2012 presidentail race http://ripr.org en Home-based RI Child Care Workers Overwhelmingly Approve To Unionize http://ripr.org/post/home-based-ri-child-care-workers-overwhelmingly-approve-unionize <p>State-subsidized, home-based child care providers have voted overwhelmingly to join a union.</p><p>The crowd cheered at the state Labor Relations Board when the results of the child care vote were announced. 390 voted to join the Service Employees International Union. 19 voted against it.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:05:38 +0000 Flo Jonic 24084 at http://ripr.org Home-based RI Child Care Workers Overwhelmingly Approve To Unionize TGIF: 12 things to know about RI politics + media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-12-things-know-about-ri-politics-media-1 <p>Batten down the hatches for Sandy and get ready for another version of my Friday column. Thanks for reading, and feel free to send me tips, comments, and the like: idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org. Let’s get to it:</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 16:18:54 +0000 Ian Donnis 8646 at http://ripr.org Rhode Islanders joining the Obama-Romney fight in New Hampshire http://ripr.org/post/rhode-islanders-joining-obama-romney-fight-new-hampshire <p>New Hampshire has just four electoral votes — the same&nbsp;puny number as Rhode Island. Yet the&nbsp;neck-and-neck&nbsp;race between President Obama and Mitt Romney has&nbsp;sparked a&nbsp;situation in which the Granite State, <a href="http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82604.html">as Politico noted</a>,&nbsp;could punch above its weight in presidential politics.</p><p>New Hampshire offers the closest opportunity for Ocean State partisans&nbsp;who want to get&nbsp;involved in Romney-Obama race beyond writing a check.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:34:56 +0000 Ian Donnis 8699 at http://ripr.org Duffy: 2000-style presidential cliffhanger possible on November 6 http://ripr.org/post/duffy-2000-style-presidential-cliffhanger-possible-november-6 <p><a href="https://twitter.com/jennifereduffy">Jennifer Duffy </a>of the Cook Political Report says a presidential cliffhanger — like&nbsp; when Al Gore won the popular vote in 2000, but lost the Electoral College to George W. Bush — isn’t out of the question next month.</p><p>During a taping today of RIPR’s Bonus Q+A (airing Friday at 6:40 and 8:40 am), she said:</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:03:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 8709 at http://ripr.org