Here’s the release from the office of Governor Lincoln Chafee:
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that attorney Richard J. Land will serve as 38 Studios’ Receiver as the Governor and the State of Rhode Island work to recoup as many taxpayer dollars as possible. Mr. Land has served as a court-appointed Receiver for a variety of businesses and has represented clients in all levels of state court in Rhode Island, in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, and the United State Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island.
State Treasurer Gina Raimondo’s impressive fundraising prowess will be among her assets if — as many expect – she runs for governor in 2014. Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, another prospective contender for the post,lagged behind Raimondo ($258,155) in Q2 even though he had solid numbers ($114,810).
But money isn’t everything in some contests, and there’s no guarantee the candidate with the biggest war chest will win the next gubernatorial election.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Sheldon Whitehouse's campaign manager is declining to respond directly to an accusation of hypocrisy by his Republican opponent. GOP challenger Barry Hinckley says Whitehouse is trying to have it both ways by criticizing special interest money in politics. As Hinckley notes, Whitehouse has also accepted more than 2 million dollars from political action committees since his first Senate run in 2006.
Switching to an iPhone from a BlackBerry was all it took for state Representative Jon Brien to become a Twitter enthusiast earlier this year.
The BlackBerry interface for Twitter was “useless,” and Brien says, “I really didn’t get Twitter.” But a new world of information and communication opened up when he signed up for a Twitter handle on his iPhone last spring.
Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena tends to get somewhat less attention than some of his counterparts from other cities. But Polisena was candid and quotable during a visit to Rhode Island Public Radio’s Political Roundtable last week. Here are some of the highlights: