RI 2014 Governor's race http://ripr.org en Fung (surprise, surprise) slams RI General Assembly http://ripr.org/post/fung-surprise-surprise-slams-ri-general-assembly <p>From the No Republican Ever Lost a Gubernatorial Primary Vote by Slamming the RI General Assembly Department: Cranston Mayor Allan Fung blasted the Assembly in a campaign press release today, saying the annual late rush to legislation created too many ``missed opportunities for Rhode Island.’’</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:53:40 +0000 Scott MacKay 35725 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 22 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-22-things-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="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a>. Let's get to it.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:37:59 +0000 Ian Donnis 30452 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Block On RI's Economy, Pension Settlement, + More http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-block-ris-economy-pension-settlement-more <p>On tap this week, Republican Ken Block’s plan to rescue the Rhode Island economy, and the outlook for the settlement aimed at ending the lawsuit over the state pension system.&nbsp; Host Elisabeth Harrison sits in for Ian Donnis, and is joined by Rhode Island Public Radio’s political analyst Scott MacKay, and University of Rhode Island Political Science Professor Maureen Moakley.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:17:48 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison & Scott MacKay 29799 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Block On RI's Economy, Pension Settlement, + More Scott MacKay Commentary: RI Political-Economic Reality and Myth http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-ri-political-economic-reality-and-myth <p>Every serious candidate says Rhode Island’s poor economy is the top issue in this year’s governors’ race. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says it’s time for Rhode Island to sort economic myth from reality.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Say hello to any of the five major candidates for governor and you’ll get a marathon run of rhetoric on the need to create jobs in our struggling state.&nbsp; On the Republican side, Ken Block and Allan Fung have both talked about ushering in a better business climate, lowering taxes and looking for ways to save taxpayer money.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:59:38 +0000 Scott MacKay 28460 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: RI Political-Economic Reality and Myth