Rhode Island’s modern political history is filled with bitter Democratic primaries for governor. But RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says this campaign season it is the Republicans who are bashing each other.
Rhode Island voters have not elected a Democratic governor since 1992, when Bruce Sundlun decisively beat Republican Betty Leonard. There are many factors contributing to this Democratic Statehouse futility.
The city of Pawtucket says it will defend its pit bull ban against a lawsuit challenging it. The Pawtucket ban appears to conflict with state law.
Pawtucket banned pit bulls nine years ago. The ordinance is now being challenged by pit bull owner Albert Alix and a group called Defenders of Animals. They said the ordinance was invalidated when the General Assembly enacted a state law forbidding cities and towns from breed-specific bans on dogs and cats. But Tony Pires, Pawtucket’s director of administration, said the ordinance is exempt from state law because it predates it.