Lincoln Chafee

On Politics
11:41 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Tax debate heats up in Rhode Island as some push for a "game-changer"

The debate over tax policy is heating up as the House Finance Committee gets set to hear testimony Wednesday on Governor Lincoln Chafee's proposed cut to the corporate tax.

Highlights:

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Politics
7:14 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Chafee: I Focus on Doing my Job

RI Governor Lincoln Chafee
Credit Catherine Welch / RIPR

Governor Lincoln Chafee is shrugging off his lower approval ratings.
A survey by the Taubman Center at Brown University shows 25 percent of Rhode Islanders approve of the way Chafee is governing. That’s down from 28 percent in October.

Chafee says he isn’t worried. "I just do my job and that’s what I’ve done in my whole career  as a councilman, as a mayor, as a senator, in private practice. I’ve won elections. I’ve lost elections but all I care about is doing my job."
 
Chafee faces re-election in November, 2014.

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RI Economic Development
2:59 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Gov. Chafee: Having Trouble Filling EDC Board

Gov. Lincoln Chafee says he’s having some trouble getting people to serve on the board of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. Seven of the 13 board seats are empty and the agency has no director.  

Chafee says people he’s approached are reluctant to serve because of the high-profile nature of the troubled agency.

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On Politics
3:52 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

TGIF: 10 things to know about RI politics + media

Welcome to March, the run-up to spring, and another edition of my Friday column. Your thoughts and tips are always welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org. Let's head in:

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Politics
7:59 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Newest poll has no surprises

Governor Lincoln Chafee
Credit RIPR file

Sixty percent of Rhode Islanders support same-sex marriage. That’s according to a new Brown University poll.  26 percent of respondents say they oppose same-sex marriage.

In other findings, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras has the best approval rating in the Brown survey. Almost 64 percent of respondents approve of his job performance.

State Treasurer Gina Raimondo has a 56 percent approval rating, while just under 26 percent of respondents approve of Governor Lincoln Chafee’s job performance.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Political Roundtable: Saul Kaplan says RI Should Decide its Economic Focus

Kaplan.
Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

Saul Kaplan, founder and head of the Business Innovation Factory, and a former director of the state Economic Development Corporation, joins the panel to discuss struggles at the EDC, the outlook for gun-related legislation, municipal finance woes in Woonsocket and more.

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On Politics
4:00 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Bonus Q+A: Kaplan says RI Needs to Turn its Size Into An Asset

Saul Kaplan, head of the Business Innovation Factory, says Rhode Island has the necessary assets for a thriving economy. Part of the challenge, he says, is transforming the state's small size from an obstacle into a benefit.

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On Politics
12:31 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Four key takeaways from the new Brown University poll

Brown University's new poll is full of findings that, on the surface, are familiar and not particularly surprising. Yet they do point to some larger messages:

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Politics
8:12 am
Tue February 26, 2013

General Assembly Back in Session

RI State House of Representatives
Credit RIPR file

After a one-week winter break, the General Assembly gets back to work Tuesday.

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On Politics
3:33 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

TGIF: 12 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media

We remain stuck in the pit of winter, judging by the forecast for the latest in a string of storms. Yet things are already percolating for our next massive political season, so let's get to it. As always, your thoughts, tips, and reactions are welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org.

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