R Republicans http://ripr.org en RI Pension Settlement more start than end of debate http://ripr.org/post/ri-pension-settlement-more-start-end-debate <p>In the famous words of Yogi Berra, `it ain’t over till its over.’ RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay explains why that’s the case with the latest twist in Rhode Island’s public employee pension settlement.</p><p>In many a long legal &nbsp;battle, a settlement reached out of court marks the end of a contentious lawsuit. The opposing parties shake hands and sometimes share an odd drop. Then they put the dispute behind them.</p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 20:04:08 +0000 Scott MacKay 29201 at http://ripr.org The Clay Pell factor in 2014 RI Governor campaign http://ripr.org/post/clay-pell-factor-2014-ri-governor-campaign <p>Just when we thought we knew that next year’s Democratic gubernatorial primary field was set, it suddenly was not. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay talks about the Clay Pell factor.</p><p>Herbert Claiborne `Clay’ Pell&nbsp; IV is a scion of a storied Rhode Island political family. He’s the grandson of U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell, a quirky, even eccentric politician who nonetheless never lost an election in six terms, despite facing the toughest opponents our small state could muster.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:57:51 +0000 Scott MacKay 25234 at http://ripr.org Cranston Mayor Allan Fung Announces His Run For Governor http://ripr.org/post/cranston-mayor-allan-fung-announces-his-run-governor <p></p><p><a href="http://www.allanfung.com/home">Allan Fung</a>, the three-term mayor of Cranston, unveiled himself Monday as Rhode Island's Great Republican Hope, emphasizing his plan for improving the state's economy and education system while paying homage to his family's immigrant roots in kicking off his long-anticipated run for governor.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:34:39 +0000 Ian Donnis 24257 at http://ripr.org Cranston Mayor Allan Fung Announces His Run For Governor Mighty Muffy: RIP Susan Farmer http://ripr.org/post/mighty-muffy-rip-susan-farmer <p>Susan Farmer, who in 1982 became the first women elected to statewide office in Rhode Island when as a Republican she ousted a longtime Democratic incumbent to become secretary of state, has died after a protracted battle with cancer. She was 71.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 21:10:36 +0000 Scott MacKay 21764 at http://ripr.org Mighty Muffy: RIP Susan Farmer