Tony Pires http://ripr.org en Scott MacKay Commentary: RI Governor Campaign, Democrats as Republicans, Republicans as Democrats http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-ri-governor-campaign-democrats-republicans-republicans-democrats <p>Rhode Island’s modern political history is filled with bitter Democratic primaries for governor. But RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay&nbsp; says this campaign season it is the Republicans who are bashing each other.</p><p></p><p>Rhode Island voters have not elected a Democratic governor since 1992, when Bruce Sundlun decisively beat Republican Betty Leonard. There are many factors contributing to this Democratic Statehouse futility.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:18:49 +0000 Scott MacKay 35086 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: RI Governor Campaign, Democrats as Republicans, Republicans as Democrats Pawtucket Pit Bull Ban Being Challenged http://ripr.org/post/pawtucket-pit-bull-ban-being-challenged <p>The city of Pawtucket says it will defend its pit bull ban against a lawsuit challenging it.&nbsp; The Pawtucket ban appears to conflict with state law.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:30:35 +0000 Flo Jonic 22686 at http://ripr.org