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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.

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Baseball is back in New England this week, as both the Boston Red Sox and the Pawtucket Red Sox begin their home seasons.  RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay wonders if Rhode Island state government can forge a new stadium deal to keep the PawSox in the Ocean State.

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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Rhode Island and Connecticut are two bordering New England states whose residents have usually gotten along. But RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay wonders has noticed that relations have gotten chippy lately.

We're closing in on the start of the baseball season, although you might not know it from the weather. Plus, the political cauldron continues to boil in the Biggest Little. So thanks for stopping by. Your comments are welcome and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go. 

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It’s well past time for the Statehouse scofflaws –Governor Gina Raimondo’s administration and the General Leadership—to be held accountable for the latest embarrassment.

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The Rhode Island economy is sure to be a crucial topic in the state’s 2018 political campaigns. RIPR Political Analyst Scott MacKay says there is improvement, but the Ocean State is still a long way from flourishing.

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Matt Brown joins Political Roundtable to discuss his independent run for governor, some of his policy proposals, and the ongoing debate over gun violence.

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Independent candidate for governor Matt Brown joins Bonus Q&A to talk about his campaign and related topics, including Rhode Island's economy, whether he'd make a Republican victory more likely, the PawSox, and much more.

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Politicians often promote business tax credits and incentives as a way to develop the economy and, ultimately, create more jobs. In Rhode Island, state reports show hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks have been awarded to businesses in the last decade.

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Rhode Island lawmakers will hear public testimony Thursday on a bill that would put teeth into Rhode Island’s carbon emissions reduction goals.


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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Friday is the last day for public comment on the Trump administration’s proposal to open up New England waters to offshore oil and gas drilling. 

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The first public opinion poll of the 2018 Rhode Island campaign for governor shows a near dead heat between Republican Allan Fung and incumbent Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo.  RIPR Political Analyst Scott MacKay parses the bad news for Raimondo.


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State Rep. Aaron Regunberg, a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, joins Political Roundtable to discuss the growing gubernatorial field, his primary challenge to Lt. Gov. Dan McKee, and the gun debate at the Statehouse.

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