The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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RI 2011 Archives

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Rhode Island Gubernatorial Headlines 2011 Archives

DECEMBER 2011

Can online gambling save RI? (GoLocalProv, 12/31/11)
Session starts early for Fox as speaker works to limit late rush (WPRI, 12/31/11)
12 to watch – Chafee chief of staff George Zainyeh (GoLocalProv, 12/30/11)
12 to watch in 2012 (GoLocalProv, 12/30/11)
RI to ask voters to approve table games (Boston Globe, 12/30/11)
NY Times backs Chafee’s stance on Pleau (Woonsocket Call, 12/30/11)
Chafee pushes pension reform to cities (GoLocalProv, 12/30/11)
Lt. Gov. Roberts won’t run against Chafee for governor in 2014 (WPRI, 12/30/11)
Speaker Fox looks back, ahead; pension reform a priority (Woonsocket Call, 12/30/11)
RI Governor weighs tax proposal as 2012 session nears (Boston Globe, 12/30/11)
Gov. Chafee calls mayors to State House (WPRI, 12/29/11)
Commentary: Rhode Island, the little state that could? (RealClearPolitics, 12/29/11)
Editorial: Gov. Chafee declines (New York Times, 12/29/11)
Rhode Island’s top 11 of 2011 (GoLocalProv, 12/29/11)
5 cities and towns that could go broke in 2012 (GoLocalProv, 12/29/11)
ProCAP fallout: Businesses owed $400K (GoLocalProv, 12/28/11)
Local Pols make predictions for 2012 (GoLocalProv, 12/27/11)
GOP nightmare: Presidential candidates might not make RI ballot (GoLocalProv, 12/27/11)
RI’s biggest PR blunders of 2011 (GoLocalProv, 12/27/11)
Chafee’s Report Card: Grading the Gov’s first year (GoLocalProv, 12/26/11)
Foreclosures still rock RI each month (GoLocalProv, 12/26/11)
Commentary: The problem with school funding (GoLocalProv, 12/26/11)
State GOP elects Mark Zaccaria new chairman (GoLocalProv, 12/22/11)
Death penalty death watch: Rhode Island and the rest of the world (New York Times, 12/22/11)
Commentary: A reason to believe in RI (GoLocalProv, 12/21/11)
Critics question state’s $144 million tax credit program (GoLocalProv, 12/21/11)
Commentary: Pension reform is a political winner (GoLocalProv, 12/20/11)
Top 25 richest politicians in Rhode Island (GoLocalProv, 12/19/11)
Providence goes to war over charter schools (GoLocalProv, 12/16/11)
Unemployment rate spikes in RI (GoLocalProv, 12/16/11)
Audio: Chafee dismisses declining approval rating (WRNI, 12/16/12)
RI wins $50M in Race to the Top funds (GoLocalProv, 12/16/11)
Brown Poll has Chafee, Cicilline in the tank (GoLocalProv, 12/15/11)
Poll: 61% back RI pension law; Chafee, Cicilline approval in 20s (WPRI, 12/15/11)
Chafee concerned as he faces worst approval ratings of career (WPRI, 12/15/11)
Voter ID laws under federal review (GoLocalProv, 12/15/11)
Experts say Gingrich may struggle in RI (GoLocalProv, 12/14/11)
Cicilline in turmoil: Congressman blasted on redistricting process (GoLocalProv, 12/14/11)
State saves millions from Medicaid reforms (GoLocalProv, 12/14/11)
Providence puts focus on making a home for knowledge (New York Times, 12/13/11)
Commentary: Union leaders living in a universe of lies (GoLocalProv, 12/13/11)
URI expert: State economy is ‘stuck in neutral’ (GoLocalProv, 12/12/11)
Chafee says state will waive policies for Occupy movement (GoLocalProv, 12/10/11)
Union leader rips Education Commissioner on teacher comments (GoLocalProv, 12/9/11)
Redistricting ruined by Rhode Island politics (GoLocalProv, 12/9/11)
Commentary: The next GOP chairman (GoLocalProv, 12/8/11)
‘Holiday tree’ remark could cause RI governor to find coal in Christmas stocking (AP, 12/7/11)
Federal dollars wasted: RI fails to spend $66M (GoLocalProv, 12/5/11)
Commentary: Health care costs are the real crisis (GoLocalProv, 12/5/11)
The little state that could (TIME, 12/5/11)
Redistricting commission rolls out the maps (WRNI, 12/5/11)
Governor’s health benefits exchange challenged (Woonsocket Call, 12/4/11)
Commentary: Governor Chafee is the embodiment of modern liberalism (GoLocalProv, 12/3/11)
$400 million in new taxes may come to RI (GoLocalProv, 12/2/11)
Redistricting could change Providence boundaries (WRNI, 12/2/11)
Host committee for Newport America’s Cup established (Providence Business News, 12/2/11)
‘Holiday’ tree plan sparks protest (WPRI, 12/2/11)
Ocean State Action blasts Right to Life law (GoLocalProv, 12/1/11)
Anti-abortion group sues Chafee over health exchange (WPRO, 12/1/11)
Lawsuit challenges Health Benefits Exchange (Providence Business News, 12/1/11)
‘Right to Life’ challenges RI health exchange (Boston Globe, 12/1/11)
Report finds RI spending flat in recent years (GoLocalProv, 12/1/11)

NOVEMBER 2011

Gov. Chafee wants pot reclassified as Schedule II drug (GoLocalProv, 11/30/11)
Chafee: ‘Holiday’ tree, not Christmas tree (Politico, 11/30/11)
Service group says RI faces volunteer ‘deficit’ (AP, 11/30/11)
RI wins $58M for health insurance exchange (Bloomberg Businessweek, 11/30/11)
2 governors asking US to ease rules on marijuana to allow for its medical use (New York Times, 11/30/11)
Two governors petition for medical marijuana (Reuters, 11/30/11)
Federal probe into Providence’s anti-poverty program (WRNI, 11/29/11)
Audio: State GOP chairman leaves for DC post (WRNI, 11/29/11)
RI stops offering formula, encourages breastfeeding (Reuters, 11/29/11)
RI governor uses term ‘holiday tree’; outrage ensues (LA Times, 11/29/11)
State receives $58M health exchange grant (GoLocalProv, 11/29/11)
Md. Gov. O’Malley wooing Chafee to join Democrats (Washington Post, 11/29/11)
Providence budget still faces crushing deficit (GoLocalProv, 11/28/11)
Audio: RI lawmakers need to help cities & towns with their pensions (WRNI, 11/28/11)
Commentary: Time to support gay marriage (GoLocalProv, 11/28/11)
Warwick facing pension meltdown (GoLocalProv, 11/26/11)
PACs & political parties owe tens of thousands (GoLocalProv, 11/25/11)
Time dubs RI ‘the little state that could’ thanks to pension law (WPRI, 11/25/11)
A Democrat bites union story (Wall Street Journal, 11/25/11)
Audio: RI makes big changes to pension system (NPR, 11/25/11)
WSJ: ‘In Rhode Island, liberals take the lead on pension reform’ (WPRI, 11/24/11)
Executive Director suspended: What next in ProCAP scandal? (GoLocalProv, 11/24/11)
RI groups have spent over $2.2M on Washington lobbyists in 2011 (GoLocalProv, 11/23/11)
Major unions reach agreements in Central Falls (GoLocalProv, 11/23/11)
Commentary: Occupy Reality (GoLocalProv, 11/23/11)
Commentary: Vote Republican in 2012 (GoLocalProv, 11/23/11)
Central Falls unions agree to new contracts (Providence Business News, 11/23/11)
Struggling RI city reaches accord with labor unions on sidelines of bankruptcy (Washington Post, 11/23/11)
State slapped down by RI Supreme Court in union lawsuit (WPRO, 11/22/11)
Court lets pension change suit proceed (Providence Business News, 11/22/11)
Why today’s RI Supreme Court pension action is no big deal (WPRI, 11/22/11)
Final redistricting hearings set (GoLocalProv, 11/22/11)
Top Harrah’s official: RI blew its chance on casino (GoLocalProv, 11/22/11)
Commentary: RI leads the way on pension reform (GoLocalProv, 11/22/11)
RI legislators OK hybrid retirement plan (Business Insurance, 11/21/11)
Audio: Chafee unaware of labor-backed amendment when he signed pension reform bill (WRNI, 11/21/11)
Union email blasts Dems on pension law, previews legal fight (WPRI, 11/21/11)
Chafee has ‘gone too far’ says NEARI president (WPRO, 11/21/11)
Alleged scam artist gave over $250K to top pols (GoLocalProv, 11/21/11)
Cities and towns going broke: Who is next? (GoLocalProv, 11/19/11)
Commentary: RI needs more rich people (GoLocalProv, 11/19/11)
Landmark pension bill passes RI House, Senate (GoLocalProv, 11/18/11)
Union president says pensions have been ‘stolen’ (GoLocalProv, 11/18/11)
Unemployment down, but state lost 1,200 jobs in October (GoLocalProv, 11/18/11)
Commentary: Think again on pension reform (GoLocalProv, 11/18/11)
RI could lose billions in new federal cuts (GoLocalProv, 11/18/11)
Gov. Chafee says pension reform is ‘incomplete’ (GoLocalProv, 11/18/11)
Analysis: Why Rhode Island passed pension reform in 2011 (WPRI, 11/17/11)
Pension reform bill passes; heads to governor’s desk (GoLocalProv, 11/17/11)
RIPEC Study: Tax revenues falling dramatically in RI (GoLocalProv, 11/15/11)
State appoints fiscal overseer for East Providence (GoLocalProv, 11/14/11)
URI expert: RI economy is dead in the water (GoLocalProv, 11/14/11)
Buying influence in RI: Companies spent $350K on lobbyists in October (GoLocalProv, 11/14/11)
RI pols swimming in out-of-state cash (GoLocalProv, 11/12/11)
Pension bill out of committees: Will it pass? (GoLocalProv, 11/11/11)
Municipal leaders: Pension bill ignores cities and towns (GoLocalProv, 11/11/11)
Marriage Equality praises Sen. Whitehouse for standing up for same sex marriage (GoLocalProv, 11/10/11)
GOP state senator wants review of part-time state employees (GoLocalProv, 11/10/11)
RI Statewide Coalition calls for pension bill to pass out of committees (GoLocalProv, 11/10/11)
Commentary: Unions rallying their way to irrelevance (GoLocalProv, 11/10/11)
Chafee blasts pension bill for not addressing municipal problems (GoLocalProv, 11/10/11)
Ten years ago, RI businesses were optimistic about RI economy (GoLocalProv, 11/9/11)
Raimondo gives RI lawmakers suggested answers to questions on pension plan (Providence Journal, 11/8/11)
RI unions give lawmakers their pension wish-list (Providence Journal, 11/8/11)
Think tank researchers say RI pension tab really $18 billion (Providence Journal, 11/8/11)
Union pension rally: RI AFL-CIO leader: ‘You have the power to turn this around’ (Providence Journal, 11/8/11)
Commentary: RI pension reform provides a blueprint for California (Wall Street Journal, 11/7/11)
Common Cause calls for more public deliberation on pension bill (GoLocalProv, 11/7/11)
Commentary: Occupy Movement transcends politics (GoLocalProv, 11/7/11)
Chafee broke pension promises to public employees (GoLocalProv, 11/7/11)
Unions expecting 4,000 to 5,000 for RI State House rally (Providence Journal, 11/7/11)
Commentary: Public unions are getting what they deserve (GoLocalProv, 11/5/11)
RI first lady officiates at civil union of same-sex couple in Newport (Providence Journal, 11/5/11)
Raimondo proposes 37 ‘technical’ amendments to pension bill (Providence Journal, 11/4/11)
Municipal pension reform may be impossible (GoLocalProv, 11/4/11)
Chafee discusses idea for university expansion he heard in NYC (Providence Journal, 11/4/11)
Education chief Gist: Raising teacher retirement age would not affect learning (Providence Journal, 11/3/11)
Fundraiser also part of RI governor’s New York trip today (Providence Journal, 11/3/11)
Chafee to meet Mayor Bloomberg, businessmen in NYC (Providence Journal, 11/3/11)
Video: At RI pension hearing, mayors testify: ‘How we do this has to not unduly burden taxpayers…’ (Providence Journal, 11/1/11)
State pols left in the dark on pension reform bill (GoLocalProv, 11/1/11)

OCTOBER 2011

Anthony Gemma considering run for Senate, Governor (GoLocalProv, 10/31/11)
RI’s out-of-state pension tab: $142 million (GoLocalProv, 10/31/11)
Commentary: Public Unions got talent (GoLocalProv, 10/29/11)
RI has lost most government jobs in country since 2007 (GoLocalProv, 10/29/11)
ACLU supports Occupy Providence (GoLocalProv, 10/28/11)
Occupy Providence eviction: RI Pols weigh in (GoLocalProv, 10/28/11)
Retiree health care: Rhode Island’s other time bomb (GoLocalProv, 10/28/11)
Commentary: Who’s being selfish? (GoLocalProv, 10/28/11)
Unions spotlight salaries, contracts of opponents in RI pension war (Providence Journal, 10/27/11)
RI is the 7th most in-debt state in America (GoLocalProv, 10/27/11)
Occupy protesters have 72 hours to leave Burnside Park (GoLocalProv, 10/27/11)
Governor postpones Israel trip to focus on pension reform (GoLocalProv, 10/26/11)
State Sen. angry US Attorney won’t issue opinion on in-state tuition for illegal immigrants (GoLocalProv, 10/26/11)
Commentary: Can’t the RI GOP just get along? (GoLocalProv, 10/26/11)
Pension reform poised for passage (GoLocalProv, 10/25/11)
National Marriage Equality Organization calls out Sen. Reed (GoLocalProv, 10/25/11)
Commentary: Sharing risk on the pension crisis (GoLocalProv, 10/25/11)
Union leader blasts Raimondo: ‘She’s not honest’ (GoLocalProv, 10/24/11)
The little state with a big mess (New York Times, 10/22/11)

Raimondomania hits Sunday NYT as paper lionizes treasurer (WPRI, 10/22/11)
RI Congressional delegation moves $500K through secret PACs (GoLocalProv, 10/22/11)
Frozen COLAs will cost retirees millions (GoLocalProv, 10/21/11)
Unemployment drops, but RI lost jobs in September (GoLocalProv, 10/21/11)
Providence Mayor criticizes pension proposal (GoLocalProv, 10/19/11)
Homelessness on the rise in RI (GoLocalProv, 10/19/11)
RI business group to host pension forum (Boston Globe, 10/19/11)
Sweeping pension plan promises big savings and big battle (WPRI, 10/19/11)
Chafee pension proposal more severe than Caprio’s (GoLocalProv, 10/19/11)
Pension reform breakdown: Plan kills COLAs for 19 years (GoLocalProv, 10/19/11)
Commentary: A real chance for a RI recovery begins (GoLocalProv, 10/19/11)
Huge changes proposed for RI pensions (WPRI, 10/19/11)
Raimondo pitches public pension proposal (Woonsocket Call, 10/18/11)
Video: Lincoln Chafee says pension promise not ‘set in stone’ (Bloomberg, 10/18/11)
Video: Pensions special (WPRI, 10/18/11)
Gov, Treasurer unveil pension reform (GoLocalProv, 10/18/11)
Unions may go to war over municipal pensions (GoLocalProv, 10/18/11)
Chafee, Raimondo address pension legislation (WPRO, 10/18/11)
Chafee, Raimondo  propose changes they say will put failing pension system on track for solvency (Providence Journal, 10/18/11)
Chafee, Raimondo reach deal on local pension plans in overhaul bill (Providence Journal, 10/18/11)
Details: See what Chafee/Raimondo’s pension proposals are (Providence Journal, 10/18/11)
AARP says suspending RI retirees’ COLAs is ‘unthinkable’ (Providence Journal, 10/17/11)
RI senator seeks legal opinion on immigrants’ instate tuition (Providence Journal, 10/17/11)
RI elections board rethinking parties list on voter form (Providence Journal, 10/17/11)
WPRI presents Pensions for Dummies – a one-step guide (WPRI, 10/17/11)
Former Carcieri aide Stenhouse gets Chamber post (Providence Journal, 10/17/11)
Occupation of Providence is underway (WPRI, 10/16/11)
Battle over locally run plans scrambles pension politics in RI (WPRI, 10/16/11)
Commentary: “Hope and Change” for “Pension Reform” (GoLocalProv, 10/15/11)
Pension plan to raise retirement ages (WPRI, 10/15/11)
RI proposal wold mix pensions with 401(k) (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/14/11)
Court upholds Chafee stance on Pleau (Woonsocket Call, 10/14/11)
EngageRI says pension proposal is on ‘right track’ (GoLocalProv, 10/14/11)
Is Rhode Island failing its children? (GoLocalProv, 10/14/11)
Commentary: RI needs Achievement First (GoLocalProv, 10/14/11)
Pension reform proposal would restructure system (WBRU, 10/14/11)
Chafee: All must share in RI pension solution (Boston Globe, 10/14/11)
Pension plan leaked to ProJo; COLA could be frozen (WPRO, 10/14/11)
Court recognizes Chafee’s right to refuse transfer of Pleau (Patch, 10/13/11)
Chafee supports Occupy protests in Providence (Turnto10, 10/13/11)
Commentary: Why Occupy Providence? (GoLocalProv, 10/13/11)
Chafee sees ‘appetite’ for pension fix as local plans delay bill (WPRI, 10/13/11)

Chafee defends tuition policy for undocumented RI students (Providence Journal, 10/13/11)
Statehouse mystery: Who leaked Projo unfinished pension bill? (WPRI, 10/13/11)
Audio: Pension silence persists (WPRO, 10/13/11)
COLAs killing state pension system (GoLocalProv, 10/13/11)
RI pension-advocacy group hires former House Dem whip (Providence Journal, 10/12/11)
Chafee says Romney ‘a different person’ as he woos GOP base (WPRI, 10/12/11)
$1.1 Billion recovery price tag: What RI has to show for it (GoLocalProv, 10/12/11)
Chafee says he gets reasons behind Occupy protest (Boston Globe, 10/12/11)
Tax exemption found unavailable (Boston Globe, 10/11/11)
Redistricting begins this week: What to watch for (GoLocalProv, 10/11/11)
State seeks nearly $75M to create health-benefit exchange (Providence Business News, 10/11/11)
Reading the tea leaves in Bob Walsh’s RI pension reform op-ed (WPRI, 10/11/11)
RI seeks federal aid for health insurance exchange (Forbes, 10/11/11)
State applies for $74.5M grant for health exchange (GoLocalProv, 10/11/11)
URI economist: RI economy close to stalling (GoLocalProv, 10/10/11)
Cicilline flip flops on Wall Street support (GoLocalProv, 10/10/11)
Two more RI state lawmakers turn down raises (Providence Journal, 10/7/11)
Commentary: Heartless conservatives? Or deluded liberals? (GoLocalProv, 10/7/11)
Commentary: Under Chafee, RI has no leader (GoLocalProv, 10/6/11)
Poll says Rhode Islanders want pension reform (GoLocalProv, 10/6/11)

EngageRI Poll: 63% in RI want ‘complete overhaul’ of pensions (WPRI, 10/6/11)
GOP in turmoil: Gio and Gov. Carcieri killed the party (GoLocalProv, 10/6/11)
Lawmaker: Legislature should decide on in-state tuition for illegal immigrants (GoLocalProv, 10/5/11)
RI Senate confirms 195 Commission (GoLocalProv, 10/4/11)
Commentary: Chafee does the right thing on in-state tuition (GoLocalProv, 10/4/11)
Rep. Costa says she’s not part of Chafee recall drive (Providence Journal, 10/3/11)
The groups that run RI: Which PACs have the most cash? (GoLocalProv, 10/3/11)
RI pays more than most for redistricting (Providence Journal, 10/2/11)
RI lawmakers’ action on pensions likely to hit home (Providence Journal, 10/2/11)
Ads urge public to support pension reform in RI (Providence Journal, 10/1/11)
Letter from Chafee, Raimondo to RI state workers hints at pension reforms (Providence Journal, 10/1/11)
Election battle on: Who will win 2012 congressional races? (GoLocalProv, 10/1/11)

SEPTEMBER 2011
RISC urges Legislature to block Chafee’s actions (GoLocalProv, 9/30/11)
Embattled RI representative is working on recall of governor (Boston Globe, 9/30/11)
New taxes on drugs and downloads to begin in RI (Forbes, 9/30/11)
Changes to sales tax begin Saturday (GoLocalProv, 9/30/11)
RI rep says immigrant licenses a ‘security’ issue (Turnto10, 9/30/11)
In-state tuition for illegal immigrants: What’s it cost? (GoLocalProv, 9/30/11)
Governor scraps medical marijuana plan for Rhode Island (Reuters, 9/30/11)
Gov: Pension overhaul won’t cut existing benefits (Forbes, 9/30/11)
Gov. Chafee says no to licenses for RI dispensaries (Providence Journal, 9/30/11)
RI sales tax changes take effect Saturday (Providence Journal, 9/30/11)
Medical marijuana advocates plan to take Gov. Chafee to court (Patch, 9/30/11)
Raimondo, Chafee outline pension reform (WPRI, 9/30/11)
Governor, treasurer lay out pension reform options (Providence Journal, 9/30/11)
Chafee, Raimondo preview pension reform proposal (Providence Business News, 9/30/11)
ACLU debates medical marijuana lawsuit (WPRI, 9/30/11)
RI lawmakers examine pension options (Forbes, 9/29/11)
Embattled RI lawmaker wants Gov. Chafee ousted (Boston Globe, 9/29/11)
Investigation: State has tax audit fever (GoLocalProv, 9/29/11)
Joint legislative panel considers options for resolving RI pension crisis (Providence Journal, 9/29/11)
Rep. Costa  denies seeking Governor Chafee’s recall (Providence Journal, 9/29/11)
Pro-Raimondo group to push pension bill with ads, lobbyists (WPRI, 9/29/11)
Chafee puts end to medical marijuana dispensaries (Providence Journal, 9/29/11)
Rep. Daniel Gordon calls for Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s recall (WBRU, 9/29/11)
Commentary: Police, Commodores out of tune with openness (Providence Journal, 9/29/11)
Gov. Chafee studying whether to grant driver’s permits to illegal immigrants (Providence Journal, 9/29/11)
Chafee pulls plug on pot stores (WPRI, 9/29/11)
Chafee: RI won’t allow compassion centers (Providence Business News, 9/29/11)
Commentary: To oppose this is to oppose a richer state (Providence Journal, 9/28/11)
RI gov considers licenses for illegals (WPRI, 9/28/11)
Conn. charter school impresses Chafee (Providence Journal, 9/28/11)
Reporters barred from Chafee speech (Providence Journal, 9/28/11)
Driver’s permits for immigrants? (Providence Journal, 9/28/11)
Patient advocates call for Chafee to licenses RI medical-marijuana dispensaries (Providence Journal, 9/28/11)
RI  OKs tuition breaks for illegal immigrants (Politico, 9/27/11)
Rhode Island offers lower tuition to immigrants (Reuters, 9/27/11)
Poll: Where does Congressman Cicilline stand with RI voters? (GoLocalProv, 9/27/11)
RI gives in-state tuition to illegal immigrant students (LA Times, 9/27/11)
Video: RI medical-pot advocates ask Chafee to open dispensaries (Providence Journal, 9/27/11)
RI will allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition (Providence Journal, 9/27/11)
Commodores keep press out of their breakfast with Chafee (Providence Journal, 9/27/11)
Board of Governors unanimously approves in-state tuition for illegal immigrants (GoLocalProv, 9/27/11)
Study: In-state tuitition for RI non-citizens would raise revenue (WPRI, 9/26/11)
RI board to consider in-state tuition for immigrant students (Providence Journal, 9/26/11)
Many RI legislators have a personal stake in pension changes (Providence Journal, 9/25/11)
Chafee calls for funding higher education for illegal immigrants (GoLocalProv, 9/25/11)
POLL: Two-thirds of voters don’t trust pols with pension reform (GoLocalProv, 9/24/11)
Commentary: Pension reform? Or pension negotiations? (GoLocalProv, 9/23/11)
POLL: RI voters give mixed reviews to Gov. Chafee (GoLocalProv, 9/23/11)
Ten RI state lawmakers decline pay raises (Providence Journal, 9/23/11)
RI Senate postpones vote on Route 195 panel (Providence Journal, 9/23/11)
RI ACLU opposes bill requiring candidate background check (Providence Journal, 9/23/11)
Chafee, CF Receiver unveil fiscal plan for Central Falls (GoLocalProv, 9/22/11)
Chafee calls on embattled lawmaker Gordon to resign (Providence Journal, 9/22/11)
POLL: President has lost nearly half his support in RI (GoLocalProv, 9/22/11)
RI Ethics Commission sides with unions (Providence Journal, 9/21/11)
Raimondo dominates rest of state officials in fundraising (GoLocalProv, 9/21/11)
Public employee unions losing pension battle (GoLocalProv, 9/20/11)
Right to Life group blasts Chafee (GoLocalProv, 9/19/11)
No state pension in Governor Chafee’s future (GoLocalProv, 9/19/11)
Executive Order: Chafee establishes health exchange (GoLocalProv, 9/19/11)
Commentary: The poor are still with us (GoLocalProv, 9/19/11)
Tiny RI takes on enormous public pension problem (Boston Globe, 9/18/11)
Pension wars 2011: How other states are solving the problem (GoLocalProv, 9/17/11)
Where are the jobs? (GoLocalProv, 9/16/11)
Commentary: Raimondo-Chafee pension ideas ‘very promising’ (WPRI, 9/16/11)
NEARI: Different standards on pensions for Chafee, Raimondo (WPRI, 9/16/11)
Chafee signs bills on clean power (Providence Journal, 9/16/11)
Hybrid RI pension benefits backed by state treasurer (Providence Journal, 9/16/11)
Raimondo-Chafee set to freeze COLAs, put all in hybrid pension plan (WPRI, 9/16/11)
Tolls could return to Mount Hope Bridge (Providence Journal, 9/15/11)
Unions want Chafee to protect pensions (WPRI, 9/15/11)
Battle over tolls: Calls to replace Turnpike Authority (GoLocalProv, 9/15/11)
Editorial: Bridge tolls should be shared by communities (Jamestown Press, 9/15/11)
RI unemployment numbers dip slightly (GoLocalProv, 9/15/11)
Mass  casino poses ‘dire’ fiscal threat to RI (GoLocalProv, 9/15/11)
One in eight Rhode Islanders lack health insurance (GoLocalProv, 9/15/11)
Commentary: Union strategy – Sabotage pension reform (GoLocalProv, 9/15/11)
Judge’s ruling in pension suit a win for RI public workers (Boston Globe, 9/14/11)
Special session 2011: Leaders react to pension ruling (GoLocalProv, 9/14/11)
Court rules employees have rights to pension (GoLocalProv, 9/13/11)
State budget cuts may force homeless numbers to skyrocket (GoLocalProv, 9/13/11)
RI pension panel’s final meeting draws overflow crowd (Providence Journal, 9/12/11)
RI voter-ID law hailed by conservatives at US Senate hearing (Providence Journal, 9/12/110
RISC’s five pillars of pension reform (GoLocalProv, 9/11/11)
POLITIFACT: Cianci says Chafee staffer still owes $250K to RI is MOSTLY TRUE (Providence Journal, 9/11/11)
RI unions launch ‘fight back’ campaign over pensions (Providence Journal, 9/10/11)
Chafee requests disaster declaration for RI agriculture (Providence Journal, 9/9/11)
RI budget surplus larger than expected (Providence Journal, 9/9/11)
Special session 2011: The dozen decision makers (GoLocalProv, 9/9/11)
Special session 2011: Business leaders demand pension reform (GoLocalProv, 9/8/11)
Expelled lawmaker defends himself, criticizes House GOP (Providence Journal, 9/8/11)
Chafee hopes unions will ‘buy in’ on pension reform (Providence Journal, 9/8/11)
New report shows growth in RI revenue, but is it enough? (GoLocalProv,9/8/11)
Road to reform reaches retirees (GoLocalProv, 9/8/11)
State Democratic Party chair blasts GOP (GoLocalProv, 9/8/11)
Special session 2011: Pension showdown begins (GoLocalProv, 9/7/11)
AARP warns that RI pension-reform plans are ‘threat’ to retired public employees (Providence Journal, 9/6/11)
Lawmakers meet on pension reform (WPRI, 9/6/11)
RI considers radical moves as pensions put state on brink (Washington Post, 9/5/11)
Governor’s staff continues to grow (Providence Journal, 9/5/11)
How gay is Rhode Island? (GoLocalProv, 9/3/11)
Chafee, Raimondo may face hostile crowd at pension forum (WPRI, 9/2/11)
Taxes on the rise: Cities and towns across RI seek property tax cap waivers (GoLocalProv, 9/2/11)
Providence metro unemployment down (Providence Business News, 9/1/11)
AUGUST 2011
Oversight panel to look at spending (Providence Journal, 8/31/11)
Commentary: Fixing our broken political system (GoLocalProv, 8/30/11)
RI GOP campaign coffers have big edge (Providence Journal, 8/29/11)
RI GOP postpones state central committee meeting (Providence Journal, 8/29/11)
Special interests dished out donations (Providence Journal, 8/27/11)
Commentary: Reform, not replace public education (GoLocalProv, 8/27/11)
RI coastal communities better prepared but still vulnerable in hurricanes (Providence Journal, 8/27/11)
Campaign donors fill 195 Commission (GoLocalProv, 8/26/11)
Providence residents planning car tax rally (GoLocalProv, 8/26/11)
Hurricane means no vacation for Chafee (WPRI, 8/26/11)
General Assembly names redistricting commission (GoLocalProv, 8/25/11)
RI schedules 3 pension reform hearings for September (Providence Journal, 8/25/11)
Commentary: Give the students a choice and a chance (GoLocalProv, 8/25/11)
Gov. Chafee heads to NYC to woo JetBlue to RI (Boston Globe, 8/24/11)
Chafee names I-195 redevelopment panel (WPRI, 8/24/11)
RI Senate launches prove into Central Falls schools (GoLocalProv, 8/24/11)
RI loses thousands of students each year (GoLocalProv, 8/23/11)
Toll Wars: CT lawmaker blasts RI proposal (GoLocalProv, 8/23/11)
Chafee nominates I-195 Commission members (GoLocalProv, 8/23/11)
RI may stop pension COLAs for 15 years (WPRI, 8/17/11)
Divisions plague Rhode Island right (GoLocalProv, 8/16/11)
RI GOP presidential primary will matter in 2012 (GoLocalProv, 8/16/11)
RI cities, towns share pension fears with Raimondo (Providence Journal, 8/11/11)
Commentary: Who says it’s so cool to be a liberal? (GoLocalProv, 8/10/11)
RI jumps forward in national entrepreneurship ranking (GoLocalProv, 8/10/11)
Commentary: We are all Central Falls (GoLocalProv, 8/8/11)
Municipal bankruptcy: Who’s next in RI? (GoLocalProv, 8/8/11)
Altering pensions puts Central Falls in uncharted territory (Providence Journal, 8/7/11)
Commentary: Central Falls bankruptcy shines national spotlight on RI’s fiscal woes (Providence Journal, 8/7/11)
Central Falls receiver is a high-powered lawyer who relishes a challenge (Providence Journal, 8/7/11)
City chiefs react to Chafee remark that CF should merge with Pawtucket (Providence Journal, 8/6/11)
Pawtucket mayor responds to Gov. Chafee (GoLocalProv, 8/6/11)
Commentary: All Central Falls, all the time (GoLocalProv, 8/6/11)
Chafee staffer: Merger just one Central Falls option (Providence Journal, 8/5/11)
S&P: Bankrupt RI city may default (Reuters, 8/5/11)
Gov. Chafee announces staff transitions (GoLocalProv, 8/5/11)
Chafee: Cash-strapped Central Falls should merge (Boston Globe, 8/5/11)
Talks on Central falls teachers contract go to arbitration (Providence Journal, 8/5/11)
Chafee shakes up communications team after early defeats (WPRI, 8/5/11)
A city upended by unions (Wall Street Journal, 8/5/11)
Public sector unions form new coalition (GoLocalProv, 8/4/11)
RI’s first municipal bankruptcy (GoLocalProv, 8/4/11)
Bondholders win in Rhode Island (Wall Street Journal, 8/4/11)
War on drugs has ‘catastrophic’ impact on RI (GoLocalProv, 8/3/11)
RI town goes bankrupt (Forbes, 8/3/11)
The debt deal’s impact on RI (GoLocalProv, 8/2/11)
Will Central Falls bankruptcy damage RI’s brand? (GoLocalProv, 8/2/11)
Chafee granted full-party status in Pleau appeal (Providence Journal, 8/2/11)
Nomination process moves forward for Route 195 redevelopment commission (Providence Journal, 8/2/11)
Central Falls files for bankruptcy (GoLocalProv, 8/1/11)
RI Treasurer: ‘Time to avoid future catastrophe’ (GoLocalProv, 8/1/11)
Can RI officials fix the pension problem before Halloween? (WPRI, 8/1/11)
Chafee hopes to proceed with compassion centers (WRNI, 8/1/11)
Taxpayer group: Central Falls bankruptcy a ‘wakeup call to entire state’ (GoLocalProv, 8/1/11)
What to learn from the unemployment rate (GoLocalProv, 8/1/11)
JULY 2011
Central Falls police, fire retirees reject benefit cuts (Providence Journal, 7/30/11)
US Attorney fights to keep Chafee out of custody battle over murder suspect (Providence Journal, 7/30/11)
Only 12 Central Falls Police and Fire retirees accept voluntary concessions (GoLocalProv, 7/29/11)
Chafee raises, spends $50,000+ in last quarter (Providence Journal, 7/29/11)
Lawyer tells appeals panel Chafee has right to refuse transfer of murder suspect to federal system (Providence Journal, 7/29/11)
Chafee personally involved in Central Falls financial talks (Providence Journal, 7/29/11)
Central Falls retirees reject receiver’s plan to cut pensions (Providence Journal, 7/29/11)
RI aims to block death-penalty trial (Boston Globe, 7/28/11)
Video: Chafee for President? (WPRI, 7/28/11)
Chafee seeks to join appeal in murder case (Boston Globe, 7/28/11)
Arguments made for custody of RI murder suspect (Providence Journal, 7/28/11)
RI Gov Chafee attempts to save murder suspect from death penalty case (MassLive, 7/28/11)
Central Falls retirees seek more time to review receiver’s plan (Providence Journal, 7/28/11)
Chafee expresses support for debt-ceiling compromise (Providence Journal, 7/27/11)
Chafee: End US debt stalemate (GoLocalProv, 7/27/11)
Chafee for President? Washington Post readers like the idea (WPRI, 7/27/11)
Raimondo, other RI officials watching debt-limit fight warily (WPRI, 7/27/11)
New loans aim to keep nurses in RI (Providence Journal, 7/27/11)
Lawyers in DC debating death penalty in RI murder case (Providence Journal, 7/26/11)
Editorial: When it comes to business, RI comes in dead last (Providence Journal, 7/26/11)
Central Falls lays groundwork for pension reform (GoLocalProv, 7/26/11)
Democrats hit Romney ahead of RI visit (GoLocalProv, 7/26/11)
Ocean State Policy Research Institute dead; Stenhouse will start new ‘free-market’ group (Providence Journal, 7/25/11)
Lawyers argue whether RI murder case deserves death (Providence Journal, 7/25/11)
Final State House tribute for former RI Gov Bruce Sundlun (Providence Journal, 7/24/11)
RI’s ocean-zoning plan first approved in US (Providence Journal, 7/23/11)
NOAA approves RI’s ocean management plan (Providence Business News, 7/22/11)
Unemployed Rhode Islanders: 30% out of work over one year (GoLocalProv, 7/22/11)
Bruce Sundlin, RI Governor with flair, dies at 91 (New York Times, 7/22/11)
Central Falls council, receiver spar on role (Boston Globe, 7/21/11)
Chafee cuts East Side home’s price by $160K in 5 months (WPRI, 7/21/11)
Top conservative group implodes (GoLocalProv, 7/21/11)
Pension promises vs. city services (GoLocalProv, 7/21/11)
Central Falls receiver warns Council over meeting (Providence Journal, 7/20/11)
GOP leader: Chafee getting ‘rolled over’ by the General Assembly (GoLocalProv, 7/20/11)
Podcast: Is Chafee avoiding state lawmakers? (GoLocalProv, 7/20/11)
Central Falls asks retirees to sacrifice their pensions (New York Times, 7/19/11)
Democratic heavyweights backing Republican Doherty in congressional run (GoLocalProv, 7/19/11)
Democrats and the Devil: Why Rhode Island needed a Voter ID law (GoLocalProv, 7/15/11)
Cruel, cruel summer of pension and fiscal blues (GoLocalProv, 7/14/11)
US debt default would make RI budget crisis worse (GoLocalProv, 7/13/11)
Central Falls receivers cost $700K (GoLocalProv, 7/13/11)
‘Hey, RI, $26 is a small price to pay for voting’ (GoLocalProv, 7/13/11)
Pro-life group bashes Projo (GoLocalProv, 7/12/11)
No help for failing Providence schools this year (GoLocalProv, 7/11/11)
Commentary: Reform. Not recovery (GoLocalProv, 7/9/11)
State budget paves way for medical marijuana dispensaries (GoLocalProv, 7/9/11)
Gay marriage advocates miss the boat…again (GoLocalProv, 7/6/11)
Chafee signs voter ID bill (Reuters, 7/6/11)
Power player: GOP chair Ken McKay (GoLocalProv, 7/4/11)
New law seeks to attract more presidential candidates to RI (GoLocalProv, 7/4/11)
RI Bishop bars Catholics from civil unions (On Top Magazine, 7/4/11)
General Assembly creates commission to to allot I-195 land in Providence (Brown Daily Herald, 7/3/11)
Commentary: Civic participation a wonder to behold (Woonsocket Call, 7/3/11)
RI film tax credit preserved (Boston Globe, 7/3/11)
Advocates react to RI General Assembly session with cheers and jeers (Providence Journal, 7/3/11)
RI going red: Tea party took over state house this year (GoLocalProv, 7/2/11)
DOJ memo: RI dispensaries could face federal prosecution (Boston Globe, 7/1/11)
Unemployment remains at 10.9% (GoLocalProv, 7/1/11)
JUNE 2011
Chafee signs $7.7 billion state budget (Boston Globe, 6/30/11)
RI General Assembly sends voter ID bill to governor (Boston Globe, 6/30/11)
With pardon, justice denied no longer (Providence Journal, 6/30/11)
Chafee relents in clash over death penalty (Reuters, 6/30/11)
RI Catholic bishop: civil unions ‘sinful’ (Providence Journal, 6/30/11)
Final budget approved with cuts, new revenue (Providence Journal, 6/30/11)
Chafee to sign budget into law (GoLocalProv, 6/30/11)
Chafee signs $7.7 billion budget (Providence Business Journal, 6/30/11)
RI Senate votes, 21-16, to pass civil unions bill (Providence Journal, 6/30/11)
Gay marriage advocates not celebrating RI’s version of civil unions (Newport Patch, 6/30/11)
Chafee: Increased beach fees will not hurt tourism (Patch, 6/30/11)
In death penalty standoff, federal court calls out Chafee for refusal to turn over suspect (Forbes, 6/30/11)
RI Senate approves same-sex civil unions (Reuters, 6/29/11)
Senate overwhelmingly passes $7.7 billion budget (Providence Journal, 6/29/11)
RI lawmakers approve civil unions (New York Times, 6/29/11)
Chafee pardons last man executed in RI (Providence Journal, 6/29/11)
Binding arbitration bill gets hearings (Providence Journal, 6/29/11)
Budget, civil unions, binding arbitration occupy lawmakers (Providence Journal, 6/29/11)
Chafee say he will sign civil unions bill, if passed (Providence Journal, 6/29/11)
Gay advocates urge Chafee to veto civil unions bill (Providence Journal, 6/29/11)
Chafee urged to veto bill giving police new search powers (Providence Journal, 6/29/11)
Sides clash on question of arbitration (Providence Journal, 6/29/11)
In RI, hopes fading for gay marriage bill (Boston Globe, 6/28/11)
State colleges will need time to react to budget (Providence Journal, 6/28/11)
Face-off looms over murder suspect (Providence Journal, 6/28/11)
A bid to block federal order to turn over RI murder suspect (Providence Journal, 6/27/11)
House, Senate panels set to take up binding arbitration (Providence Journal, 6/27/11)
Groups rally behind Chafee’s stance on death penalty (GoLocalProv, 6/27/11)
Budget breakdown: How the new budget impacts you (GoLocalProv, 6/25/11)
RI House reacts to new budget (GoLocalProv, 6/25/11)
RI Young Republicans: There’s another way (GoLocalProv, 6/25/11)
House budget disappointing to all (GoLocalProv, 6/22/11)
House budget: Democrats set ‘pathetically’ low standards (GoLocalProv, 6/21/11)
Melo details $150M in state spending cuts (Providence Journal, 6/21/11)
Finance chairman to explain proposed state spending cuts (Providence Journal, 6/21/11)
Cuts outweigh sales tax extension in RI House budget proposal (Providence Journal, 6/21/11)
Mayor, gov take executives on knowledge district tour (Providence Journal, 6/21/11)
Mixed reviews on House budget proposal (GoLocalProv, 6/21/11)
New RI budget bill omits funds for Central Falls (Boston Globe, 6/21/11)
Chafee says he’ll keep pushing sales tax plan (Boston Globe, 6/20/11)
Chafee says ‘knowledge district’ in Providence is key (Boston Globe, 6/20/11)
Chafee ‘disappointed’ in House budget (GoLocalProv, 6/20/11)
House unveils $7.7 billion (Providence Business News, 6/20/11)
Gov, Mayor lead Maryland execs on Providence ‘knowledge district’ tour (Providence Journal, 6/20/11)
Chafee sees some good, some bad in House’s budget plan (Providence Journal, 6/20/11)
Taxpayer group praises House budget (GoLocalProv, 6/20/11)
House budget a mixed bag for business (Providence Business News, 6/20/11)
Land battle: What next for 195 development (GoLocalProv, 6/20/11)
New twist on sales tax (Providence Journal, 6/18/11)
House budget unveiled (GoLocalProv, 6/18/11)
Hospitals, health, human services prep for RI budget cuts (Providence Journal, 6/16/11)
Leaders solicit public comment on pension reform, create advisory group (Providence Business News, 6/16/11)
Pension advisory group created (Providence Journal, 6/16/11)
Chafee: If Assembly wants cuts, everything is on table (Providence Journal, 6/15/11)
RI lawmakers keep taxes, spending cuts on table (Forbes, 6/15/11)
Chafee, Raimondo name RI pension advisory group (Providence Journal, 6/15/11)
No budget details emerge from closed House Democratic caucus (Providence Journal, 6/14/11)
Figures don’t support “RI brain drain” (Providence Journal, 6/14/11)
Cities, towns want local control over pension costs (Turn to 10, 6/14/11)
Democrats’ meeting signals possible consensus on budget (Providence Journal, 6/14/11)
Budget on autopilot gives RI permanent deficits (WPRI, 6/13/11)
RI critics say Secure Communities program invites racial profiling (Providence Journal, 6/12/11)
In flux: State of the RI GOP (GoLocalProv, 6/4/11)
RIPEC: Chafee’s principles ‘sound’ tax policy, cautions on effect on business (Providence Business News, 6/3/11)
Chafee talks business with the Chamber (Johnston Sunrise, 6/3/11)
RIPEC supports some reforms of state sales tax (Providence Journal, 6/2/11)
On pensions, a state of denial (GoLocalProv, 6/2/11)
Medical marijuana advocates push Chafee to license compassion centers (WPRO, 6/2/11)
Chafee pushes for sales-tax overhaul at public forum (Providence Journal, 6/2/11)
Few attend RI governor’s last budget forum (Providence Journal, 6/1/11)
MAY 2011
Lincoln Chafee far from most unpopular governor in the US (WPRI, 5/31/11)
Chafee seeks to staff up DMV, and new branches (Providence Journal, 5/31/11)
RI considering civil unions for gay couples (The Day, 5/29/11)
Bill would let undocumented students attend RI colleges at in-state rate (Providence Journal, 5/27/11)
RI House panel hears testimony on tax-increase proposal (Providence Journal, 5/27/11)
Raimondo: Chafee will embrace bolder policies on pensions (WPRI, 5/26/11)
‘Avoid rash and counterproductive solutions’ on RI pensions (WPRI, 5/26/11)
Raimondo exhorts lawmakers to face pension changes (Providence Journal, 5/26/11)
Opinion: Raimondo’s asking the right questions about pensions (Providence Journal, 5/26/11)
RI ranks #8 for solutions to oil dependency (Providence Business News, 5/26/11)
Raimondo’s asking the right questions about pensions (Providence Journal, 5/26/11)
RI gains  $1.2M in new AmeriCorps funding (Boston Globe, 5/26/11)
RI’s wealthiest may pay more in taxes (WPRI, 5/26/11)
Video: Raimondo reaches out to deliver pension message (Providence Journal, 5/25/11)
RI is ‘being crushed’ by pension debt, Treasurer urges major overhaul of retirement system (Business Insider, 5/24/11)
Raimondo gets high marks for inclusion in plan to fix pension system (Providence Journal, 5/24/11)
RI’s pension problem by the numbers — a handy cheat sheet (WPRI, 5/24/11)
Raimondo: Current workers, retirees facing reduced pension benefits (Providence Journal, 5/24/11)
Video: Interview with Gov. Chafee (Turnto10, 5/24/11)
Truth in Numbers (Providence Journal, 5/24/11)
RI treasurer calls for pension system overhaul (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/24/11)
RI pension crisis –  how can it be fixed? (GoLocalProv, 5/24/11)
RI’s other public retirement crisis: $3.6B for retiree health (WPRI, 5/23/11)
Update: RI treasurer urges radical pension-benefit changes (Providence Journal, 5/23/11)
Could this be the year for a grand compromise on pensions? (WPRI, 5/23/11)
Chafee’s pension ideas may be out of sync with Raimondo’s (WPRI, 5/23/11)
Raimondo: Pension reform needed to avoid budget disaster (GoLocalProv, 5/23/11)
RI state treasurer to unveil plan for fixing state pension system (Providence Journal, 5/23/11)
Raimondo brings ‘crusade’ about pension reform to school board members (Providence Journal, 5/22/11)
Commentary: Main Street isn’t supporting Chafee on sales-tax plan (Providence Journal, 5/22/11)
State asks for summary judgment in RI unions’ lawsuit over pension cuts (Providence Journal, 5/21/11)
Caprio reflects on ‘shove it’ comment (Providence Journal, 5/20/11)
Caprio stands by office’s work amid SEC probe (Boston Globe, 5/20/11)
What makes something a quasi-public agency, anyway? (WPRI, 5/20/11)
RI’s hidden $100K club (WPRI, 5/20/11)
Chafee: Everything on the table for pension reform (GoLocalProv, 5/19/11)
Chafee asks quasi-public agencies to review, cancel contracts (Providence Business News, 5/19/11)
Top lawmaker agrees with Chafee that workers should pay more toward pensions (Providence Journal, 5/18/11)
Chafee asks quasi-public units to cancel contracts (Providence Journal, 5/18/11)
Rhode Island’s Medicaid experiment becomes a talking point for GOP budget cutters (New York Times, 5/15/11)
Opinion: Chafee tax would put art out of reach (Providence Journal, 5/15/11)
Tourism industry feted by state (Providence Business News, 5/12/11)
US DOT cool to Chafee’s I-95 toll idea (WPRI, 5/11/11)
Treasury Sec says no to Chafee I-95 tolls idea (WPRI, 5/11/11)
Chafee administration wants to bring RI into 21st century (WPRI, 5/11/11)
Chafee gets a read on pension crisis (Providence Journal, 5/10/11)
As economy improves, state expects to see more revenue over the next two years (Providence Business News, 5/10/11)
Chafee: Time running out to save Central Falls (WPRI, 5/10/11)
Tax revenue exceeding expectations (Providence Journal, 5/10/11)
New jobless forecast boosts Chafee’s re-election prospects (WPRI, 5/10/11)
RI revenues top 2-year estimate by $120 million (Providence Journal, 5/9/11)
With no party behind him, RI Gov Chafee looks to public to support sales tax, gay marriage (Washington Post, 5/7/11)
81% of RI schools are meeting targets (Providence Journal, 5/7/11)
Economists upbeat about RI recovery (Providence Journal, 5/7/11)
Troubled Providence schools make good marks (WPRI, 5/6/11)
Protesters at RI Medical-marijuana rally say patients need safe, consistent source of drug (Providence Journal, 5/5/11)
Video: Medical pot advocates to Chafee: Defy the US attorney (Turnto10.com, 5/4/11)
RI ACLU urges Chafee to issue marijuana certificates (Providence Journal, 5/4/11)
RI medical marijuana patients upset with threat to prosecute dispensaries (Providence Journal, 5/4/11)
GOP ousts leader after possession arrest (Providence Journal, 5/3/11)
Salon owners protest tax increases at statehouse (GoLocalProv, 5/3/11)
Chafee delays medical pot dispensary permits (Boston Globe, 5/2/11)
Chafee halts compassion center openings (GoLocalProv, 5/2/11)
Top RI elected officials unwilling to divulge tax data (Providence Journal, 5/2/11)
APRIL 2011
RI Speaker: Gay marriage off the table this year in RI (Providence Journal, 4/28/11)
RI House Minority leader charged with DUI (Providence Journal, 4/26/11)
Chafee tells Newport Chamber about projected increase in state revenue (Providence Journal, 4/22/11)
RI governor takes tax plan directly to businesses (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/22/11)
Chafee traveling the state to defend his budget (Providence Journal, 4/22/11)
Chafee’s tax plan as look-alike in Connecticut (Providence Journal, 4/22/11)
RI should cut social services in lieu of expanding sales tax, business community says (Providence Journal, 4/22/11)
New company an economic development win for RI (Go Local Prov, 4/21/11)
How Rhode Islanders want to balance the budget (WPRI, 4/21/11)
Chafee: any extra revenue should go to tax relief (WLNE, 4/21/11)
Chafee won’t release tax returns, shielding fortune (WPRI, 4/21/11)
A taxing situation, Part 2 (EastBayRI, 4/21/11)
Governor takes tax plan to businesses (WPRI, 4/21/11)
Rhode Island Rebellion (Wall Street Journal, 4/20/11)
Commentary: The video star has to find his A material (Providence Journal, 4/20/11)
Commentary: Tea Party misses the boat (Go Local Prov, 4/19/11)
RI groups calls on lawmakers to tax top earners (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/19/11)
Battery manufacturer brings 165 jobs to RI (Go Local Prov, 4/19/11)
Chafee’s first 100 days (Woonsocket Call, 4/19/11)
Unified business outcry torpedoes Chafee taxes (Warwick Beacon, 4/19/11)
Tea Party brews anti-tax rally (Warwick Beacon, 4/19/11)
Budget wars: House vs. Senate (Go Local Prov, 4/19/11)
RI lawmakers examine higher education funding (Boston Globe, 4/18/11)

Chafee budget dead (GoLocalProv, 4/14/11)
Chafee: Open to running in 2014 as a Democrat (WPRI, 4/13/11)

Chafee firm as business groups protest tax plan (Turnto10.com, 4/12/11)
Amgen wary of any change to RI corporate tax (Providence Journal, 4/1/11)
VT Gov tells RI officials to avoid ‘half step’ on gay marriage (Burlington Free Press, 4/1/11)
VT governor visits RI to support same-sex marriage (Providence Journal, 4/1/11)
MARCH 2011
Chafee: ‘Fix the DMV’ (Providence Journal, 3/31/11)
VT, RI governors vow to unite on high-speed rail (Boston Globe, 3/31/11)
Brown U poll finds mixed support for Chafee’s new tax proposal (Media Newswire, 3/31/11)
RI House Speaker will reevaluate employees pay raises (Providence Journal, 3/30/11)
Chafee loan changes to help small business (GoLocalProv, 3/30/11)
RI pension obligation to rise by $50 million (Providence Journal, 3/30/11)
Plans for East Providence solar facility get boost from state (Providence Journal, 3/29/11)
Opinion: Sweeping, complex new taxes would depress RI (Providence Journal, 3/28/11)
Opinion: Chafee taxes  would batter RI conventions, tourism (Providence Journal, 3/27/11)
Editorial: Small businesses fighting for survival (Providence Journal, 3/27/11)
Newspapers lead uprising against Chafee tax plan (GoLocalProv, 3/26/11)
Chafee wants to disband RI Health Services Council (Providence Journal, 3/26/11)
New powers for RI tax agency under scrutiny (Providence Journal, 3/25/11)
Filmmakers urge RI not to end film tax credit (Bloomberg Businessweek, 3/25/11)
RI film credit on chopping block (WPRI, 3/24/11)
Chafee balancing the budget on the backs of veterans? (GoLocalProv, 3/23/11)
Editorial: Unfunded mandates create local fiscal troubles (Providence Journal, 3/23/11)
Salons protesting Chafee tax proposals (WPRI, 3/23/11)
Opinion: RI has opportunity to grow university-based knowledge economy (Providence Journal, 3/23/11)
RI lawmakers review state’s cash flow problem (Boston Globe, 3/22/11)
Lawmakers begin hard look at Chafee budget (Providence Journal, 3/22/11)
Service providers fear proposed taxes would hurt business (Providence Journal, 3/22/11)
Opinion: I wish Chafee had listened to his own rhetoric (Woonsocket call, 3/20/11)
Q&A with Ted Nesi on Rhode Island politics (Political Wire, 3/10/11)
Chafee’s budget: $176 million in tax increases (Go Local Prov, 3/9/11)
Chafee’s budget: $25 million more in aid to cities and towns (Go Local Prov, 3/9/11)
FEBRUARY 2011
Providence school board votes to fire all teachers (Boston Globe, 2/26/11)
Analysis: Parsing Chafee’s economic plan (Providence Journal, 2/13/11)
RI House committee to take up gay marriage bill (Boston Globe, 2/6/11)
NOM Shows it’s true theocratic colors (LezGetReal, 2/5/11)
Illegal immigration bill to be taken up in RI (Boston Globe, 2/5/11)
RI lawmaker to submit bill on marriage referendum (Boston Globe, 2/3/11)
Chafee’s education pick known for political savvy (Providence Journal, 2/2/11)
Chafee seeks extension to deliver his first budget (Providence Journal, 2/2/11)
Chafee names former Supreme Court justice as Central Falls receiver (Providence Journal, 2/1/11)
Chafee selects new Board of Regents (Providence Journal, 2/1/11)
JANUARY 2011
Groups urge RI governor to expand charter schools (Boston Globe, 1/29/11)
RI Labor Dept clears ex-Chafee aide of double-dipping on unemployment benefits (Providence Journal, 1/28/11)
New momentum for gay marriage at the State House (Brown Daily Herald, 1/27/11)
Chafee lays out new priorities for EDC — existing businesses, urban cores (Providence Business News, 1/25/11)
Governor to ask for extension on filing RI budget (Bloomberg, 1/25/11)
Chafee tells economic board to expand established assets (Providence Journal, 1/25/11)
Chafee signs executive order on RI Healthcare Reform Commission (The State Column, 1/23/11)
Hasbro exec quite as RI EDC vice chair (Providence Journal, 1/21/11)
Chafee to reinstate executive order on illegal immigrants (The State Column, 1/21/11)
Robitaille likely to run for governor again (WBRU, 1/19/11)
Opinion: Chafee should embrace talk radio (Herald News, 1/19/11)
NOM-RI airs anti-marriage television commercial (The Rainbow Times, 1/18/11)
Did Linc Chafee pick the wrong battle? (Governors Journal, 1/17/11)
Editorial: Chafing capitalism (Investor’s Business Daily, 1/14/11)
NOM spending $100K to run anti-gay marriage ads in Rhode Island (LGBTQNation, 1/14/11)
Gay marriage foe NOM’s ad campaign targets Chafee (On Top, 1/14/11)
Chafee says advertisers should shun divisive talk radio (Providence Journal, 1/14/11)
Chafee creates panel to carry out health-care law (Providence Journal, 1/14/11)
Chafee won’t do talk radio; bans on-duty state workers, too (Providence Journal, 1/10/11)
Chafee’s second act (Boston Globe, 1/9/11)
State police withdraw from partnership with ICE (Providence Journal, 1/7/11)
Chafee takes oath of office, calls for collaboration and civility (Providence Journal, 1/5/11)
Chafee sworn in as 1st independent RI governor (Bloomberg, 1/4/11)
Analyzing Chafee’s inauguration (WPRI, 1/4/11)
Chafee signs his first executive order (Providence Journal, 1/4/11)
Chafee says marriage equality, rescinding E-Verify important to economic growth (Providence Business News, 1/4/11)
Municipal deficits set to be next big bubble (Providence Journal, 1/2/11)
Run-off elections? Let’s nip that idea in the bud (Woonsocket Call, 1/2/11)

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