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Ray Gallison, the once-powerful chairman of the House Finance Committee, formally pleaded guilty Thursday to nine federal charges, after a judge told him he faces a maximum prison sentence of 111 years.

Investigators announced in January that Gallison would plead guilty to charges he had enriched himself by preying on others, including a disabled person and a deceased friend.

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State Police Col. Ann Assumpico expressed dissatisfaction Wednesday with how parts of the 38 Studios investigation were conducted.

March bursts upon the scene with a blast of cold air, as lawmakers return to Smith Hill and the political pot keeps bubbling. Thanks for stopping by for my weekend column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

State Rep. Jason Knight (D-Barrington) joins Bonus Q&A to talk about the larger progressive caucus in the House; the debate over a bill seeking to codify Roe v. Wade; the job performance of Governor Gina Raimondo; and much more.

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State Rep. Jason Knight (D-Barrington) joins Political Roundtable to discus why he ran for the General Assembly; whether he supports Governor Raimondo's college tuition plan; and his reaction to President Donald Trump's address to Congress this week.

Happy Weekend! 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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US Attorney Peter Neronha joins Political Roundtable to discuss the persistence of corruption in Rhode Island; whether he plans to run for attorney general next year; and the challenges of curbing opioid abuse.

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Governor Gina Raimondo said the RhodeWorks law passed amid controversy last year is yielding positive dividends for the state.

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Seven state reps have dropped out as cosponsors of a bill that would create permanent abortion rights in the Ocean State. But supporters downplay the significance of this change.

Happy weekend! 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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A state Republican Party complaint filed Tuesday with the state Board of Elections charges that House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello's political action committee exceeded limits on campaign contributions last year.

The Patriots won a Super Bowl for the ages, the Red Sox are starting to stir in Florida, and the political beat continues to run hot here in the Ocean State. So thanks for stopping by. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week

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Following the approval of the final settlement in the state's lawsuit over 38 Studios, Governor Gina Raimondo said Friday she will file a Superior Court petition early next week seeking the release of grand jury materials from a related investigation.

Meanwhile, the governor's office said State Police Col. Ann Assumpico has directed her department to review and release as soon as possible non-grand jury-related materials from Rhode Island's criminal probe of 38 Studios.

John Marion, executive director of the good government group Common Cause of RI, joined Bonus Q&A this week to talk about the ongoing battle to improve state government in the Ocean State. We discuss improvements at the state Board of Elections; the relative amount of corruption in RI; how changes are working out at the state Ethics Commission; and much more.

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John Marion, the executive director of Common Cause of Rhode Island, joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss the recent spate of corruption cases involving former lawmakers; the good government concerns raised by President Trump; and the impact of a stronger progressive caucus in the RI House of Representatives.

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