Providence mayor en Pension settlement and polls: The 2014 RI Governor's race <p>This week brings crucial developments in the 2014 Rhode Island governor’s race: tomorrow a WPRI-Providence Journal public opinion survey releases veteran pollster Joe Fleming’s numbers on the race. Then on Wednesday, the most important new twist comes when the legal settlement in the 2011 state public employee pension overhaul is made public.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:35:30 +0000 Scott MacKay 28918 at Can Taveras raise enough money to beat Raimondo? <p>Money isn’t everything in political campaigns. Yet, it is a lot of things, explains Rhode Island Public Radio political analyst Scott MacKay who ponders the role of campaign cash in the 2014 RI Democratic gubernatorial primary.</p><p>Jesse Unruh, speaker of the California Assembly, coined the term back in 1966. ``Money,’’ said Unruh. ``is the mother’s milk of politics.’’</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:12:52 +0000 Scott MacKay 26264 at Scott MacKay Commentary: 2014 Providence Mayoral Campaign Up For 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 Scott MacKay Commentary: 2014 Providence Mayoral Campaign Up For Grabs