Jim Skeffington, the president of the PawSox died unexpectedly on Sunday after collapsing while jogging near his home in Barrington. As a Providence lawyer, Skeffington was an influential dealmaker in the capital city for years. He was also the public face for the PawSox proposed move to a ballpark on the Providence River. Rhode Island Public Radio's political reporter Ian Donnis joined morning host Chuck Hinman to discuss Skeffington's death and what it could mean.
On Tuesday, two Rhode Island House committees will take another close look at Governor Gina Raimondo’s proposed budgets for Medicaid and the state’s health and human services agency. The Senate heard similar proposals last week.
The hearings offer another opportunity for public testimony and committee members’ questions before the budgets hit the full House and Senate for consideration.
Erin Donovan-Boyle has been appointed the executive director of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce.
Donovan-Boyle, who is currently outreach director for U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, has had a stellar career in Rhode Island public affairs and political circles. A former vice-president of the Mayforth Group, Donovan-Boyle has also served as executive director of Ocean State Tall Ships and as campaign manager for former Rhode Island Secretary of State Ralph Mollis.
Doyle will take over at the chamber on June 15, succeeding executive director Jody J. Sullivan, who is retiring.
Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.
This week Mark and Dave speak with Steve Maurano, Associate Vice President of public affairs for Providence College. The private Catholic institution recently completed an economic impact study. It shows the school has a $200 million dollar impact on the city and state.
When to listen
You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.