Gina Raimondo

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? 

Elisabeth Harrison

Providence County is participating in a trial run of the 2020 U.S. Census. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay traces how something that shouldn’t provoke controversy has become partisan.

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A group of elected officials and leaders of community groups gathered Monday at Central Falls to oppose plans for including a citizenship question in the U.S. Census in 2020.

Elisabeth Harrison / RIPR

Deborah Gist, the former Rhode Island education commissioner who often jousted with teacher unions, has moved on to become the superintendent of schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she has become vocally pro-union.

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Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor, road-tested economic campaign themes Friday night and took some shots at Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo – without mentioning her by name- as he delivered his annual city budget address to the city council.

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.

Matt Brown

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.

Alex Nunes

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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