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Mid-September is here and with it a burst of General Assembly activity. So thanks for stopping by for the return of my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and your can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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RI Senate Finance Committee Chairman William Conley (D-East Providence) joins Political Roundtable to discuss the PawSox' proposed Pawtucket stadium, the loss of jobs at Benny's and Alexion, and the outlook for an override of Governor Raimondo's veto on the continuing contracts bill.

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Supporters of a proposed $83 million ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox offered four hours of endorsements Thursday night before opponents got a chance to weigh in.

Rhode Island Senate Finance Chairman William Conley (D-East Providence) said public opinion is important, but will not ultimately determine the fate of the PawSox' proposed stadium in Pawtucket.

With the flip of the calendar to September, the lull of late summer will soon give way to a burst of political activity: a special legislative session, an intensifying PawSox debate, and the march to the 2018 campaign season. So thanks for stopping by. Your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. (A quick program note: I'm taking some time off next week, so TGIF will return on September 15). Here we go.

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Robert A. Walsh Jr., executive director of the National Education Association Rhode Island teachers union, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss a range of subjects, including the upcoming special legislative session, school building needs in Rhode Island, the state of the labor movement, and much more.

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Rhode Island Senate President Dominick Ruggerio hopes the PawSox' proposal for a new Pawtucket stadium will get a General Assembly vote in November.

We're edging ever closer to a lively election year, as seen by the events of the past week. 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.

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Rhode Island State Rep. Mike Chippendale joins Bonus Q&A to discuss his stance on the proposed PawSox stadium; debate over the cost of electricity; why he voted against the state budget; how President Trump is faring in western Rhode Island, and more.

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State Rep. Michael Chippendale (R-Foster) joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss Rhode Island's 2018 gubernatorial race, progressive Dawn Euer's Senate victory in Newport, and President Trump's focus on criticizing the media.

Democrat Dawn Euer, a progressive lawyer, cruised to victory in special election for the Rhode Island Senate seat formerly held by Teresa Paiva Weed.

We'll skip the opening quip this week, because, this week. 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.

Rhode Island State Rep. Teresa Tanzi (D-South Kingstown) joins Bonus Q&A to discuss a wide range of legislative issues, including the PawSox, state spending, the return to Rhode Island of Gordon Fox, and much more.

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State Rep. Teresa Tanzi (D-South Kingstown), a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss fallout from the weekend violence in Charlottesville, the impact of a bigger progressive caucus in the House, and the merits of a proposed hike for electricity customers in the state.

Blink a few times and fall will be here before we know it -- right? -- so enjoy summer while you can. Meanwhile, 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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