RI. Democratic Party http://ripr.org en URI professor union supports Taveras for governor http://ripr.org/post/uri-professor-union-supports-taveras-governor <p>The union representing University of Rhode Island professors has endorsed Providence Mayor Angel Taveras for governor.</p><p>The political action committee representing professors represented by the American Association of University Professors at URI voted unanimously to endorse the campaign of Taveras, who is running for the Democratic nomination for governor.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:10:23 +0000 Scott MacKay 29748 at http://ripr.org Is there land deal $$ for former Senate Majority leader John Hawkins buried in the budget? http://ripr.org/post/there-land-deal-former-senate-majority-leader-john-hawkins-buried-budget <p>As tonight’s budget debate in the R.I. House creaks along, some sharp-eyed lawmakers should be asking&nbsp; some hard questions about the item for a capital budget request of more than $3 million to purchase a vacant lot near the State House wedged between the Veterans Memorial Auditorium and the state employee credit union building. . The provision was put in by Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s administration and originally proposed paying $3.5 million for the land, according to fiscal analysis done by House financial staffers.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:57:11 +0000 Scott MacKay 17442 at http://ripr.org