed would let voters decide on a constitutional amendment linking the two top offices.</p><p>Paiva Weed said previous lieutenant governors have had to define their own roles, while this legislation would make them an assistant to the governor.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 19:50:53 +0000 Catherine Welch 33168 at http://ripr.org Bill Would Put RI Gov. & Lt. Gov. On Joint Ticket Pell, Raimondo, Taveras Sign On To A “People’s Pledge” http://ripr.org/post/pell-raimondo-taveras-sign-people-s-pledge <p>A so-called “people’s pledge” has been hammered out and agreed to by the three leading democratic candidates running for governor. The goal is to limit outside spending.</p><p></p><p>To limit that outside spending, Clay Pell, Gina Raimondo, and Angel Taveras have <a href="http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1100929587686-74/Rhode+Island+People%27s+Pledge+final+signed.pdf">agreed to a pledge</a> calling for any candidate who benefits from an ad bought by an outside group to make a charitable donation for the same amount of the ad buy.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:50:15 +0000 Catherine Welch 32750 at http://ripr.org Pell, Raimondo, Taveras Sign On To A “People’s Pledge” Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off At Economic Forum http://ripr.org/post/democratic-gubernatorial-candidates-square-economic-forum <p>The four Democrats running for governor mostly agreed with one another on a host of issues during a forum Monday sponsored by a liberal think tank, the Economic Progress Institute. The issues included jobs, safety net programs, and taxes.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:39:18 +0000 Ian Donnis 31697 at http://ripr.org Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off At Economic Forum Gov. Chafee Picks Rhode Island Artist For Official Portrait http://ripr.org/post/gov-chafee-picks-rhode-island-artist-official-portrait <p>Gov. Lincoln Chafee has selected the artist who will paint his official portrait. The Rhode Island artist beat out 123 others in the national search.</p><p></p><p>Julie Gearan said there was something about the fact that she’s not a traditional portrait painter combined with Chafee not being a traditional politician that drew her to apply for the job of painting his official portrait.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:51:48 +0000 Catherine Welch 31655 at http://ripr.org Gov. Chafee Picks Rhode Island Artist For Official Portrait Raimondo Rolls Out RI Tourism Plan http://ripr.org/post/raimondo-rolls-out-ri-tourism-plan <p>Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo says Rhode Island needs to do a better job of developing tourism as a spark plug for the economy. Raimondo&nbsp;unveiled a tourism plan Wednesday morning as part of her campaign for the state’s top job.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:35:30 +0000 Ian Donnis 31425 at http://ripr.org Raimondo Rolls Out RI Tourism Plan Giroux Kicks Off Campaign For Governor http://ripr.org/post/giroux-kicks-campaign-governor <p>Todd Giroux officially announced Tuesday that he’s running for governor. Giroux declared he’d run as a democrat back in October.</p><p>Giroux is a 43-year-old Woonsocket native. He’s a general contractor who specializes in historic preservation. He ran for governor in 2010 as an independent.</p><p>Giroux said he’ll be a governor who listens and responds. “We need a governor that has a steady hand on the rudder of this state,” he said. “And if we provide a commerce fund, an infrastructure fund then we have the tools that support the jobs plan.”</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:08:34 +0000 Catherine Welch 31064 at http://ripr.org Raimondo Kicks Off Campaign For Governor, Rolls Out Ideas http://ripr.org/post/raimondo-kicks-campaign-governor-rolls-out-ideas <p>Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo started fleshing out her vision for Rhode Island as she formally announced her campaign Monday morning.</p><p>Raimondo emphasized the economy, laying out ideas that include writing off some college loans to encourage grads to stay in Rhode Island, creating a funding formula for road and bridge improvements, and establishing an institute to foster growth-sector jobs.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:48:17 +0000 Ian Donnis 27606 at http://ripr.org Raimondo Kicks Off Campaign For Governor, Rolls Out Ideas Scott MacKay Commentary: In The Governor's Race, Can Taveras Raise The Money He Needs? http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-governors-race-can-taveras-raise-money-he-needs <p>Money isn’t everything in political campaigns. Yet, it is a lot of things, explains RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay who ponders the role of campaign cash in the 2014 RI Democratic gubernatorial primary.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></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> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:02:46 +0000 Scott MacKay 26341 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: In The Governor's Race, Can Taveras Raise The Money He Needs? Gov. Chafee Honored For Efforts To Increase Women In State Government http://ripr.org/post/gov-chafee-honored-efforts-increase-women-state-government <p>Governor Lincoln Chafee is winning praise on his record of appointing women to state boards and commissions.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Chafee was cited by the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island for living up to a campaign pledge of putting more women in state positions.</p><p>A report by the Women’s Fund says that women hold 34 percent of state board and commission appointments.</p><p>That’s up from just 15 percent when Chafee took over the governor’s office from Don Carcieri in 2011.</p><p>Of the 1,071 appointments made by Chafee, 441 have been women.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:01:49 +0000 Scott MacKay 23586 at http://ripr.org Gov. Chafee Honored For Efforts To Increase Women In State Government