RI 2014 state budget http://ripr.org en Scott MacKay Commentary: The Clay Pell Dilemma In RI Governor's Race http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-clay-pell-dilemma-ri-governors-race <p>Political pundits love to emphasize that campaigns matter.&nbsp; Clay Pell better hope that adage rings true if he hopes to be Rhode Island’s next governor, says our resident pundit, RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Herbert Claiborne `Clay’ Pell&nbsp; IV is the grandson of a legendary Rhode Island U.S. Senator, a Harvard University graduate&nbsp; and at just 32 years old, possessor of a resume that would be the envy of many a decade or two older.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:01:28 +0000 Scott MacKay 28120 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: The Clay Pell Dilemma In RI Governor's Race The Chafee budget item you are not reading about in newspapers http://ripr.org/post/chafee-budget-item-you-are-not-reading-about-newspapers <p>Buried deep in Governor Chafee’s budget is a provision that would save Rhode Islanders several million dollars annually by ending corporate welfare for the beleaguered newspaper industry.</p><p>Currently there are more than 250 requirements for legal notices and advertisements to be published in newspapers. These are the agate type legal ads for such things as foreclosures, tax liens, bankruptcy proceedings, public board meetings and the like.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:28:16 +0000 Scott MacKay 27833 at http://ripr.org