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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has won election as vice chair of the Democratic Governors Association.  Washington Governor Jay Inslee was voted chairman of the 15-member Democratic governors group.

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Rhode Island officials recently released a report with recommendations on how to modernize the state’s electrical grid. 


There's barely a month left in 2017, meaning we're on the brink of what promises to be a dynamic election year in Rhode Island. 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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The India-based tech company Infosys plans to add 500 new jobs in Rhode Island over the next five years while creating its first U.S. hub for digital design in Providence, state and company officials announced Monday.

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In a nation divided along partisan political lines, it can feel like few things still bring people together. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay has an idea he says may help. 


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The health-tech company Virgin Pulse plans to move its global headquarters from Framingham, Massachusetts, to the Providence Journal Building in downtown Providence, RIPR has learned.

Sure, Rhode Island is on a glide path for the holiday season, but a dynamic election year is fast approaching. 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. (A quick program note: my TGIF column is taking next week off and will resume on December 1.) Here we go. 

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Guy Dufault, a former chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the messaging capacity of RI Democrats, Gov. Raimondo's middling approval ratings, the conflict in East Greenwich, and much more.

It's starting to actually feel like fall, and the news keeps coming fast and furious. 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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Democratic victories in elections Tuesday are mostly a comment on President Trump. That’s according to a former chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party.

The heavy winds came, lots of Rhode Islanders lost power, and now we're trying to move on. 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 government tackled public employee pensions in a landmark 2011 retirement system overhaul. But RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says that law didn’t end the local pension obligations that still haunt many communities.


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Jeremy Licht, deputy chief of staff to Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, is leaving the administration to return to the private sector, RI Public Radio has learned.

Licht, the son of Superior Court Judge Richard Licht, joined Raimondo's office as senior counsel in 2016. He previously worked as general counsel for the Commerce Corporation, the state's economic development agency.

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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is hiring Jonathan Blair -- who guided Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy's re-election in 2014 -- as her campaign manager, Rhode Island Public Radio has learned from multiple sources.

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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo said she stands behind the proposed deal for a new PawSox stadium in Pawtucket and disagrees with House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello's view that the deal should be renegotiated.

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