PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In a cost-cutting move, Gov.-elect Lincoln Chafee plans to begin work on Tuesday with fewer staffers in the governor's office.
Chafee will begin at the State House with an initial roster of 25 staffers, 20 fewer than currently budgeted. Chafee spokesman Michael Trainor said outgoing Gov. Don Carcieri has also been operating with fewer staffers than budgeted this fiscal year, carrying 31. He said Chafee's decision to carry six few staffers ``will accelerate those savings.''
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Angel Taveras will take the reins today as the new mayor of Providence.
After an inter-faith breakfast, Taveras will be inaugurated at 1:30 on the steps of City Hall. A reception will be held from 3 to 4 on the second floor of City Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.
An inaugural celebration will take place at 7 this evening at the Rhode Island Convention Center. It's free, but tickets must be obtained at transitionprovidence.org
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Remembering the political year of 2010, and Governor Carcieri's tenure comes to a close. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI political reporter Ian Donnis.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – An official portrait of Governor Carcieri is due to be unveiled at 5 pm today. It includes some subtle motifs from his time in office.
Carcieri is leaving office next week after the maximum two terms as governor. State law requires departing governors to remain at the State House - in the form of an official portrait. Artist Harley Bartlett of Hope says a small statue, of a knight on a horse, on the governor's desk refers to the scholastic mascot of his native East Greenwich High School.