constitutional convention http://ripr.org en Political Roundtable: Marion on the General Assembly, DC Gridlock & More http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-marion-general-assembly-dc-gridlock-more <p></p><p>John Marion, executive director of Common Cause of Rhode Island, joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss the new legislative session; the battle over extended unemployment benefits; and the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty.</p><p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 27442 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Marion on the General Assembly, DC Gridlock & More TGIF: 13 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-13-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media <p>Get ready for the first serious snow of the year, and a storm of a different sorts in Exeter. Welcome back to my weekly column. As always, feel free to drop me a line at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org and to<a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon"> follow me on the twitters.</a> Let's get to it.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:51:07 +0000 Ian Donnis 26227 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 11 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-11-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-3 <p>Welcome back to my Friday column. Thanks for stopping by and, as always, feel free to drop me a line at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org and to follow me<a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon"> on the twitters</a>. Let's get to it.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:46:38 +0000 Ian Donnis 24531 at http://ripr.org Constitutional Convention May Be On the Horizon In Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/constitutional-convention-may-be-horizon-rhode-island <p>Rhode Island voters can expect to decide next year whether to organize a constitutional convention.&nbsp; Voters are supposed to be asked that question once every 10 years.</p><p>The question of whether to stage a constitutional convention can be put on the ballot by either the General Assembly or the secretary of state. Secretary of State Ralph Mollis said if the legislature doesn’t pose the question for voters, he’ll put it on the ballot next year.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:04:12 +0000 Ian Donnis 19735 at http://ripr.org Bonus Q+A: Paiva Weed on Ethics, Tolls, HealthSourceRI + more http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-paiva-weed-ethics-tolls-healthsourceri-more <p>Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed joins Bonus Q+A to discuss the legislative process; funding bridge maintenance; her future political plans; and much more.</p><p></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 13:30:45 +0000 Ian Donnis 19390 at http://ripr.org Bonus Q+A: Marion on the General Assembly, Campaign Finance, a Constitutional Convention + More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-marion-general-assembly-campaign-finance-constitutional-convention-more <p>Common Cause of RI executive director John Marion joins us on Bonus Q+A to discuss the General Assembly, selecting judges in Rhode Island, the evolving world of campaign finance, the 2014 vote on a constitutional convention, and other topics.</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 19017 at http://ripr.org