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State Rep. Patricia Morgan, the new GOP leader in the Rhode Island House, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss a range of legislative issues.

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State Rep. Patricia Morgan (R-West Warwick), the new minority leader in the Rhode Island House, joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss charter schools and what's next for the House GOP caucus under her leadership.

State Rep-elect Ken Mendonca joins Bonus Q&A to discuss his top legislative goal, why truck tolls were not influential as an election issue, whether President-elect Trump should do more to repudiate hate groups, and more.

Trump-world continues to assemble before our eyes, even as America prepares to pause next week for Thanksgiving. Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome and you can follow through the week on the twitters . Here we go. 1. Although Steven Frias remains on the losing side of his challenge to House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello , the race will have a lasting impact on the General Assembly. On election night, the Democratic speaker downplayed the...

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. 1. How pissed off are Rhode Islanders at the status quo? We'll get some insight into that question after voters decide legislative races on November 8. A few cycles ago, Republicans were unable to build their ranks on Smith Hill despite the seemingly...

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While many Ocean State voters are more focused on August vacations than politics, candidates for the legislature are knocking on doors, appearing at coffee hours and pleading for votes at taverns and ethnic clubs.

What a heartrending week in America. Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. Your tips and comments and tips are always welcome , and you can follow me through the week on the twitters . Here we go. 1. Scenes from America in 2016: "This was to have been a celebratory month, a time when the two major political parties nominate their presidential candidates amid pageantry and expressions of optimism and unity. Instead, July has begun with violence of the worst kind, and with shock and...

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The emergence of a second Republican candidate for the Cranston House seat held by Speaker Nicholas Mattiello is exposing a conflict within the state GOP.

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. 1. Governor Gina Raimondo is one of the top winners in the budget passed by the House late Wednesday night. The governor got the vast majority of what she wanted in her initial spending plan, emphasizing related themes of jobs, schools, and skills. Despite their outward differences, Raimondo and House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello have...

State Rep. Patricia Morgan (R-West Warwick) was among the 13 reps who voted against the new state budget Wednesday night. Morgan stopped by our studio to talk about the spending plan, the GOP legislative outlook for fall elections, and much more.

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State Rep. Patricia Morgan (R-West Warwick) joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss the budget passed by the RI House, questions about Rep. John Carnevale's residency, and how to prevent mass shootings like the one in Orlando, Florida.

Happy June, and 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. 1. The criminal case involving the Institute For International Sport resurfaced this week when Dan Doyle used a news conference to proclaim his innocence and to skewer the media. "No industry is in greater need for introspection than the media, and no amendment, with the possible exception of the Fourth Amendment, is...

March is here, along with what continues to be an unusual year in presidential politics. Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and thoughts are welcome , and you can follow me through the week on the twitters . Here we go. 1. Remember when " where's the beef? " was considered a cutting jab during a presidential debate? That might as well have been the Victorian age, considering what's passing for discourse this time around among Donald Trump and most of his fellow...

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The Republican Policy Group, a group of GOP lawmakers, unveiled an effort Wednesday to reduce wasteful state spending. They held a Statehouse news conference to tout Waste-O-Meter -- a giant thermometer meant to highlight government waste. State Rep. Patricia Morgan (R-West Warwick) said the Republican Policy Group is looking for the public's help in identifying wasteful spending. "We have set up a hot line and an email address for members of the public to call," Morgan said in a statement. ...

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State Rep. Patricia Morgan (R-West Warwick) said Tuesday that Governor Gina Raimondo is not being forthcoming enough about her truck toll plan, although a Raimondo spokeswoman reiterated that preliminary locations for truck tolls will be identified at a later date.

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