With readership dropping and advertising revenues declining, the Providence Journal, the state’s largest newspaper, is seeking to shed more workers. The Projo is offering buyouts to veteran employees. If a sufficient number of employees do not take the buyouts, layoffs are likely, says John Hill, president of the Providence Newspaper Guild, the union representing many employees.
There is only one Rhode Island primary election tomorrow (Tuesday Sept. 11) that is being watched from Woonsocket to Washington, D.C. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay brings you the first district Democratic donnybrook.
The 1st District U.S. House primary joust between Democratic David Cicilline and Anthony Gemma has been in-your-face nasty, as rough as it gets in a little state known for big political fights.
Governor Chafee tells the Washington Blade something that’s pretty clear back here in Rhode Island: the matchup between Senate Judiciary chair Michael McCaffrey and Democratic primary challenger Laura Pisaturo is a big one for the same-sex marriage issue. Yet he adds some interesting commentary:
It is rare that 5th graders are featured in the lead of the letters section of a major political media outlet. But that is what happened in the most recent issue of the Nation, that liberal publication of politcs and arts.
Republican CD1 candidate Brendan Doherty is getting a jump start before next Tuesday’s Democratic primary skirmish between David Cicilline and Anthony Gemma. He’s holding a news conference tomorrow to latch onto a populist issue:
Keith Stokes, who lost his job at the state Economic Development Corporation in the aftermath of the meltdown at 38 Studios, started a new gig yesterday: president of strategic economic planning & development at the Mayforth Group.
Brendan Doherty, the Republican candidate for U.S. House in the 1st District, issued a nice uplifting Labor Day statement but somebody on his communications staff ought to have done a better job vetting it. The former RI state police superintendent stated: “The United States Constitution asserts one of our guiding principles that still rings true. That is, that we as people, are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, namely life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’’