Providence, R.I. – This fall, Rhode Islanders will elect a new governor to lead the state for the next four years. WRNI political analyst Scott MacKay looks back at the history of the Rhode Island governorship.
Providence, R.I. – Rep. Jim Langevin, a quadriplegic, will preside over the House for the first time, a milestone that coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Rhode Island Democrat will use a newly installed mechanical lift system on Monday to gain access to the speaker's rostrum. Langevin has used a wheelchair since being paralyzed in a shooting accident as a teenager. He was elected in 2000.
Providence, R.I. – Rhode Island's five main gubernatorial candidates say they have concerns about a proposal from the state Economic Development Corporation to offer a $75 million loan guarantee to a game development company founded by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.
The EDC is meeting Monday to discuss and likely vote on terms and conditions of a deal to bring 38 Studios from its current location in Maynard, Mass., to Rhode Island.
Providence, R.I. – Federal prosecutors in Rhode Island want a former hospital executive convicted of corruption to report to prison now that his appeal has been rejected.
Yesterday, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the fraud and conspiracy convictions of Robert Urciuoli, the former president and CEO of Roger Williams Medical Center. Urciuoli was convicted of paying off a state senator for political favors.
Providence, R.I. – A state-appointed receiver takes control in Central Falls. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Joining us as usual is University of Rhode Island political science professor Maureen Moakley, and WRNI political analyst Scott MacKay. Our special guest is Susan Heroux, an activist with Queer Action of Rhode Island. She also blogs about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues.