Angel Taveras en Brown Poll Shows Raimondo and Taveras Locked In A Virtual Tie <p>The race to pick Rhode Island's next governor is still up for grabs.</p><p><a href="">A new Brown University poll </a>shows Democratic gubernatorial candidates Angel Taveras and Gina Raimondo locked in a virtual dead heat, with Clay Pell lagging behind in the race. The poll (albeit from a tiny sample size of 86 somewhat or very likely GOP voters) shows a similar scenario with Republicans Ken Block and Allan Fung.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:17:30 +0000 Ian Donnis 31834 at Republican Party Wants Pension Dispute Settled In Court <p>The Rhode Island Republican Party is backing up the GOP’s two gubernatorial candidates in saying that the state pension dispute should be resolved in court.&nbsp; Two of the state’s leading Democrats still support the push for a settlement between the two sides</p><p></p><p>A proposed pension settlement unveiled in February was cast in doubt Monday when one of six groups that have to offer initial approval rejected the deal. State GOP chairman Mark Smiley said he agrees with his party’s gubernatorial candidates that the pension conflict should be decided in court.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:09:47 +0000 Ian Donnis 31833 at Taveras & Raimondo Campaigns Trade Shots on the Pension Settlement <p>In a preview of things to come as Rhode Island's Democratic primary grows more intense, the campaigns of Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and state Treasurer Gina Raimondo are trading sharp jabs over the handling of the high-stakes state pension conflict.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:20:14 +0000 Ian Donnis 31789 at Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off At Economic Forum <p>The four Democrats running for governor mostly agreed with one another on a host of issues during a forum Monday sponsored by a liberal think tank, the Economic Progress Institute. The issues included jobs, safety net programs, and taxes.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:39:18 +0000 Ian Donnis 31697 at Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off At Economic Forum TGIF: 22 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media <p>It's a time of transition, in the weather, the political landscape (item #1), and the media (#5), so thanks for stopping by for my Friday column. Your thoughts and tips are always welcome, and you can follow me all week long <a href="">on the twitters</a>. Let's get to it.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:37:59 +0000 Ian Donnis 30452 at Raimondo Touts Plan to Add Manufacturing Jobs <p></p><p>In the first of a series of economy-related campaign events, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo says Rhode Island needs to take action to get a piece of the pie as more manufacturing jobs are returning to the US.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:46:15 +0000 Ian Donnis 30211 at Raimondo Touts Plan to Add Manufacturing Jobs URI professor union supports Taveras for governor <p>The union representing University of Rhode Island professors has endorsed Providence Mayor Angel Taveras for governor.</p><p>The political action committee representing professors represented by the American Association of University Professors at URI voted unanimously to endorse the campaign of Taveras, who is running for the Democratic nomination for governor.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:10:23 +0000 Scott MacKay 29748 at Roger Suchite Moving From City Hall to Cicilline's Staff <p><a href="">Roger Suchite</a> is leaving his job as director of advance for Providence Mayor Angel Taveras to become senior field representative for Congressman David Cicilline.</p><p>Suchite's responsibilities in the new post will include constituent casework and joining Cicilline at Rhode Island events, according to Cicilline spokesman Andrew Gernt.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:08:29 +0000 Ian Donnis 29274 at Bonus Q+A: Pell on the Economy, Taxes, Education, Campaign Finance & More <p>Democratic gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell joins the Bonus Q+A to talk about jobs, education, Obamacare, campaign finance and many other issues related to Campaign 2014.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 29090 at WPRI/ProJo Poll Shows a Wide-Open Race for Governor <p>The latest <a href="">WPRI-TV/Providence Journal poll </a>shows Angel Taveras clinging to a small lead among the three major Democratic candidates for governor, although the main takeaway is the wide-open nature of the contest.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:28:25 +0000 Ian Donnis 29029 at