Lorne Adrain http://ripr.org en Solomon Raises $137K+ in Q1; War Chest Tops $600K http://ripr.org/post/solomon-raises-137k-q1-war-chest-tops-600k <p>City Council President Michael Solomon has continued his pacesetting fundraising among Providence mayoral candidates, collecting more than $137,000 in the first quarter of 2014 to push his war chest past the $600,000 mark.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:28:49 +0000 Ian Donnis 31850 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 15 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-15-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-3 <p>Thanks for stopping by for a visit with my weekly column. Your tips and thoughts are always welcome via idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and you can follow me all week long<a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon"> on the twitters</a>.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:04:24 +0000 Ian Donnis 28791 at http://ripr.org Bonus Q&A: Adrain on Providence's Economy, Schools, and his Campaign for Mayor http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-adrain-providences-economy-schools-and-his-campaign-mayor <p>Providence mayoral candidate Lorne Adrain joins Bonus Q&amp;A this week to discuss education, the economy, and a host of other issues related to the race for City Hall.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 28743 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Adrain on His Mayoral Campaign, Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants & More http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-adrain-his-mayoral-campaign-licenses-undocumented-immigrants-more <p></p><p>Providence mayoral candidate Lorne Adrain joins the Roundtable this week to discuss his campaign; third-party spending in the race for governor; a proposal to offer a different kind of driver's license to undocumented immigrants; and John Robitaille's call for a wait-and-see approach to the GOP gubernatorial primary.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 28741 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Adrain on His Mayoral Campaign, Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants & More Lorne Adrain Formally Enters the Race for Mayor of Providence http://ripr.org/post/lorne-adrain-formally-enters-race-mayor-providence <p></p><p>Businessman and community activist <a href="http://www.lorneforprovidence.com/">Lorne Adrain</a> on Monday formally entered the race for mayor of Providence, saying he'd try to move the city forward through a combination of partnerships, problem-solving and perseverance.</p><p>Adrain announced his run at the Friendship Cafe, an eatery operated by the<a href="http://www.amoshouse.com/default.aspx"> Amos House</a> shelter and whose staff includes formerly homeless individuals. He says he chosen the location as a sign of his commitment to the people of Providence.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:57:22 +0000 Ian Donnis 28574 at http://ripr.org Lorne Adrain Formally Enters the Race for Mayor of Providence Adrain To Throw Hat Into Providence Mayoral Race http://ripr.org/post/adrain-throw-hat-providence-mayoral-race <p>Lorne Adrain plans to formally announce his campaign for mayor of Providence Monday. &nbsp;Adrain is the latest in a string of candidates to join the race.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:01:22 +0000 Ian Donnis 28552 at http://ripr.org Adrain To Throw Hat Into Providence Mayoral Race Lorne Adrain Hires Former Chris Dodd Staffer to Advise His Mayoral Campaign http://ripr.org/post/lorne-adrain-hires-former-chris-dodd-staffer-advise-his-mayoral-campaign <p>Providence mayoral candidate <a href="http://ripr.org/post/lorne-adrain-jumps-providence-mayoral-race">Lorne Adrain</a>, who has been making some aggressive moves to step up his run, has hired an experienced political staffer, <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=13392476&amp;authType=NAME_SEARCH&amp;authToken=wOI5&amp;locale=en_US&amp;srchid=164594071389809450650&amp;srchindex=1&amp;srchtotal=9&amp;trk=vsrp_people_res_name&amp;trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A164594071389809450650%2CVSRPtargetId%3A13392476%2CVSRPcmpt%3Aprimary">Steve Gerencser</a>, to advise his campaign.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:23:04 +0000 Ian Donnis 27715 at http://ripr.org Providence Mayoral Candidate Unveils Public Safety Plan http://ripr.org/post/providence-mayoral-candidate-unveils-public-safety-plan <p>Providence mayoral candidate Brett Smiley unveiled a plan Thursday to improve public safety in the capital city.</p><p>Smiley wants to use a proposed 10 percent surcharge on gun and ammunition sales to bolster nonviolence programs. He said the legislature can be encouraged to pass that surcharge even though the General Assembly has been reluctant to pass new gun measures.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:49:19 +0000 Person: Ian Donnis 26591 at http://ripr.org Smiley Formally Launches Providence Mayoral Run http://ripr.org/post/smiley-formally-launches-providence-mayoral-run <p></p><p>Democratic businessman and lobbyist<a href="http://smileyformayor.com/"> Brett Smiley </a>formally launched his Providence mayoral campaign Tuesday morning, vowing to make Rhode Island's capital city a more equitable place. He also called for a supplemental tax on statewide gun and ammunition sales to fund expanded anti-violence efforts.</p><p>Speaking before an enthusiastic group of supporters at the Mount Hope Community Center on Camp Street, Smiley touted his progressive credentials while pledging progress in creating jobs and improving schools.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:58:06 +0000 Ian Donnis 25699 at http://ripr.org Smiley Formally Launches Providence Mayoral Run Scott MacKay Commentary: 2014 Providence Mayoral Campaign Up For Grabs http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-2014-providence-mayoral-campaign-grabs <p>The 2014 campaign for Providence mayor has become a most difficult campaign to handicap. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay explains why.</p><p></p><p></p><p>With Mayor Angel Taveras running for governor, the parade is forming to take over City Hall in New England’s second largest city..</p><p>So far, five serious candidates are preparing campaigns: Four Democrats and Republican aspirant Dr. Daniel Harrop, a psychiatrist.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:37:54 +0000 Scott MacKay 25436 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: 2014 Providence Mayoral Campaign Up For Grabs