RI State House http://ripr.org en RI Assembly Caught in Curt Schilling Rundown Pickle http://ripr.org/post/ri-assembly-caught-curt-schilling-rundown-pickle <p>So here’s another report that shows just how badly the General Assembly has fumbled the 38 Studios ball. Gov. Lincoln Chafee has released a financial consultant’s report that shows that it would cost less for the state to pay off the 38 Studios&nbsp; bonds than to default.</p><p>The finding, by the firm SJ Advisors, states that Rhode Island’s credit rating would take a significant hit if the state walked away from the $75 million in &nbsp;bond obligations to those who invested retired Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s folly, 38 Studios.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 18:27:32 +0000 Scott MacKay 33330 at http://ripr.org Speaker Fox resigns, is the RI House ready for a chaotic speaker transfer? http://ripr.org/post/speaker-fox-resigns-ri-house-ready-chaotic-speaker-transfer <p>This just in: Gordon Fox has resigned as RI House Speaker. Here's why in a post that predicted this and was posted several hours before the Fox announcement:</p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 19:24:11 +0000 Scott MacKay 30876 at http://ripr.org Ed Quinlan to Retire from Hospital Assn. of RI http://ripr.org/post/ed-quinlan-retire-hospital-assn-ri <p>Ed Quinlan, longtime executive director of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island and a public relations executive with a long resume in medical, political and sports public relations, is retiring from his job at HARI early next year.</p><p>Quinlan, soon to be 64, says he will be leaving HARI, which is a trade association for Rhode Island’s hospitals, but that he doesn’t intend to retire in the traditional sense. ``I am looking to so something that takes a little less of me and allows more time for my wife in my life,’’ said Quinlan.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:00:08 +0000 Scott MacKay 24406 at http://ripr.org