The speaker of the House is often called the most powerful elected official in state government. That’s because the speaker controls the flow of legislation in the House and has a lot of influence over the state budget. But just like a rank and file lawmaker, the speaker has to win re-election every two years.
State Republican Chairman Brandon Bell filed a complaint with the state Elections Board on Monday, calling on the board to investigate a possible campaign finance violation by House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello.
We're heading into the home stretch ahead of Rhode Island's November 8th election. 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.
Ward 14 Providence Councilor David Salvatore joins Bonus Q&A to talk about city finances, the proposed agreement with city firefighters, whether Providence's influence at the legislature is waning, and other topics.
It's not every week that begins with 38 Studios and ends with a yoga pants dispute in Barrington. But that's why Rhode Island is the gift that keeps giving. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips are welcome and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.
University of Rhode Island President David Dooley joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss Curt Schilling's comments on 38 Studios; ballot question 4, which would allocate $45 million in borrowing to modernize an engineering building at URI and create a so-called innovation campus; and what do about student debt.
Curt Schilling said Tuesday he was surprised to learn in 2010 that most of state reps voting on a $125 million job development program were unaware that a big chunk of the money was "earmarked" for 38 Studios.
Our Rhody Votes 2016 coverage continues, with a look at Ballot Question 2, the Rhode Island Ethics Commission Amendment. It asks voters whether to restore the Commission’s jurisdiction over General Assembly members.
Your humble correspondent is back on the beat after taking most of last week off. So thanks for stopping by. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and your can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.
After being defeated by 21 votes during the September primary, John DeSimone unveiled Wednesday a write-in campaign against Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, and said he's running because out-of-town special interests propelled his rival's victory.
Lewd comments made by Trump 11 years ago have led some congressional Republicans to back away from the GOP nominee. The head of the state Republican Party says he’s not worried that Donald Trump may hurt efforts to increase GOP ranks in the General Assembly.
State GOP Chairman Brandon Bell says Trump’s recently publicized remarks about women are indefensible and unacceptable. But Bell said local voters can separate Trump from the issues backed by Rhode Island Republicans.