Mark Binder http://ripr.org en Fox Foe Mark Binder Announces New Challenge to the Speaker http://ripr.org/post/fox-foe-mark-binder-announces-new-challenge-speaker <p>We're 18 months out from the November 2014 election, but that's not stopping Mark Binder from announcing on Thursday another legislative challenge to House Speaker Gordon Fox.</p><p>Via news release:</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 14:24:02 +0000 Ian Donnis 14551 at http://ripr.org Speaker Fox says he’ll defer to the General Assembly on the possibility of defaulting on the 38 Stud http://ripr.org/post/speaker-fox-says-he-ll-defer-general-assembly-possibility-defaulting-38-stud <p>House Speaker <a href="http://www.gordonfox.com/gordonfox.com/index.html">Gordon Fox</a>&nbsp;– one of the most powerful people in state government –&nbsp;wants to defer to “the entire General Assembly” on whether the state should consider defaulting on the moral obligation bonds for 38 Studios.</p><p>The move comes after Fox, during a taping of <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/watch-gordon-fox-and-mark-binder-go-head-to-head-on-newsmakers-2/">a televised debate </a>last Friday, said considering defaulting on the bonds is “an option.”</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:41:52 +0000 Ian Donnis 8671 at http://ripr.org Watch Gordon Fox and Mark Binder go head-to-head on Newsmakers http://ripr.org/post/watch-gordon-fox-and-mark-binder-go-head-head-newsmakers <p>House Speaker Gordon Fox and his legislative opponent, Mark Binder, squared off during a taped debate this morning on WPRI/WNAC-TV’s Newsmakers.</p><p>The topics included Fox’s campaign contributors, Rhode Island’s economy, 38 Studios, same-sex marriage legislation, last year’s pension overhaul, and much more. The skirmish is expected to be their last debate, following one <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/eight-highlights-from-the-battle-between-mark-binder-and-speaker-gordon-fox/">earlier this week,</a> before Election Day.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:51:49 +0000 Ian Donnis 8702 at http://ripr.org 11 highlights from the battle between Mark Binder and Speaker Gordon Fox http://ripr.org/post/11-highlights-battle-between-mark-binder-and-speaker-gordon-fox <div class="entry clear"><p><a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/binder-fox-10-24-12.jpg"><img alt="" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-7891" src="http://wrnipoliticsblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/binder-fox-10-24-12.jpg?w=300&amp;h=225" title="Binder + Fox 10-24-12" width="300" height="225"></a>In most election years, someone like House Speaker <a href="http://www.gordonfox.com/gordonfox.com/index.html">Gordon Fox </a>could laugh off a challenge by a relatively obscure challenger. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:00:22 +0000 Ian Donnis 8711 at http://ripr.org