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A new study finds that Rhode Island’s film and TV tax credit is losing the state more than $1.8 million a year.

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Rhode Island State Rep. Jeremiah "Jay" O'Grady was stretching after a workout at MacColl YMCA in Lincoln last August and he was looking forward to seeing a concert with his wife when his life was suddenly turned upside down.

One need not suffer from triskaidekaphobia to question Rhode Island's budget outlook. But lawmakers are heading off on their spring break, and the weather shows some (brief) signs of improvement, so it will have to wait. Thanks, regardless, for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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Rhode Island State Rep. Shelby Maldonado joins Bonus Q&A to talk about the intersection of politics and immigration, the clash between progressives and establishment Democrats, abortion rights, affordable housing and much more.

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Rhode Island state Rep. Shelby Maldonado (D-Central Falls) joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss her bill meant to aid people in the DACA program, the emerging race for governor, and the outlook for gun-related bills in the General Assembly.

To paraphrase a remark (mistakenly) attributed to Mark Twain, the coldest winter I ever spent was a spring in southern New England. But we roll with the punches, right? 

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Democrat Sandra Cano scored a decisive win over Republican Nathan Luciano Tuesday in a special election for an open Rhode Island Senate seat in Pawtucket.

Baseball is back, there are rumors of warmer temperatures, and the political beat continues to run hot. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

What if there were predictions of a big snow storm and the forecasted flakes failed to materialize? Well, unexpected stuff happens -- in weather, as in politics. With that note, thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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Fees from Rhode Island's E-911 program have been diverted for other uses since the fees were introduced in 1997.

The E-911 program faces criticism from state Rep. Robert Lancia (R-Cranston), who fears that under-staffing could cause delays in responding to an emergency, and a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, who calls Rhode Island one of the most egregious offenders in diverting funds meant for 911 services.

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Across the nation, students walked out of their classes Wednesday, imploring lawmakers to take action on gun control. 

This week offered further proof that Rhode Island politics is the gift that keeps giving, right? Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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State Representative Aaron Regunberg joins Bonus Q&A to discuss a range of issues, including the Providence parking ticket controversy, his stance on the PawSox stadium, why he's running for lieutenant governor, and much more.

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Hundreds of people came to the Rhode Island Statehouse Tuesday to testify for and against a series of gun-related bills.

Judiciary committees in the Rhode Island General Assembly are slated to start hearing testimony on Tuesday on a series of gun-related proposals.

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