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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Bonus Q&A: Giarrusso on Small Business, Campaign Finance, the GOP Outlook & More

State Representative Anthony Giarrusso (R-East Greenwich) joins Bonus Q+A this week to discuss the merits of reform attempts in the House; what the state can do to help small business; how Republicans can increase their legislative ranks; and more.

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On Politics
4:38 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Raimondo Unsure If PawSox Deal Will Be Decided This Legislative Session

Governor Raimondo speaking Tuesday during a news conference in Warwick.
Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

Governor Gina Raimondo said Tuesday she's unsure if the Pawtucket Red Sox proposal to move to Providence will be decided -- as the team's ownership hopes -- before the end of the General Assembly session.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Bonus Q&A: Elorza on Snow, Street Cars, Tax Agreements & More

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza joins Bonus Q+A to talk about his budget; tax stabilization agreements; the search for an economic development director; the Superman Building; snow-removal; and much more.

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On Politics
12:58 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Speaker Mattiello Wants to Eliminate the "Taylor Swift Tax"

The House, led by Mattiello, has yet to put its imprint on Raimondo's proposed budget.
Credit Ian Donnis/File Photo / RIPR

House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello wants to eliminate the "Taylor Swift tax"  -- Governor Gina Raimondo's proposed statewide property tax on vacation homes worth more than $1 million.

"I'm hoping that the revenues are there to eliminate that," Mattiello said during a taping Thursday of Rhode Island Public Radio's Political Roundtable. "You could look to see that eliminated. I agree with the public sentiment that you don't open the door to a new tax, because it's just going to expand in the future, so that's something that I'm really looking to eliminate."

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Environment
5:00 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Rising Tide: Little Compton Farm Bucks Recession Trend

Skip Paul in his spinach house at Wishing Stone Farm. Most of what he grows on his farm is organic.
Ambar Espinoza RIPR

This story is part of our series “Rising Tide” about how – or whether - Rhode Islanders are emerging from the deepest economic recession since the 1930s. The question we’re asking is: Does a rising tide really lift all boats, or are some Rhode Islanders still being left behind?

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