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.

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RI 2012 Archives

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Rhode Island Gubernatorial Headlines 2012 Archives

DECEMBER 2012

RI lawmakers closely watching fiscal cliff talks (AP, 12/31/12)
RI Assembly to begin year with fewer GOP members (AP, 12/31/12)
Are there too many lawyers in the General Assembly? (WRNI, 12/31/12)
2013: The year for tax equity in RI (RI Future, 12/31/12)
Gay marriage supporters in Rhode Island ‘guardedly optimistic’ (On Top, 12/31/12)
State Report: Abolishing the sales tax, fiscal cliff & increasing the minimum wage (GoLocalProv, 12/29/12)
COMMENTARY: What Rhode Island can learn from New York (GoLocalProv, 12/29/12)
The past haunts RI’s pension reform (Cranston Herald, 12/28/12)
Zero. Zero sales tax: Objections and who’s objecting (The Ocean State Current, 12/28/12)
12 biggest political stories in Rhode Island in 2012 (GoLocalProv, 12/28/12)
What do 38 Studios and pension reform have in common? (Providence Phoenix, 12/28/12)
TGIF: 12 answers to RI’s top political questions of 2012 (WRNI, 12/28/12)
A crowded field is gearing up to unseat Chafee (Providence Phoenix, 12/27/12)
Labor, the pension case, and the gubernatorial race (Providence Phoenix, 12/27/12)
12 biggest healthcare stories in RI in 2012 (GoLocalProv, 12/27/12)
McKee says he’s ‘certainly interested’ in running for lieutenant governor in 2014 (WRNI, 12/27/12)
RI GOP and sales taxes (Anchor Rising, 12/27/12)
COMMENTARY: Rhode Island is more conservative than you think (GoLocalProv, 12/27/12)
Rhode Island still pushing for federal funds for Hurricane Sandy (GoLocalProv, 12/27/12)
12 biggest business stories in RI in 2012 (GoLocalProv, 12/27/12)
In the Phoenix: Gaming out the Governor’s race (NT4NUTHN, 12/27/12)
Chafee mum on whether his next budget includes tax increases (WRNI, 12/26/12)
COMMENTARY: 5 most intriguing stories from 2012 (GoLocalProv, 12/26/12)
12 biggest blunders in Rhode Island of 2012 (GoLocalProv, 12/26/12)
No shake-up of agency planned despite 38 Studios loan debacle (AP, 12/25/12)
RI governor focuses on economic development vision (AP, 12/25/12)
Report: RI doles out most generous benefits in country (GoLocalProv, 12/25/12)
RI 1 of 5 states that didn’t improve unemployment rate in November (GoLocalProv, 12/24/12)
Political winners & losers for 2012 (GoLocalProv, 12/24/12)
Chafee tabs Mancuso after East Providence’s Caruolo rejects Board of Education position (EastBayRI, 12/23/12)
COMMENTARY: The Senate president’s lack of leadership (GoLocalProv, 12/22/12)
Gov. Chafee to appoint Eva-Marie Mancuso as Chair of RI Board of Education (GoLocalProv, 12/22/12)
State Report: RI’s disastrous unemployment rate, gun safety & PC ponies up (GoLocalProv, 12/22/12)
George Caruolo will not head up new state Education Board (GoLocalProv, 12/21/12)
Rhode Island gears up for gay marriage battle in 2013 (GoLocalProv, 12/21/12)
Unions protesting new teacher evaluation system (GoLocalProv, 12/21/12)
RI only state losing population two years in a row (Ocean State Current, 12/21/12)
Bill O’Reilly continues to attack RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee over ‘Holiday Tree’ (NewsHounds, 12/21/12)
The governor’s race – and the power of incumbency (Providence Phoenix, 12/21/12)
Robitaille won’t run for gov in 2014 (WPRI, 12/19/12)
John Robitaille will not run for governor in 2014 (GoLocalProv, 12/19/12)
Which RI politicians receive the most cash from the NRA? (GoLocalProv, 12/19/12)
Raimondo reviews pension portfolio for gun holdings (GoLocalProv, 12/19/12)
Cranston and Warwick mayors, ex-state police colonel weighing run for governor in 2014 (Providence Journal, 12/19/12)
This year’s follies highlight the biggest problem in RI politics: amateurism (The Phoenix, 12/19/12)
Will the state & organized labor reach a deal on pension reform? (GoLocalProv, 12/19/12)
Mediation orders in state pension reform lawsuit (GoLocalProv, 12/18/12)
RI leaders call for ban on assault weapons following Conn. massacre (GoLocalProv, 12/18/12)
RI judge orders federal mediation in pension suit (AP, 12/18/12)
Leading on entitlement reform (National Review, 12/17/12)
Will Gina Raimondo & Angel Taveras run for governor? (GoLocalProv, 12/17/12)
COMMENTARY: Rhode Island needs a culture change (GoLocalProv, 12/17/12)
RI Gov. Chafee may seek second term as a Democrat (TPM, 12/17/12)
VIDEO: Raimondo – Now is not the time for pension negotiation (NBC 10, 12/14/12)
RI lawmaker to delay new state education board (NECN, 12/15/12)
State Report: RI’s poor business rankings, shakeup in the governor’s office & the fiscal cliff (GoLocalProv, 12/15/12)
COMMENTARY: Democrats – dumbing you down (GoLocalProv, 12/15/12)
Florida company setting up RI health exchange (GoLocalProv, 12/14/12)
Chafee: ‘We are the best place to do business’ (WPRO, 12/14/12)
Chafee open to running for second term as Democrat (AP, 12/14/12)
Gov. Chafee open to running as Democrat (WPRI, 12/14/12)
Governor’s workforce board to offer $1.4M in partnership grants (GoLocalProv, 12/14/12)
Top Chafee aide leaving governor’s office (GoLocalProv, 12/13/12)
National Republicans still targeting Congressman David Cicilline (GoLocalProv, 12/13/12)
Longtime Chafee aide leaves the governor’s office (WPRO, 12/13/12)
Chafee, Fox, say RI vulnerable to fiscal cliff (WJAR-TV, 12/12/12)
Firefighters protest Raimondo event (WPRI, 12/12/12)
RI leaders say state is vulnerable to fiscal cliff (AP, 12/12/12)
Rhode Island special interests dropped more than $1.7 million on 2012 elections (GoLocalProv, 12/12/12)
RI submits health exchange blueprint (GoLocalProv, 12/12/12)
COMMENTARY: Deck is stacked against RI on illegal immigration (GoLocalProv, 12/11/12)
COMMENTARY: Chafee’s 3 R’s: Betrayal of citizens in each (The Valley Breeze, 12/11/12)
OPINION: No getting past the politics of Pension Reform: Round 2 (The Valley Breeze, 12/11/12)
COMMENTARY: Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee botches pension issue (GoLocalProv, 12/11/12)
Top 10 most important issues of the 2013 General Assembly session (GoLocalProv, 12/11/12)
Who spent the most per vote in the 2012 elections? (GoLocalProv, 12/10/12)
Raimondo: ‘We need to stand strong’ (WPRI, 12/10/12)
URI Expert: RI economy gaining momentum (GoLocalProv, 12/10/12)
State’s top fundraiser stepping away from fundraising (GoLocalProv, 12/10/12)
Raimondo looks to broaden her base heading into 2013 (RI-NPR On Politics, 12/9/12)
Pension commission popular with viewers (Providence Journal, 12/9/12)
VIDEO: Judge refuses to step aside on pensions (onpolitix, 12/9/12)
State Report: Rhode Island pension reform & falling off the fiscal cliff (GoLocalProv, 12/8/12)
COMMENTARY: Unions vs. Rhode Island — a moral divide (GoLocalProv, 12/8/12)
Judge Taft-Carter won’t recuse herself from pension lawsuit (GoLocalProv, 12/7/12)
Rhode Island asks court to dismiss suit challenging pension law (Reuters, 12/7/12)
RI judge hears arguments on whether to dismiss pension lawsuit, declines to step down from case (Providence Journal, 12/7/12)
Lawyers set for battle over RI pensions (WPRI, 12/7/12)
Is it time to shorten the legislative session? (GoLocalProv, 12/7/12)
Does Rhode Island’s pension reform law have any hope of survival? (GoLocalProv, 12/7/12)
Raimondo, Fox opposes pension talks (WPRI, 12/6/12)
Report: RI unemployment to remain above 9% until at least 2014 (GoLocalProv, 12/6/12)
COMMENTARY: Rhode Island’s reckless governor (GoLocalProv, 12/6/12)
Judge to hear arguments in motion to toss pension lawsuit (WPRI, 12/6/12)
Read the pension settlement letters between Lincoln Chafee and Gina Raimondo (RI-NPR On Politics, 12/5/12)
Gov. Lincoln Chafee: It’s not ‘tradition’ to call it a Christmas tree (CNS News, 12/5/12)
Chafee issues statement supporting pension negotiations (GoLocalProv, 12/5/12)
EngageRI, Raimondo, Fox criticize Chafee over pension talks (WPRI, 12/5/12)
New report says Rhode Island can benefit from wind power (GoLocalProv, 12/5/12)
Governor Chafee defends stance on negotiating pension case (Providence Journal, 12/5/12)
Gov Chafee, labor unions may talk to avoid court over pension overhaul (Providence Journal, 12/5/12)
Fox sides with Raimondo; Chafee says settlement talks in taxpayers’ interest (RI-NPR On Politics, 12/5/12)
Rhode Island man locks up campaign websites ahead of 2014 elections (GoLocalProv, 12/5/12)
Chafee defends pension negotiations (MSNBC, 12/5/12)
Treasurer Raimondo opposes ‘closed-door meetings’ ahead of pension case (GoLocalProv, 12/5/12)
Rhode Island’s blue Civil War (The American Interest, 12/5/12)
COMMENTARY: Rhode Island must upgrade its workforce (GoLocalProv, 12/4/12)
RI House speaker opposes governor’s call to negotiate with unions over pension lawsuit (AP, 12/4/12)
Rhode Island judge has stake in pension case (New York Times, 12/4/12)
Speaker Fox campaign spent nearly $70,000 since Oct. 1 (GoLocalProv, 12/4/12)
Chafee: Let’s negotiate on pension reform (WPRI, 12/3/12)
NY Times study unveils RI’s biggest tax incentives (GoLocalProv, 12/3/12)
COMMENTARY: A Lincoln Chafee Christmas (Wall Street Journal, 12/3/12)
Analysis: On ‘Christmas’ trees and the public square in RI (WPRI, 12/2/12)
State Report: Changes at EDC, Hurricane Sandy & Christmas tree chaos (GoLocalProv, 12/1/12)
State seeking strategic plans to address economy (GoLocalProv, 12/1/12)

NOVEMBER 2012

20 contenders for statewide office in 2014 (GoLocalProv, 11/30/12)
‘Christmas tree or holiday tree?’ issue haunts RI lighting ceremony (LA Times, 11/30/12)
Chafee, Bill O’Reilly argue over tree (WPRI, 11/30/12)
VIDEO: Watch Governor Chafee debate ‘holiday trees’ with Bill O’Reilly (WPRI, 11/30/12)
Vast majority in RI prefer ‘Christmas tree,’ poll showed last year (WPRI, 11/30/12)
VIDEO: Chafee wars with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly over RI’s ‘Holiday Tree’ (GoLocalProv, 11/30/12)
EDC buried in legal fees over 38 Studios (GoLocalProv, 11/29/12)
VIDEO: Rhode Island governor tells Fox News they are too angry (BuzzFeed Politics,11/29/12)
Report ranks Rhode Island 2nd worst-run state (GoLocalProv, 11/28/12)
State spends $64M on health insurance web site (GoLocalProv, 11/27/12)
Report breaks down how fiscal cliff will affect Rhode Island (GoLocalProv, 11/27/12)
State Report: Medical pot, Central Falls corruption & educating poll workers (GoLocalProv, 11/24/12)
8 key political questions for 2013 (GoLocalProv, 11/23/12)
Con artist gave over $250K to top pols: Will they return the cash? (GoLocalProv, 11/21/12)
Fiscal cliff a ticking time bomb for Rhode Island (GoLocalProv, 11/20/12)
COMMENTARY: Time to hold General Assembly more accountable (GoLocalProv, 11/20/12)
Majority of anti-pension reform lawmakers returning to Smith Hill (GoLocalProv, 11/19/12)
State Report: Republican shakeup, RI loses more jobs & climate change (GoLocalProv, 11/17/12)
Will Rhode Island legalize marijuana? (GoLocalProv, 11/17/12)
Central Falls bond rating upgraded (GoLocalProv, 11/16/12)
GOP leaders past & present: How to save the Rhode Island Republican Party (GoLocalProv, 11/16/12)
COMMENTARY: The Republican guide to the Liberty Vote (GoLocalProv, 11/16/12)
Six RI cities, towns miss deadline to file pension funding plans (WPRI, 11/16/12)
Chafee announces Caruolo as Chairman of RI Board of Education (GoLocalProv, 11/15/12)
Wells Fargo refuses to discuss ‘secret’ cash from Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios (GoLocalProv, 11/14/12)
Mayor Taveras proposes sweeping changes to PEDP board (GoLocalProv, 11/14/12)
COMMENTARY: GOP relevancy for dummies (GoLocalProv, 11/14/12)
PEDP loan recipients also stiffed state for nearly $1 million (GoLocalProv, 11/13/12)
RI economy continues to grow, report says (GoLocalProv, 11/13/12)
Fact check: Law doesn’t let Chafee appoint interim US Senator (WPRI, 11/13/12)
Chafee signs contract with state’s largest public employee union (GoLocalProv, 11/13/12)
COMMENTARY: Rhode Island needs more than 1 political party (GoLocalProv, 11/13/12)
If Sen. Reed becomes Sec of Defense or CIA Director — See the domino effect (GoLocalProv, 11/12/12)
URI expert: RI economy following ‘stop and go’ pattern (GoLocalProv, 11/12/12)
State Report: Election recap & revamping the Board of Elections (GoLocalProv, 11/10/12)
Petreaus resignation could trigger Reed to CIA, according to report (GoLocalProv, 11/10/12)
COMMENTARY: Conservative confusion: A time to reassess (GoLocalProv, 11/10/12)
Chafee announces next step in plan to maximize economic strengths (GoLocalProv, 11/9/12)
COMMENTARY: The GOP is a flawed product (GoLocalProv, 11/9/12)
15 Rhode Island politicians to watch for 2014 (GoLocalProv, 11/8/12)
COMMENTARY: The GOP’s severely wounded brand (GoLocalProv, 11/8/12)
Election Day winners & losers (GoLocalProv, 11/7/12)
After bitter defeats, state GOP goes soul-searching (GoLocalProv, 11/7/12)
VIDEO: Speaker Fox floods polls with state workers (GoLocalProv, 11/6/12)
Rhode Island’s 10 ugliest races of 2012 (GoLocalProv, 11/6/12)
Caprio leaves Dems, tweaks Obama two years after ‘shove it’ (WPRI, 11/5/12)
State Report: Hurricane aftermath, the 38 Studios lawsuit & House oversight (GoLocalProv,  11/3/12)
RICO, fraud & negligence claimed in 38 Studios lawsuit (GoLocalProv, 11/2/12)
Binder rips Fox on 38 Studios; Taveras endorses Fox (GoLocalProv, 11/2/12)
Governor Chafee to return campaign contributions from defendants in 38 Studios suit (GoLocalProv, 11/2/12)
General Assembly candidates have spent nearly $2 million (GoLocalProv, 11/1/12)
State files suit against Curt Schilling, Keith Stokes & several law firms (GoLocalProv, 11/1/12)
Lawmakers receive mixed grades on environmental report card (GoLocalProv, 11/1/12)
Commentary: Political machines are ruining Rhode Island (GoLocalProv, 11/1/12)
Video: Chafee releases video on 38 Studios lawsuit (GoLocalProv, 11/1/12)

OCTOBER 2012

Poll: 18% definitely support second term for Chafee (WPRI, 10/31/12)
Speaker Fox files another Board of Elections complaint (GoLocalProv, 10/31/12)
Commentary: 2012 election predictions (GoLocalProv, 10/31/12)
Cicilline & Doherty in dead heat: Experts react (GoLocalProv, 10/31/12)
Casinos pour millions into table games question (GoLocalProv, 10/29/12)
State Report: Speaker Fox’s battle, tax amnesty & the 38 Studios debacle (GoLocalProv, 10/27/12)
Commentary: A closer look at Raimondomania (GoLocalProv, 10/27/12)
38 Studios auction brings in $650K (GoLocalProv, 10/26/12)
Pawtucket’s unfunded pension liability nearing $145 million (GoLocalProv, 10/26/12)
Commentary: RI needs to step up judicial nominating process (GoLocalProv, 10/26/12)
Speaker Fox files Board of Elections complaint (GoLocalProv, 10/26/12)
Rhode Island’s most transparent lawmakers (GoLocalProv, 10/26/12)
One in five Rhode Islanders on public assistance (GoLocalProv, 10/25/12)
RIPEC report questions cost of ballot proposals (GoLocalProv, 10/25/12)
Governor Chafee announces RWU-EDC partnership (GoLocalProv, 10/25/12)
Lawmaker calls for ban on fundraising during legislative session (GoLocalProv, 10/25/12)
Ed reform group endorses Speaker Fox and 3 others in local races (GoLocalProv, 10/23/12)
Fox and Binder battle over pension reform (GoLocalProv, 10/22/12)
Lawmakers shell out over $350K in legislative grants (GoLocalProv, 10/22/12)
State Report: 38 Studios debacle, unemployment dips & pot dispensaries (GoLocalProv, 10/20/12)
Speaker Fox backtracks on 38 Studios comments (GoLocalProv, 10/19/12)
Brien rips Speaker Fox on 38 Studios (GoLocalProv, 10/19/12)
Speaker Fox accused of pay-to-play; spokesperson calls claims ‘reckless’ (GoLocalProv, 10/19/12)
State debt hits $8.2 billion (GoLocalProv, 10/18/12)
Political Geography: Rhode Island: The most elastic state (FiveThirtyEight, 10/18/12)
RIPEC releases 50-state expenditure analysis (GoLocalProv, 10/16/12)
Governor Chafee announces RI’s first statewide cyber security plan (GoLocalProv, 10/16/12)
Rhode Island Foundation issues report on Make it Happen RI (GoLocalProv, 10/15/12)
Raimondo to launch financial empowerment initiative (GoLocalProv, 10/15/12)
Special interest spending tops $1 million in Rhode Island (GoLocalProv, 10/15/12)
Rhode Island’s most & least popular politicians since 2003 (GoLocalProv, 10/13/12)
State Report: Medical marijuana, RI’s business ranking & Obama supports Cicilline (GoLocalProv, 10/13/12)
Ciccilline & Doherty in tossup: What to watch for down the stretch (GoLocalProv, 10/11/12)
Commentary: Gambling on a jobs strategy (GoLocalProv, 10/11/12)
Cicilline and Doherty in dead heat in Brown U Poll (GoLocalProv, 10/10/12)
RI voters likely to approve casino gambling (Brown University Poll, 10/10/12)
Leading gay-marriage opponent Schubert preps for fight in RI (WPRI, 10/10/12)
Brown poll: RI Speaker has lowest approval rating among statewide politicians (Providence Journal, 10/10/12)
Cicilline leads by 6 points in new Brown poll; Republicans trail (WPRI, 10/10/12)
A closer look at the methodology of the Brown U poll (WPRI, 10/10/12)
Most expensive General Assembly races (GoLocalProv, 10/10/12)
Treasurer Raimondo & Mayor Taveras campaigned for Speaker Fox last weekend (GoLocalProv, 10/10/12)
Legal matters: Do you have the Right ID to vote in November? (GoLocalProv, 10/10/12)
Chafee administration names owners behind Twin River casino drive (Providence Journal, 10/9/12)
GOP’s Zaccaria says RI House Democrats have no plan to fix economy (Providence Journal, 10/9/12)
Rhode Island’s most unemployed cities and towns (GoLocalProv, 10/9/12)
Commentary: Marriage equality supporters must step their game up (GoLocalProv, 10/9/12)
10 most vulnerable RI Reps and Senators (GoLocalProv, 10/8/12)
State Report: Cicilline vs. Doherty, Chafee’s approval & fixing the EDC (GoLocalProv, 10/6/12)
5 Reps who could succeed House Speaker Gordon Fox (GoLocalProv, 10/6/12)
Video: Court denies manual recount in disputed primary (OnPolitix, 10/5/12)
Challenger accuses RI House speaker of using a state worker to campaign (Providence Journal, 10/5/12)
Speaker Fox’s former ally now running opponent’s campaign (GoLocalProv, 10/4/12)
Commentary: When taxpayers show up and speak up (GoLocalProv, 10/4/12)
RI House whip O’Neill resigns from Speaker Fox’s leadership team (Providence Journal, 10/4/12)
O’Neill resigns from Speaker’s leadership team (GoLocalProv, 10/4/12)
Poll: Voters dislike how Chafee handled 38 Studios (WPRI, 10/3/12)
RI GOP creates new website that highlights state’s poor rankings (Providence Journal, 10/3/12)
GOPers Hinckley & Riley struggle in latest poll (GoLocalProv, 10/3/12)
Schilling talks 38 Studios in new ESPN documentary ‘Broke’ (OnPolitix, 10/2/12)
Dem lawmaker proposes government reform package (GoLocalProv, 10/2/12)
Poll: Voters still unhappy with RI Gov. Chafee (Providence Journal, 10/2/12)
Legislator voting accountability website launched (GoLocalProv, 10/2/12)
Committee hears different proposal for Economic Development (GoLocalProv, 10/2/12)
Report: RI has 13th highest tax burden in country (GoLocalProv, 10/2/12)
Poll: Chafee job approval 29%; Raimond, Taveras strong (WPRI, 10/2/12)
Poll: Cicilline rebounds, now leads Doherty by 6 points (WPRI, 10/2/12)
Cicilline ahead in poll: Can Brendan Doherty make a comeback? (GoLocalProv, 10/2/12)
Commentary: RI needs to be bold in rebuilding economy (GoLocalProv, 10/1/12)
State GOP launches campaign highlighting Rhode Island’s flaws (GoLocalProv, 10/1/12)
Cicilline rebounds, now leads Doherty by 6 points (WPRI, 10/1/12)

SEPTEMBER 2012

State Report: Revamping EDC, Jason Pleau’s death penalty case & landmark (GoLocalProv, 9/29/12)
Feds no longer investigating 38 Studios (GoLocalProv, 9/28/12)
Curt Schilling investigation stalled by Rhode Island politics, lawmaker alleges (AP, 9/26/12)
Will a revamped EDC turn Rhode Island around? (GoLocalProv, 9/26/12)
ACLU urges Supreme Court to review Jason Pleau death penalty case (GoLocalProv, 9/26/12)
Commentary: Rhode Island needs a larger General Assembly (GoLocalProv, 9/26/12)
Should the next mayor be the last mayor for Central Falls? (GoLocalProv, 9/25/12)
Progressive groups say Koch brothers are attacking Rhode Island (GoLocalProv, 9/25/12)
Commentary: Rhode Island needs more Lincoln Chafees (GoLocalProv, 9/24/12)
The 10 most important issues in the Cicilline/Doherty race (GoLocalProv, 9/24/12)
State Report: Cranston controversy, Rocky Point & a corrupt mayor resigns (GoLocalProv, 9/22/12)
Over 1 in 10 Rhode Islanders under 65 lacked health insurance in 2011 (GoLocalProv, 9/22/12)
Commentary: Providence can learn from Chicago teachers strike (GoLocalProv, 9/21/12)
Unemployment over 10.5% for 40th straight month (GoLocalProv, 9/21/12)
Cicilline rips ‘lack of leadership’ from Republicans (GoLocalProv, 9/21/12)
Commentary: Can charter schools save Providence? (GoLocalProv, 9/20/12)
Conservative think tank releases legislative scorecard (GoLocalProv, 9/20/12)
Commentary: RI leads the way on voter ID law (GoLocalProv, 9/20/12)
Republican state senator praises Chafee for regulation review plan (GoLocalProv, 9/20/12)
Is Rep. Cicilline actually up double-digits on Brendan Doherty? (GoLocalProv, 9/20/12)
Twin River table games campaign spending tops $2 million (GoLocalProv, 9/19/12)
Central Falls mayor pleads guilty to federal corruption charges (GoLocalProv, 9/19/12)
Silver: GOP may refocus on Whitehouse in push to win Senate (OnPolitix, 9/18/12)
Recount roundup: Who won & lost the closest races? (GoLocalProv, 9/18/12)
Governor accelerates regulation review (GoLocalProv, 9/18/12)
Seven RI primary races to be recounted (OnPolitix, 9/17/12)
Video: Legal fees mounting in 38 Studios case (WPRI, 9/17/12)
38 Studios scandal could spell trouble for incumbents (GoLocalProv, 9/17/12)
Primary still undecided after recounts (OnPolitix, 9/17/12)
Should former Gov. Carcieri apologize for 38 Studios fiasco? (Patch, 9/16/12)
State Report: Cicilline vs. Doherty, pension fraud & Carcieri finally speaks (GoLocalProv, 9/15/12)
Commentary: All hands on deck in the General Assembly (GoLocalProv, 9/15/12)
Chafee, Schilling respond to Carcieri over 38 Studios (WPRI, 9/14/12)
Strike in Chicago echoes labor, Dem tension in Rhode Island (WPRI, 9/14/12)
Video: Carcieri: State may not need to pay up (WPRI, 9/14/12)
Video promoting Chafee speech removed from YouTube (Patch, 9/14/12)
Video: Carcieri breaks his silence on 38 Studios (WPRI, 9/14/12)
Carcieri: RI could have aided 38 Studios (AP, 9/14/12)
The Top 20 General Assembly races for November (GoLocalProv, 9/14/12)
Commentary: RI-CAN shows its true colors (GoLocalProv, 9/14/12)
Republicans put Cicilline on list of ’10 Most Corrupt Democrats’ (WPRI, 9/13/12)
Fishery disaster declared in New England (WPRI, 9/13/12)
Can Brendan Doherty unseat David Cicilline? (GoLocalProv, 9/13/12)
Chafee hails declaration of fishery disaster (AP, 9/13/12)
Feds declare fishery disaster (GoLocalProv, 9/13/12)
Commentary: The two Democratic Parties of RI (GoLocalProv, 9/13/12)
Election night winners & losers (GoLocalProv, 9/12/12)

Voter fraud was a face-plant for Gemma (WPRI, 9/12/12)
Who won, who lost in this year’s General Assembly primaries (OnPolitix, 9/12/12)
Doherty preparing anti-Cicilline onslaught as TV air war begins (OnPolitix, 9/12/12)
Fox: Gay marriage vote still set for 2013 despite Senate losses (OnPolitix, 9/12/12)
RI voters favor challengers in statehouse contests (AP, 9/12/12)
David Cicilline wins big over Anthony Gemma (GoLocalProv, 9/12/12)
The 23 primary races to watch across RI tomorrow — and why (OnPolitix, 9/11/12)
Rep. Cicilline wins primary in Rhode Island (Washington Post, 9/11/12)
Voter guide: 30 things to watch in today’s primary (GoLocalProv, 9/11/12)

RI Democrat touches pension reform third rail… and lives! (The American Interest, 9/10/12)
In Rhode Island, same-sex marriage supported, but quietly (AP, 9/10/12)
State Report: RI’s massive surplus, bridge tolls & Keith Stokes’ new gig (GoLocalProv, 9/8/12)
The historic overhaul of the access to Public Records Act (GoLocalProv, 9/8/12)
Merger of Education Boards may be placed on hold (GoLocalProv, 9/7/12)
Who wins: Cicilline or Gemma? Experts predict (GoLocalProv, 9/7/12)
Dem lawmaker urges governor to fix what’s wrong at DLT (GoLocalProv, 9/7/12)
Central Falls to emerge from bankruptcy (GoLocalProv, 9/6/12)
Commentary: Support pro-taxpayer candidates (GoLocalProv, 9/6/12)
Gov. Chafee named to NGA Education and Workforce Committee (GoLocalProv, 9/6/12)
10 most expensive primary races in RI (GoLocalProv, 9/5/12)
Video: Governor Chafee’s speech at the Democratic National Convention (GoLocalProv, 9/5/12)
Marriage Equality group endorses 19 candidates (GoLocalProv, 9/5/12)
RISC unveils taxpayers’ issues platform (GoLocalProv, 9/4/12)
Education reform group issues General Assembly endorsements (GoLocalProv, 9/4/12)
Will Governor Chafee join the Democratic Party? (GoLocalProv, 9/4/12)
Voter IDs available in Providence Tuesday (GoLocalProv, 9/3/12)
Rhode Islanders have spend over $1 million on presidential race (GoLocalProv, 9/3/12)
Special GoLocal and 920 WHJJ Radio Report: Primary preview (GoLocalProv, 9/3/12)
RI political experts give the grade to the GOP convention (GoLocalProv, 9/1/12)
Report: State gave $1.7B in tax breaks in 2009 (GoLocalProv, 9/1/12)
State Report: Gemma’s investigation, Governor Carcieri & a 38 Studios lawsuit (GoLocalProv, 9/1/12)
Commentary: Sales tax of doom (GoLocalProv,9/1/12)

AUGUST 2012

Chafee to speak in primetime at Democratic National Convention (GoLocalProv, 8/31/12)
Chafee will speak at Dems’ convention as Obama backer (WPRI, 8/31/12)
Woman claims she was part of Cicilline voter fraud scheme in 2002 (GoLocalProv, 8/31/12)
RI governor to discuss tax amnesty details (AP, 8/29/12)
Cicilline & Gemma debate in CD 1 battle: Who won the debate? (GoLocalProv, 8/29/12)
Cicilline leads in poll: Does Gemma have a game changer? (GoLocalProv, 8/28/12)
Poll: Gemma voters would back Doherty (OnPolitix, 8/28/12)
Poll: Gemma losing ground to Cicilline (OnPolitix, 8/28/12)
Opinion: RI proves big government is not the answer (GoLocalProv, 8/28/12)
Reed & Whitehouse expect law enforcement to investigate voter fraud (GoLocalProv, 8/28/12)
Commentary: RI’s tax policy just isn’t working (GoLocalProv, 8/27/12)
RI board approves 38 Studios litigation committee (AP, 8/27/12)
RI lawmakers urge federal fishery disaster declaration (AP, 8/27/12)
State report: Voter fraud, Schilling’s meltdown & casino gaming (GoLocalProv, 8/25/12)
Security breach scandal: What’s next at RIPTA? (GoLocalProv, 8/25/12)
Commentary: Republicans told you so (GoLocalProv, 8/25/12)
Current Cicilline aides named in Gemma’s accusations (GoLocalProv, 8/24/12)
Ciccilline accusers tied to mail ballot misdeeds in 2008 (GoLocalProv, 8/24/12)
Voter fraud in Providence: Did Gemma live up to the hype? (GoLocalProv, 8/23/12)
Commentary: Fraud & fantasy (GoLocalProv, 8/23/12)
Commentary: Term limits and purging Rhode Island’s career legislators (GoLocalProv, 8/23/12)
Democratic leader rips Gemma over voter fraud allegations (GoLocalProv, 8/23/12)
Dem Party chairman rips Gemma over voter fraud claims (GoLocalProv, 8/22/12)
Gemma to call on Cicilline to resign today (GoLocalProv, 8/22/12)
Gemma’s bombshell: Will it change the election? (GoLocalProv, 8/21/12)
RI takes Pleau custody battle to the US Supreme Court (WPRO, 8/21/12)
Commentary: New public records law a step in the right direction (GoLocalProv, 8/21/12)
Commentary: Casino gambling won’t save Rhode Island (GoLocalProv, 8/21/12)
Schilling calls Chafee ‘dunce of epic proportions’ (Providence Journal, 8/20/12)
Chafee staffer wants ethics-board waiver so he can take new state job (Providence Journal, 8/20/12)
Grow Smart RI offering candidates ideas to run on (Providence Journal, 8/20/12)
Rhode Island’s top 20 special interest spenders (GoLocalProv, 8/20/12)
Curt Schilling slams Governor Chafee on Twitter (GoLocalProv,8/20/12)
Steward’s CEO slams AG Kilmartin over Landmark (WPRI, 8/20/12)
EngageRI wades into three primary races with mailing to voters (OnPolitix, 8/20/12)
PowerPlayer: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ernie Almonte (GoLocalProv, 8/20/12)
Only 68 couples have filed for Civil Unions since last year (GoLocalProv, 8/20/12)
Commentary: The mysterious world of top lobbyist Mr. McAuliffe (GoLocalProv, 8/20/12)
State releases Race to the Top update (GoLocalProv, 8/20/12)
State Report: Millions in tax credits, voter fraud & a female firefighter sues the city(GoLocalProv, 8/18/12)
How well is RI thriving — Gallup poll (GoLocalProv, 8/18/12)
Ex-GOP senator to attend Dem convention (Politico, 8/17/12)
Chafee’s son charged under social host law (GoLocalProv, 8/17/12)
RI Governor’s son charged with ‘social host’ violation (CBS Boston, 8/17/12)
RI unemployment rate drops to 10.8% (GoLocalProv, 8/17/12)
Investigation: Raimondo lobbied for venture pal’s business (GoLocalProv, 8/16/12)
Chafee to attend Democratic National Convention next month (WPRI, 8/16/12)
RI issued $34.4M in tax credits during past fiscal year (Providence Journal, 8/16/12)
RI gov to help raise awareness about breast cancer (AP, 8/16/12)
Independent RI Gov. Chafee to attend Democratic Convention (Providence Journal,8/16/12)
Commentary: Being small is RI’s best asset (GoLocalProv, 8/16/12)
Report says state’s economic recovery is slowing (GoLocalProv, 8/15/12)
Commentary: Paul Ryan will not win over Rhode Island (GoLocalProv, 8/15/12)
GOP pollster says RI swing voters want new faces in state legislature (Providence Journal, 8/15/12)
18 taxpayer-funded Providence loans are still at least 500 days past due (GoLocalProv, 8/15/12)
Top Democratic social club received low-interest loan from PEDP (GoLocalProv, 8/14/12)
Delegation to discuss health care innovation in RI (GoLocalProv, 8/13/12)
City officials withheld information about controversial loan fund (GoLocalProv, 8/13/12)
Democrats and Republicans react to Ryan’s selection for VP (GoLocalProv, 8/11/12)
State report: Problem gambling, 38 Studios & millions for Medicare (GoLocalProv, 8/11/12)
Commentary: Time to get rid of the Lieutenant Governor (GoLocalProv, 8/11/12)
Wholesale changes suggested for EDC (GoLocalProv, 8/10/12)
Commentary: RI needs a modern day Works Progress Administration (GoLocalProv, 8/10/12)
Investigation: Raimondo gives state contracts to campaign donors (GoLocalProv, 8/9/12)
Commentary: A bloated Legislature isn’t healthy for RI (GoLocalProv, 8/9/12)
2014 governor’s race already taking form (GoLocalProv, 8/9/12)
Richard J. Land named 38 Studios receiver (GoLocalProv, 8/9/12)
New: GOP accuses Raimondo of pay-for-play (GoLocalProv, 8/9/12)
38 Studios bankruptcy case moving to RI (GoLocalProv, 8/8/12)
Group says RI is becoming a ‘laboratory for accelerated dependency culture’ (GoLocalProv, 8/8/12)
Taveras sees ‘an opportunity to think about’ gov run next year (WPRI, 8/7/12)
Taveras will decide whether to run for governor next year (WPRO, 8/7/12)
Fung, Robitaille, Block may run for gov against Dems, Chafee (OnPolitix, 8/7/12)
Memo: Providence budget deficit is 50% larger than administration claims (GoLocalProv, 8/7/12)
Casinos have spent nearly $1M on table games in RI (GoLocalProv, 8/6/12)
State Report: Repairing RI’s bridges, $40M bonds & improving schools (GoLocalProv, 8/4/12)
10 primaries to watch: Who’s got the most cash? (GoLocalProv, 8/3/12)
Caruolo won’t rule out another run; still has $125K war chest (WPRI, 8/3/12)
RIDOT awarded $760,000 to encourage business development and improve bridges(GoLocalProv, 8/3/12)
Commentary: The expanding reform movement in RI (GoLocalProv, 8/2/12)
Lawmakers rake in $120K since voting against pension (GoLocalProv, 8/1/12)
Commentary: Jockeying for position in the 2014 Governor’s race (GoLocalProv, 8/1/12)

JULY 2012

38 Studios tried to keep public in the dark, e-mails say (GoLocalProv, 7/31/12)
National Republicans showing interest in Whitehouse/Hinckley race (GoLocalProv, 7/31/12)
38 Studios: The more we learn the worse it gets (GoLocalProv, 7/31/12)
Commentary: The facts don’t lie on taxpayer migration (GoLocalProv, 7/31/12)
Commentary: How Speaker Fox can turn around his legacy (GoLocalProv, 7/30/12)
Smart benefits: 2013 health insurance rate increases expected soon (GoLocalProv, 7/30/12)
E-Mails reveal 38 Studios’ desperate attempts to secure tax credits (GoLocalProv, 7/30/12)
State Report: The Whitehouse DUI, childhood well-being & RIPTA’s big investment(GoLocalProv, 7/28/12)
Commentary: Parent trigger laws are not the answer (GoLocalProv, 7/28/12)
Providence loan fund created few jobs under Cicilline (GoLocalProv, 7/27/12)
Rhode Island’s half a billion dollar shadow government (GoLocalProv, 7/26/12)
Challenger to house speaker tries to tie Fox to 38 Studios (WPRO, 7/26/12)
Speaker Fox’s opponent to call for investigation into campaign donation (GoLocalProv, 7/25/12)
Speaker Fox cops to campaign finance violation; writes check to cover 2007 fundraiser(GoLocalProv, 7/25/12)
Smith Hill showdown: Is the House Deputy Majority Leader at risk? (GoLocalProv, 7/24/12)
Commentary: Who is the political machine serving? (GoLocalProv, 7/23/12)
Cicilline & Gemma have ties to controversial Providence loan fund (GoLocalProv, 7/23/12)
Many lawmakers get free ride to office (GoLocalProv, 7/23/12)
State Report: Another EDC loan flop, the Chafee grad party & sex offenders (GoLocalProv, 7/21/12)
EXCLUSIVE: GOP attack research against Sheldon Whitehouse (GoLocalProv, 7/20/12)
RI’s labor force smallest since 2005 (GoLocalProv, 7/20/12)
Feds say city lacked ‘adequate oversight’ over taxpayer-funded loan program(GoLocalProv, 7/19/12)
Lawmaker calls for major changes at EDC (GoLocalProv, 7/19/12)
Commentary: Heated days for health care and pay raises (GoLocalProv, 7/19/12)
Founders of Capco Steel contributed over $50,000 to local politicians (GoLocalProv, 7/18/12)
Chafee praised for increasing female representation in government (GoLocalProv, 7/18/12)
Study suggests $1.2B has moved out of state since 2003 (GoLocalProv, 7/18/12)
Peter Marino named director of the New Office of Management & Budget (GoLocalProv, 7/18/12)
Rhode Island has the worst-funded Republican Party in America (GoLocalProv, 7/17/12)
Another RI economic development official resigns (AP, 7/17/12)
Report: Rhode Island’s economy is slowing (GoLocalProv, 7/16/12)
Commentary: Rise of the independents (GoLocalProv, 7/16/12)
Chafee feels ‘a lot of pessimism’ about the nation’s future (WPRO, 7/16/12)
Providence retirees file ‘friendly lawsuit’ (OnPolitix, 7/16/12)
RIDE names state’s best & worst schools; Education leaders react (GoLocalProv, 7/14/12)
State Report: 38 Studios, legislative raises & casino gambling (GoLocalProv, 7/14/12)
Half of Rhode Islanders don’t owe income taxes (GoLocalProv, 7/13/12)
24 of 38 Providence schools labeled as failing (GoLocalProv, 7/13/12)
Trooper disciplined over Chafee report (WPRI, 7/13/12)
Video: Trooper disciplined for leading report about alleged Chafee party (Turnto10, 7/13/12)
State trooper disciplined for lead on RI gov’s son (AP, 7/13/12)
Commentary: Rhode Island’s unemployment crisis hurts all workers (GoLocalProv, 7/13/12)
Key differences emerge in Cicilline/Gemma primary battle (GoLocalProv, 7/12/12)
Meet the only independent governor: Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island (IVN, 7/12/12)
Rhode Island ranks dead last in US for business (GoLocalProv, 7/12/12)
New mortgage option offered in RI (WPRI, 7/12/12)
Rhode Island’s Medicaid experiment draws raves, suspicion (McClatchy, 7/12/12)
Gov. Chafee responds to survey that put RI dead last (WPRO, 7/12/12)
RI advances rules for medical pot clinics (AP, 7/11/12)
Lincoln Chafee: Curt Schilling company’s collapse not my fault (Boston Herald, 7/11/12)
Commentary: Connecting the dots in the Ocean State (The Valley Breeze, 7/11/12)
Providence expects to end year over $19M in the hole (GoLocalProv, 7/11/12)
Chafee: Schilling company’s collapse not my fault (Providence Journal, 7/11/12)
38 Studios bankruptcy: Executives say tax credits could have saved company(GoLocalProv, 7/11/12)
RI retirees protest outside Raimondo fundraiser in DC (Providence Journal, 7/10/12)
Exec at Schilling’s company blames RI for failure (AP, 7/10/12)
Schilling’s game company heads to bankruptcy court (AP, 7/10/12)
Commentary: Update on the 5-family RI ‘cousinarchy’ (Providence Journal, 7/10/12)
Officials review Chafee party findings (WPRI, 7/10/12)
How good is RI’s healthcare — new federal assessment (GoLocalProv, 7/10/12)
Commentary: DMV improvements are a tangible Chafee accomplishment (GoLocalProv, 7/10/12)
Group calls on RI to opt out of health exchange and Medicaid expansion (GoLocalProv, 7/10/12)
RI Attorney General still reviewing underage drinking party at Governor Chafee’s estate(Providence Journal, 7/9/12)
The most secretive government agencies in RI (GoLocalProv, 7/9/12)
More lawmakers decide to decline pay raise (Providence Journal, 7/8/12)
Former RI guv candidate John Robitaille’s claim about unemployment rate and GOP govs rated HALF TRUE (PolitiFact-RI, 7/8/12)
State Report: Strippers, marijuana dispensaries & legislative payraises (GoLocalProv, 7/7/12)
Senate will be ground zero for RI gay marriage debate (GoLocalProv, 7/6/12)
Schilling: 38 Studios ‘didn’t stonewall anyone’ (AP, 7/6/12)
Schilling’s wife attacks Chafee, media (WPRI, 7/6/12)
EDC official sought job at 38 Studios (OnPolitix, 7/6/12)
Rhode Island auditor tried to see Schilling company’s books (CBS Connecticut, 7/5/12)
10 key factors that could determine the 1st congressional district (GoLocalProv, 7/5/12)
Key environmental review launched for offshore wind area (GoLocalProv, 7/5/12)
Rhode Island’s top 10 political donors (GoLocalProv, 7/4/12)
What the $105B transportation bill means for RI (GoLocalProv, 7/4/12)
Whitehouse, Reed, Chafee: RI offshore wind area set for key environmental review(MENAFN, 7/3/12)
Former lawmakers cash in playing revolving door game (GoLocalProv, 7/2/12)
RI House Republicans complain that Democrats steal their ideas (Providence Journal,7/2/12)
Public comment solicited for wind power plans (Providence Business News, 7/2/12)
Campaign disclosure bill signed into law (GoLocalProv, 7/2/12)
Gov. Chafee brings on two new communications staffers (Providence Journal, 7/2/12)
Mass. and RI wind area closer to development (AP, 7/2/12)

JUNE 2012

State report: Homeless people, regionalization & Obamacare (GoLocalProv, 6/30/12)
Schilling woes preceded Chafee remark (AP, 6/29/12)
Chafee adviser moves out amid pool party probe (AP, 6/29/12)
Fox: House votes on gay marriage in ‘13 (OnPolitix, 6/29/12)
Speaker Fox in the dark on Schilling deal size (OnPolitix, 6/29/12)
‘Full speed ahead’ on health law in RI (OnPolitix, 6/29/12)
Chafee signs executive order for shared services (GoLocalProv, 6/28/12)
Governor: Shared services will save money (OnPolitix, 6/28/12)
Experts: State should consider defaulting on 38 Studios bonds (GoLocalProv, 6/28/12)
Commentary: The taxpayers’ pension tab and the union lawsuit (GoLocalProv, 6/28/12)
Commentary: Government loans are bad business (GoLocalProv, 6/27/12)
10 must-watch General Assembly races for 2012 (GoLocalProv, 6/27/12)
Commentary: Minimum wage boost good for RI economy (GoLocalProv, 6/26/12)
City writes off millions in economic development loans (GoLocalProv, 6/26/12)
Questions surround Speaker Fox’s relationship with 38 Studios insider (GoLocalProv, 6/25/12)
Schilling describes a rapid downfall (Boston Globe, 6/23/12)
Providence retirees approve pension reform (GoLocalProv, 6/23/12)
State House Report: Death penalty, Chafee’s son & 38 Studios (GoLocalProv, 6/23/12)
Commentary: Gov. Chafee should prevent DLT layoffs (GoLocalProv, 6/23/12)
Schilling on Chafee: ‘I think he had an agenda and executed it’ (GoLocalProv, 6/22/12)
Former US education official rips Commissioner Gist & RI’s reform efforts (GoLocalProv, 6/22/12)
State expands controversial film credit program (GoLocalProv, 6/21/12)
Chafee’s son tied to underage drinking incident on governor’s property (GoLocalProv, 6/21/12)
RI Gov Chafee names new health exchange director (AP, 6/21/12)
Governor makes minimum wage hike official (GoLocalProv, 6/21/12)
Chafee taps Christine Ferguson s Director of RI Health Benefits Exchange (GoLocalProv, 6/21/12)
Video: Chafee answers NBC10’s questions about son’s party (Turnto10, 6/20/12)
Health Insurance Consumer Protection bills becomes law (GoLocalProv, 6/20/12)
RI gov OKs state share of casino proceeds (AP, 6/20/12)
Audio: State GOP reveals list of legislative candidates (RINPR, 6/19/12)
38 Studios insider gets $625K in new film tax credits (GoLocalProv, 6/19/12)
Chafee remains opposed to death penalty for Jason Wayne Pleau (GoLocalProv, 6/19/12)
Lawmakers pocketed thousands from lobbyists in May (GoLocalProv, 6/18/12)
Commentary: When ALEC takes over your town (New York Times, 6/18/12)
Governor signs budget into law (GoLocalProv, 6/16/12)
Commentary: Unions are not dead (GoLocalProv, 6/16/12)
38 Studios points finger at RI (Boston Globe, 6/16/12)
State House Report: Decriminalizing pot, homeless bill of rights & underage tanning(GoLocalProv, 6/16/12)
Organized labor claims victory: What it means for RI (GoLocalProv, 6/15/12)
Commentary: Don’t let school vouchers fool you (GoLocalProv, 6/15/12)
RI suspends unpaid-wages probe at Schilling firm (Boston Globe, 6/14/12)
Governor signs marijuana decriminalization bills (GoLocalProv, 6/14/12)
Can Woonsocket be spared from bankruptcy? (GoLocalProv, 6/14/12)
Investigation: Secret documents reveal true risks of 38 Studios (GoLocalProv, 6/14/12)
10 last-minute deals that took place in the General Assembly (GoLocalProv, 6/13/12)
Payday lending reform dead again in session’s final hours (GoLocalProv, 6/13/12)
RI becomes first in nation to establish ‘homeless bill of rights’ (GoLocalProv, 6/13/12)
Commentary: Is it time to be more like Delaware? (GoLocalProv, 6/12/12)
RI lawmakers vote on casino revenue sharing (AP, 6/12/12)
Budget heads to governor’s desk despite outrage from groups (GoLocalProv, 6/12/12)
EDC carries $2.9 million payroll (GoLocalProv, 6/11/12)
What Netroots thought of Providence (GoLocalProv, 6/11/12)
Commentary: Are there any real Democrats in Rhode Island? (GoLocalProv, 6/11/12)
URI economist says Rhode Island is losing momentum (GoLocalProv, 6/11/12)
State House Report: Budget passes, campaign finances & minimum wage (GoLocalProv, 6/9/12)
Can RI’s student loan crisis be solved? (GoLocalProv, 6/9/12)
Who has been effective responding to 38 Studios crisis? (GoLocalProv, 6/9/12)
RI eyeing liability in Shcilling firm bankruptcy (AP, 6/8/12)
Lawmaker praises Central Falls funding (GoLocalProv, 6/8/12)
Insider lawyer paid $232,000 as 38 Studios went belly up (GoLocalProv, 6/8/12)
House budget overwhelmingly approved (GoLocalProv, 6/8/12)
General Assembly ‘failure’ could bankrupt cities and towns (GoLocalProv, 6/7/12)
Bankrupt 38 Studios will be liquidated (WPRI, 6/7/12)
US Attorney investigating Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios (GoLocalProv, 6/7/12)
Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios files for bankruptcy (Boston Herald, 6/7/12)
Commentary: Too many broken promises to taxpayers (GoLocalProv, 6/7/12)
The EDC’s next boondoggle? (GoLocalProv, 6/6/12)
Connected lawyer pledged tax credits before they were approved (GoLocalProv, 6/5/12)
Commentary: Providence pension deal provides model for all communities (GoLocalProv, 6/5/12)
Group claims eliminating sales tax would create thousands of jobs (GoLocalProv, 6/5/12)
Providence investors gave Schilling 7-figure loan in 2009 (GoLocalProv, 6/4/12)
Chafee nominates 3 more to EDC Board (GoLocalProv, 6/4/12)
Paul McGreevey to serve as EDC advisor (GoLocalProv, 6/4/12)
Commentary: Conservatives who hate the GOP (GoLocalProv, 6/4/12)
State House Report: House budget, gambling & compassion centers (GoLocalProv, 6/2/12)
Insiders weigh in on state budget proposal (GoLocalProv, 6/2/12)
Commentary: The Carcieri tragedy (GoLocalProv, 6/2/12)
RISC calls House budget a ‘mixed bag’ (GoLocalProv, 6/1/12)
New state budget: Winners and losers (GoLocalProv, 6/1/12)

MAY 2012

Insiders had hands all over Schilling’s 38 Studios deal (GoLocalProv, 5/31/12)
Chafee names 3 to EDC Board (GoLocalProv, 5/31/12)
Commentary: Time for heavy lifting on disability pension reforms (GoLocalProv, 5/31/12)
RI House budget unveiled today — key issues to watch (GoLocalProv, 5/31/12)
RIPEC says state should move toward investment-based agenda (GoLocalProv, 5/30/12)
Schilling, Chafee trade blame over firm’s demise (Boston Globe, 5/30/12)
Commentary: Rhode Island needs a sales tax holiday (GoLocalProv, 5/30/12)
Future remains uncertain for Schilling’s 38 Studios (GoLocalProv, 5/30/12)
Over 50% of dropouts come from just 12 RI schools (GoLocalProv, 5/30/12)
State receives No Child Left Behind waiver (GoLocalProv, 5/29/12)
23 local pension plans in ‘critical’ condition (GoLocalProv, 5/29/12)
New gambling tax on the table today (GoLocalProv, 5/29/12)
8 names to watch for 2014 governor’s race (GoLocalProv, 5/28/12)
RI biz winners and flops (GoLocalProv, 5/28/12)
Commentary: The political 1% need to be held accountable for 38 Studios (GoLocalProv, 5/28/12)
38 Studios fallout — What next? (GoLocalProv, 5/26/12)
Curt Schilling’s dream died quite quickly at 38 Studios (Boston Globe, 5/26/12)
Commentary: Don’t blame Schilling (GoLocalProv, 5/26/12)
State House Report: Sales tax, transparency & good time laws (GoLocalProv, 5/26/12)
Gov Chafee: Schilling company again in violation (AP, 5/25/12)
Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios lays off entire staff (Boston Globe, 5/25/12)
Many struggle to find work after $3.7M ‘green’ jobs program (GoLocalProv, 5/25/12)
Back to Work RI program passes Senate (GoLocalProv, 5/25/12)
Commentary: Tax credits, loan guarantees & RI’s jobless (GoLocalProv, 5/24/12)
Battle brewing between Chafee & Raimondo (GoLocalProv, 5/24/12)
Commentary: Carcieri makes Chafee look like a genius (GoLocalProv, 5/23/12)
Is it time to blow up the EDC? (GoLocalProv, 5/23/12)
Schilling’s 38 Studios deal hatched earlier than disclosed (GoLocalProv, 5/22/12)
Chafee talks pensions, 38 Studios, and politics on Buddy Cianci show (WPRO, 5/22/12)
Lawmakers feel duped by Schilling’s 38 Studios deal (GoLocalProv, 5/21/12)
Controversial consultant to make over $1 million from redistricting (GoLocalProv, 5/18/12)
Commentary: Taxpayers are owed transparent answers by the EDC (GoLocalProv, 5/17/12)
Interview: Is Governor Chafee gaining momentum? (GoLocalProv, 5/16/12)
Few lawmakers voted against deal that paved way for 38 Studios (GoLocalProv, 5/16/12)
Is Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios going broke? (GoLocalProv, 5/15/12)
The link between schools and home values: RI’s top high schools 2012 (GoLocalProv, 5/14/12)
Double-dip recession would devastate Rhode Island (GoLocalProv, 5/12/12)
The top 50 stimulus recipients in RI (GoLocalProv, 5/10/12)
GOP Strike Force introduces 11 candidates (WPRO, 5/7/12)
State House Report: Gay marriage, nightclubs & the homeless (GoLocalProv, 5/5/12)

Josh Barro on why RI’s economic problems are so intractable (WPRI, 5/4/12)

Does Rhode Island need fiscal union with Connecticut? (Forbes, 5/4/12)
$240 Million in new local taxes since 2009 (GoLocalProv, 5/4/12)
Commentary: Don’t ruin the RI pension reform law (GoLocalProv, 5/3/12)
Providence would be devastated if courts block pension reform (GoLocalProv, 5/3/12)
EngageRI supports Providence pension reform (GoLocalProv, 5/2/12)
Top 30 largest campaign war chests in Rhode Island (GoLocalProv, 5/2/12)
ACLU director calls civil unions ‘a complete failure’ (GoLocalProv, 5/2/12)
Gay marriage debate takes center stage today (GoLocalProv, 5/2/12)
Lawmakers call for disclosure of executives’ pay for nonprofits receiving state funds(GoLocalProv, 5/2/12)
Dem legislator backs away from ALEC (GoLocalProv, 5/1/12)
Commentary: Time to address Rhode Island’s homelessness crisis (GoLocalProv, 5/1/12)
Providence Council passes massive pension overhaul (GoLocalProv, 5/1/12)

APRIL 2012

Investigation: State jobs program 80% unfilled (GoLocalProv, 4/30/12)
Providence mayor moves financial woes to fore (New York Times, 4/30/12)
State House report: Search warrants, security cameras & elections (GoLocalProv, 4/28/12)
Chafee campaign finance report: Who’s giving? (GoLocalProv, 4/28/12)
Chafee’s ‘Distressed Communities’ Bills: Hard sell at Statehouse (GoLocalProv, 4/27/12)
Commentary: Voter ID leads to voter disenfranchisement (GoLocalProv, 4/27/12)
RI religion under attack (GoLocalProv, 4/26/12)
Commentary: No time for timid pension reform in Providence (GoLocalProv, 4/26/12)
Republicans ‘need a jolt’ after low-turnout primary, says GOP chair (GoLocalProv, 4/25/12)
Opinion: Just say no to in-state tuition for illegal immigrants (GoLocalProv, 4/25/12)
Commentary: Vermont gets it right while Rhode Island falls behind (GoLocalProv, 4/25/12)
Raimondo opposes bill that would reinstate COLA for some in RI pension system(Providence Journal, 4/25/12)
Audio: ‘Tax the rich’ proposals lack support from legislative leaders (WRNI, 4/25/12)
Lawmakers hear bills on in-state tuition for illegal immigrants (WRNI, 4/24/12)
Commentary: Rhode Island needs more than 2 parties (GoLocalProv, 4/24/12)
Low primary turnout expected (WRNI, 4/24/12)
10 General Assembly races to watch in 2012 (GoLocalProv, 4/23/12)
Lawmakers to discuss banning in-state tuition for illegal immigrants (GoLocalProv, 4/23/12)
Cuts to job training funds will devastate thousands of Rhode Islanders (GoLocalProv, 4/21/12)
State House report: Schools, crime & the developmentally disabled (GoLocalProv, 4/21/12)
National Education Rankings: RI a top spender, poor performer (GoLocalProv, 4/20/12)
Lawmaker challenges health care exchange executive order (GoLocalProv, 4/20/12)
Unemployment rises again: 11.1% (GoLocalProv, 4/20/12)
RI unemployment rate rises to 11.1% (Providence Journal, 4/20/12)
Rhode Island sets $118M sale with cities in crisis (Bloomberg, 4/20/12)
State awards millions to failing schools (GoLocalProv, 4/19/12)
State takes over Central Falls school district (GoLocalProv, 4/19/12)
Chafee pays a visit to troops in Afghanistan (WRNI, 4/19/12)
Fitch rates Rhode Island ‘AA’ (WRNI, 4/19/12)
Video: Chafee calls Afghanistan visit ’sobering’ (Turnto10, 4/18/12)
Commentary: Political leadership needs a shakeup in RI (GoLocalProv, 4/18/12)
Chafee travels to Afghanistan (GoLocalProv, 4/18/12)
Top 20 State House lobbying spenders in 2012 (GoLocalProv, 4/18/12)
Chafee travels to Afghanistan (GoLocalProv, 4/18/12)
Gov. Chafee in Afghanistan: ‘A much more dangerous environment’ than he expected(Providence Journal, 4/18/12)
Audio: Gov. Chafee visits RI troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait (WPRO, 4/18/12)
Fitch rates RI’s outlook ’stable’ (Providence Business News, 4/18/12)
Pawtucket mayor’s shared services proposal has governor’s support (GoLocalProv, 4/17/12)
Can casino gaming save Rhode Island (GoLocalProv, 4/17/12)
Groups renew call for tax fairness (GoLocalProv, 4/17/12)
Offshore tax schemes cost state $450 million (GoLocalProv, 4/17/12)
Audio: Pawtucket looking into shared services (WRNI, 4/17/12)
3 RI cities seek to share services to save money (AP, 4/17/12)
Audio: Time for Raimondo, Chafee and Assembly to work together (WRNI, 4/16/12)
URI expert: State nearing double-dip recession (GoLocalProv, 4/16/12)
State House report: Abortion, term limits & health insurance (GoLocalProv, 4/14/12)
Is 2012 the Year of Regionalization in RI? (GoLocalProv, 4/14/12)
The Cicilline apology tour: Will it pay off? (GoLocalProv, 4/13/12)
Bills to streamline regulations pass RI Senate (GoLocalProv, 4/13/12)
Commentary: RI-CAN goes too far with school report cards (GoLocalProv, 4/13/12)
RI House passes transparency bill for political parties, PACs (GoLocalProv, 4/13/12)
Gov. Chafee lobbies Assembly for municipal ‘relief package’ (Providence Journal, 4/12/12)
Will the Senate support Chafee’s municipal relief package? (GoLocalProv, 4/12/12)
Commentary: Chafee and the fight for cities and towns (GoLocalProv, 4/12/12)
Education leaders react to school report cards (GoLocalProv, 4/12/12)
The most toxic towns in RI (GoLocalProv, 4/12/12)
Good government groups want ethics bill on November ballot (GoLocalProv, 4/11/12)
Providence Housing scandal expands with new allegations (GoLocalProv, 4/11/12)
Bill requiring an ultrasound before an abortion to be heard (WPRO, 4/11/12)
Freezing COLAs is only one step to local pension reform, group says (GoLocalProv, 4/10/12)
Should General Assembly members be term-limited? (GoLocalProv, 4/10/12)
Rhode Island’s best & worst public schools (GoLocalProv, 4/10/12)
Chafee’s son charged after entering liquor store underage (WPRO, 4/10/12)
Commentary: Time to drop Dominick Ruggerio like a hot potato (GoLocalProv, 4/10/12)
Audit reveals dozens of flaws in state financial reporting (GoLocalProv, 4/9/12)
RIC to host Operation Clean Government Candidate school (GoLocalProv, 4/9/12)
RI Tea Party opposes National Popular Vote bill (GoLocalProv, 4/9/12)
Governor introduces new program that fast tracks business expansion to create jobs(GoLocalProv, 4/9/12)
State House report: Payday loans, litigation lenders & the strangulation bill (GoLocalProv, 4/7/12)
Special report: Corruption in Providence (GoLocalProv, 4/7/12)
Commentary: Anger is not enough to change RI (GoLocalProv, 4/7/12)
Lawmakers to consider lowering cigarette tax next week (GoLocalProv, 4/7/12)
Commentary: Outlaw government unions (GoLocalProv, 4/7/12)
The Top 30 biggest state contractors (GoLocalProv, 4/6/12)
Newport gambling bill heads to Gov’s desk (WRNI, 4/6/12)
Chafee rebukes Board of Governors over raises negotiated for RI public college employees(Providence Journal, 4/5/12)
Chafee: RI can’t afford pay raises (WPRI, 4/5/12)
Senate approves table game vote for Newport Grand (GoLocalProv, 4/5/12)
Jamestown backs Chafee’s pension plan (WRNI, 4/5/12)
Chafee opposes raises at state colleges (GoLocalProv, 4/5/12)
Gov. Chafee to ‘cut the red tape’ at Quonset Development Corporation (GoLocalProv, 4/5/12)
Federal investigations plague Providence (GoLocalProv, 4/5/12)
Commentary: RI becoming the Land of Last Resort (GoLocalProv, 4/5/12)
RI governor makes case before US appeals court (AP, 4/4/12)
Chafee balks at 3% raises proposed for college employees (Providence Journal, 4/4/12)
Federal appeals court to take up murder suspect custody case (WPRO, 4/4/12)
Critics say campaign finance law would discourage donors (GoLocalProv, 4/4/12)
Commentary: Allan Fung needs to be RI’s next governor (GoLocalProv, 4/4/12)
Chafee talks reforms with leaders from struggling cities and towns (GoLocalProv, 4/3/12)
Chafee: US could still target pot dispensaries (AP, 4/3/12)
Commentary: The politics rule out single-payer health care system (GoLocalProv, 4/3/12)
Audio: RIPEC says bankruptcy won’t solve cities’ problems (WRNI, 4/3/12)
RISC opposes Woonsocket tax hike (GoLocalProv, 4/2/12)
New RIPEC report finds bankruptcy might not solve cash-strapped cities’ problems(GoLocalProv, 4/2/12)
Chafee, mayors ask lawmakers to help cities (Turnto10, 4/2/12)
Bankruptcy is not the answer for RI cities, towns (Providence Business News, 4/2/12)
RIPEC: Bankruptcy perilous for cities; pass Chafee’s bills first (WPRI, 4/2/12)
Audio: Unemployment, poverty, threaten child welfare (WRNI, 4/2/12)
RI Kids Count says recession continues to hurt Rhode Island children (Providence Journal,4/2/12)

MARCH 2012

State House report: E-Verify, legalizing pot & millions in bond money (GoLocalProv, 3/31/12)
Commentary: Why can’t we be more like New Hampshire? (GoLocalProv, 3/31/12)
Changes coming to state teacher evaluation system (GoLocalProv, 3/30/12)
Audio: Most municipalities will meet deadline for pension report (WRNI, 3/30/12)
Health reform repeal would cut benefits for nearly 400,000 in RI (GoLocalProv, 3/30/12)
Audio: Providence working to fill budget gaps (WRNI, 3/29/12)
RI Senate Majority leader charged with DUI (WRNI, 3/28/12)
Providence Housing scandal: City officials discuss director’s fate (GoLocalProv, 3/28/12)
‘Suspicious’ test scores found in four RI school districts (GoLocalProv, 3/26/12)
Medical marijuana debate heating up on Smith Hill (GoLocalProv, 3/26/12)
Providence considers hiring education consultant who angered parents, teachers in Florida (Providence Journal, 3/26/12)
RI Assembly to study illegal immigration bills (AP, 3/24/12)
Commentary: Taxing the rich is immoral (GoLocalProv, 3/24/12)
State House report: Casinos, legislative health insurance & gubernatorial appointments(GoLocalProv, 3/24/12)
Should RI put everyone into the state pension plan? (WPRI, 3/23/12)
Nonprofit sought $2.9M while being audited by RI (AP, 3/23/12)
Unemployment rises to 11 percent (GoLocalProv, 3/23/12)
As auditor probed Sport Institute spending, Doyle met with top Chafee officials to seek even more money (Providence Journal, 3/23/12)
UCLA study: Gay marriage could bring $1.2M to RI (WPRO, 3/23/12)
Audio: State aid to provide short-term help to Woonsocket (WRNI, 3/23/12)
Chafee’s relief and reform package for cities and towns introduced in Senate (Providence Journal, 3/22/12)
AFT President urges RI lawmakers to fund education (WRNI, 3/22/12)
Meals tax critics stage tea party on Providence River (The Call, 3/22/12)
Almonte considers bid for governor (WRNI, 3/21/12)
Raimondo opposes Chafee move to cut pension-fund deposits (WPRI, 3/21/12)
Restaurants dump tea in tax protest (WPRI, 3/21/12)
Editorial: More help for ailing towns (Westerly Sun, 3/20/12)
Bill would offer on-the-job training to the unemployed (WPRO, 3/20/12)
Almonte for governor as a Democrat in 2014? (WRNI, 3/20/12)
Woonsocket teachers face possible 10% pay cut (WRNI, 3/20/12)
RI Gov. Chafee declines to state views on marijuana decriminalization (Providence Journal,3/20/12)
‘Tea party’ planned to protest meals tax (WRNI, 3/20/12)
Report: RI one of ten states with declining graduation rate (GoLocalProv, 3/20/12)
Commentary: Our leaders have let us down (GoLocalProv, 3/20/12)
Commentary: Chafeee package can save cities and towns (GoLocalProv, 3/20/12)
Pawtucket mayor: Chafee plan gives tools, leverage we need (The Valley Breeze, 3/20/12)
RISC backs Chafee’s municipal package (GoLocalProv, 3/20/12)
Accused polluter contributes thousands to top RI politicians (GoLocalProv, 3/19/12)
Opponents set ‘tax revolt’ to protest Chafee’s plan (WRNI, 3/19/12)
Providence police union blasts gov’s proposal (WPRI, 3/19/12)
EngageRI holds off on backing Chafee’s municipal-relief bills (WPRI, 3/19/12)
Warwick mayor: I’ll stick with Chafee in 2014 even if Raimondo runs (WPRI, 3/19/12)
Report ranks RI among the best states for open government, preventing corruption(Providence Journal, 3/19/12)
Former auditor general Ernest Almonte considering run for RI governor (Providence Journal, 3/19/12)
ACLU files lawsuit again over Central Falls receiver (GoLocalProv, 3/19/12)
Commentary: In RI, it’s all about who you know (GoLocalProv, 3/17/12)
State House Report: Gambling revenues, student loan rates & the ban on tanning(GoLocalProv, 3/17/12)
Commentary: Democrats want to return to failed policies of the past (GoLocalProv, 3/17/12)
The top 20 biggest polluters in RI (GoLocalProv, 3/16/12)
Chafee unveils municipal package: Leaders react (GoLocalProv, 3/16/12)
Audio: City and town leaders rally behind Chafee’s municipal plan (WRNI, 3/16/12)
RI Bishop Tobin calls gay marriage ‘ill-advised social experiment;’ marriage-equality group calls him ‘uninformed’ (Providence Journal, 3/15/12)
Governor Chafee proposes sweeping savings package for municipalities (The Valley Breeze,3/15/12)
Legislation would guarantee new gaming revenue to education (GoLocalProv, 3/15/12)
Analysis: Chafee, the bully pulpit, and the limits of leadership (WPRI, 3/15/12)
Governor: Plan will empower RI cities, towns (WPRI, 3/15/12)
Chafee, mayors make pitch to lawmakers (WPRI, 3/15/12)
RI rated among worst in country for government transparency (GoLocalProv, 3/15/12)
Council President says without concessions, Providence will go bankrupt (GoLocalProv, 3/15/12)
Providence’s credit rating downgraded three notches (GoLocalProv, 3/14/12)
Chafee to name first female public defender (GoLocalProv, 3/14/12)
Audio: Details emerge on Chafee’s plan to help cities and towns (WRNI, 3/14/12)
Lawmakers dish out millions in controversial legislative grants (GoLocalProv, 3/14/12)
Chafee: Early Woonsocket school closing ‘inconceivable’ (WPRO, 3/13/12)
Commentary: The DREAM Act is a no-brainer (GoLocalProv, 3/13/12)
Audio: Chafee to release plan to aid cities and towns (WRNI, 3/13/12)
Panel hears ideas for Providence ‘knowledge district’ (WPRO, 3/13/12)
Rhode Island’s top 25 biggest spending PACs (GoLocalProv, 3/13/12)
Providence’s next battle: Will the hospitals pony up? (GoLocalProv, 3/12/12)
State Rep. pushing 4 ‘Tax the Rich’ proposals (GoLocalProv, 3/12/12)
RISC annual winter meeting features focuses on communities in crisis (GoLocalProv, 3/10/12)
State House report: Schools, civil liberties & casino gaming… (GoLocalProv, 3/10/12)
Chafee meets with small business owners (WPRI, 3/9/12)
State GOP files redistricting lawsuit (GoLocalProv, 3/9/12)
RI weighs fiscal intervention in Woonsocket (AP, 3/9/12)
RIEDC, Chafee meet with local businesses (SRI Newspapers, 3/8/12)
Commentary: Communities in crisis and the Flanders roadmap (GoLocalProv, 3/8/12)
Pension taxes — How much do you owe? (GoLocalProv, 3/8/12)
Business owners outraged by Chafee meals tax (GoLocalProv, 3/8/12)
Woonsocket mayor says city is desperate, taxes on the table (WPRO, 3/8/12)
As predicted, Woonsocket downgraded by bond agency (WPRO, 3/8/12)
‘Tax the rich’ campaign kicks off at State House (GoLocalProv, 3/7/12)
Audio: Coalition backing tax hike (WRNI, 3/7/12)
Busy day on Smith Hill for finance committees (WRNI, 3/7/12)
Restaurateurs and vacation-home owners oppose Chafee’s sales tax plans (Providence Journal, 3/7/12)
Video: Chafee’s meal tax plan gets cold reception (Turnto10, 3/7/12)
Chafee budget lowers construction reimbursement percentage (Patch, 3/6/12)
Commentary: Chafee – progressive ideas, no jobs (The Valley Breeze, 3/6/12)
City on the fiscal brink (The Call, 3/6/12)
RI unemployment drops slightly, state still sheds jobs (WPRO, 3/5/12)
House to vote on casino ballot question (WRNI, 3/5/12)
Can Anthony Gemma defeat Congressman Cicilline? (GoLocalProv, 3/5/12)
Lawmakers to hear governor’s meal tax hike (WPRO, 3/5/12)
Audio: Is bankruptcy really the answer for Providence? (WRNI, 3/5/12)
Statehouse Roundup – What’s happening on Smith Hill? (GoLocalProv, 3/3/12)
Commentary: Teaching evaluations another education reform failure (GoLocalProv, 3/2/12)
Agreement reached to open compassion centers (GoLocalProv, 3/2/12)
RI sees largest spike in uninsured residents in the country (GoLocalProv, 3/2/12)
Lawmakers agree on changes to medical marijuana law (Providence Business News,3/2/12)
Audio: Compassion center cautiously optimistic about compromise (WRNI, 3/2/12)
Video: Raimondo stops short of endorsing Cicilline (GoLocalProv, 3/2/12)
Lawmakers hope to push back teacher layoff notification date (GoLocalProv, 3/2/12)
Audio: Political roundup – The politics of receivership (WRNI, 3/2/12)
RI leaders to allow pot dispensaries (WPRI, 3/1/12)
Lawmaker rails against Chafee’s restaurant tax plan (GoLocalProv, 3/1/12)
Gov. Chafee endorses revised marijuana dispensary legislation (Providence Journal,3/1/12)
Audio: Change could allow medical marijuana dispensaries in RI (WPRO, 3/1/12)
Chafee, lawmakers agree to allow pot dispensaries (AP, 3/1/12)
Chafee’s education budget up for State House hearing Thursday (Providence Journal,3/1/12)
Audio: Bill seeks compromise on medical marijuana dispensaries (WRNI, 3/1/12)
Audio: Outlook uncertain on push to restore RI Ethics Commission (WRNI, 3/1/12)

FEBRUARY 2012

Top 10 potential primary opponents for Congressman Cicilline (GoLocalProv, 2/29/12)
Audio: Port on the grow – $7.5 M dredging project proposed (WPRO, 2/28/12)
Lawmakers urged to support RI port improvements (Providence Business News, 2/28/12)
Chafee says his approval numbers will improve with economy (WPRO, 2/28/12)
Chafee at low (Governors Journal, 2/28/12)
Poll confirms low approval ratings for Chafee (WPRO, 2/28/12)
Poll: 75% down on gov; Raimondo praised (WPRI, 2/28/12)
WPRI Poll: State should keep Providence out of bankruptcy (WPRI, 2/28/12)
Top 10 most important bills of 2012 (GoLocalProv, 2/27/12)
Chafee backing Whitehouse, Obama for re-election (Boston Globe, 2/27/12)
WPRI Poll: Chafee slumps, Raimondo solid, Whitehouse safe (WPRI, 2/27/12)
Commentary: Time for RI to support same-sex marriage (GoLocalProv, 2/27/12)
Casino job gains may be short-lived (GoLocalProv, 2/25/12)
Commentary: Stop blaming immigrants for your problems (GoLocalProv, 2/25/12)
State House roundup: What’s happening on Smith Hill? (GoLocalProv, 2/25/12)
RI conservatives: I can’t believe I live here (Part 2 ) (GoLocalProv, 2/25/12)
Lawmakers want serious discussion about municipal regionalization (GoLocalProv, 2/24/12)
Commentary: Quonset casino a bad bet for Rhode Island (GoLocalProv, 2/24/12)
Audio: High approval ratings for Taveras, Raimondo in Brown U poll (WRNI, 2/24/12)
Analysis: Why Chafee can find solace in the new Brown U poll (WPRI, 2/23/12)
Audio: Elections Board approves voter ID regulations (WRNI, 2/23/12)
Cicilline, Chafee approval ratings now worse than Nixon in 1974 (WPRI, 2/23/12)
Investigation: Rhode Island the most regulated state in the US (GoLocalProv, 2/23/12)
Chafee announces $1 million in funding for regional and local planning initiatives(GoLocalProv, 2/23/12)
Cicilline, Chafee plummet in latest Brown Poll (GoLocalProv, 2/23/12)
Commentary: Political corruption is nothing new to Rhode Island (GoLocalProv, 2/22/12)
$500 million in stimulus funding went toward Medicaid costs (GoLocalProv, 2/21/12)
ACLU: Civil unions and ‘embarrassment’ in Rhode Island (GoLocalProv, 2/21/12)
Commentary: Chafee tax plan will force restaurants to raise prices (GoLocalProv, 2/21/12)
Lawmakers seek to slash cigarette tax (GoLocalProv, 2/20/12)
RI politicians need to crack down on fraudsters in 2012 (GoLocalProv, 2/20/12)
Top 10 most vulnerable state lawmakers (GoLocalProv, 2/20/12)
Audio: Labor backs bill that taxes the wealthy (WRNI, 2/20/12)
Casino wars heat up: $1 billion at stake (GoLocalProv, 2/18/12)
Lawmakers take on Super PACs on Smith Hill (GoLocalProv, 2/17/12)
Commentary: Who’s to blame for Providence going broke? (GoLocalProv, 2/16/12)
Investigation: State borrows millions from feds – RI businesses stuck with tab(GoLocalProv, 2/16/12)
Report suggests port could create jobs, boost economy (GoLocalProv, 2/15/12)
Is gay marriage on the table in Rhode Island? (GoLocalProv, 2/15/12)
Retirees prepared to battle city over mayor’s threats (GoLocalProv, 2/15/12)
State of the City: Mayor delivers doom and gloom message (GoLocalProv, 2/14/12)
Providence fiscal crisis: Leaders react to State of the City (GoLocalProv, 2/14/12)
Political high rollers: Who spent the most cash last year? (GoLocalProv, 2/13/12)
GOP set to go to war over redistricting (GoLocalProv, 2/11/12)
Commentary: Let’s make Rhode Island competitive (GoLocalProv, 2/10/12)
Rhode Island’s worst-funded local health plans (GoLocalProv, 2/10/12)
Dems criticize Hinckley for signing no-tax pledge (GoLocalProv, 2/10/12)
Financially mismanaged Central Falls Schools face $5.6 million deficit (GoLocalProv, 2/9/12)
Conservative think tank predicts Chafee taxes will cost 1, 400 jobs (GoLocalProv, 2/9/12)
Commentary: Days of reckoning in the Kingdom of RI (GoLocalProv, 2/9/12)
Ten ways to save Providence from bankruptcy (GoLocalProv, 2/8/12)
Chafee to file Supreme Court brief in support of Providence (GoLocalProv, 2/7/12)
Commentary: Chafee’s political fortunes tied to economy (GoLocalProv, 2/7/12)
Which communities get the most state aid in Chafee’s budget? (GoLocalProv, 2/7/12)
Anti-pension reform lawmakers cash in with unions (GoLocalProv, 2/6/12)
RI’s richest communities for political donations (GoLocalProv, 2/4/12)
Speaker Fox says Legislature could force tax-exempts to pay up (GoLocalProv, 2/2/12)
Commentary: The compounding problems of Providence (GoLocalProv, 2/2/12)
Report card: RI leaders divided over Chafee’s budget (GoLocalProv, 2/1/12)
RI PBS blindsided by Chafee proposal to cut off state funding (WPRI, 2/1/12)
Chafee’s budget: $76 Million in new taxes (GoLocalProv, 2/1/12)
Chafee’s budget: A tax amnesty period (GoLocalProv, 2/1/12)
Chafee’s budget: Cuts in Health and Human Services (GoLocalProv, 2/1/12)
Chafee’s budget: A win for education (GoLocalProv, 2/1/12)
Chafee’s budget: $200 million in ballot proposals (GoLocalProv, 2/1/12)
Chafee’s budget: A commitment to municipalities (GoLocalProv, 2/1/12)
Commentary: Casinos are a bad bet for Rhode Island (GoLocalProv, 2/1/12)
Cranston labeled a ‘distressed community’ (GoLocalProv, 2/1/12)

JANUARY 2012

Is Providence going belly up? (GoLocalProv, 1/31/12)
State could save $250M by banning collective bargaining, conservative think tank says(GoLocalProv, 1/31/12)
Chafee’s State of the State Address – the full speech (GoLocalProv, 1/31/12)
Lawmakers to introduce Rhode Island DREAM Act bill (GoLocalProv, 1/31/12)
Lawmakers to vote on redistricting Wednesday (GoLocalProv, 1/31/12)
State of the State: ‘The year of the cities and towns’ (GoLocalProv, 1/31/12)
Assembly seeks to address Medicaid fraud (GoLocalProv, 1/30/12)
Municipalities choking on pension costs: City-by-City breakdown (GoLocalProv, 1/30/12)
Five ways to save Rhode Island (GoLocalProv, 1/28/12)
Breaking: Providence to run out of money by June (GoLocalProv, 1/28/12)
Lawmaker wants budget surplus to cover pension lawsuits (GoLocalProv, 1/28/12)
Commentary: RI’s Republican revolution …without the Republicans (GoLocalProv, 1/28/12)
Lawmakers push to make teachers unions optional (GoLocalProv, 1/27/12)

Raimondo ‘not ruling anything out’ on 2014 bid for higher office (WPRI, 1/27/12)
Commentary: Shame on you, Speaker Fox (GoLocalProv, 1/27/12)
Rhode Island’s top 40 campaign donors (GoLocalProv, 1/26/12)
Commentary: RI’s jobs creation strategy is not working (GoLocalProv, 1/26/12)
New report highlights Rhode Island’s disastrous business climate (GoLocalProv, 1/25/12)
Governor Chafee to hold retiree, taxpayer electronic town hall (GoLocalProv, 1/24/12)
Report shows nuclear power threatens thousands of Rhode Islanders (GoLocalProv, 1/24/12)
Biggest special interest spenders on Smith Hill (GoLocalProv, 1/23/12)
Conservative think tank rips Chafee on taxes (GoLocalProv, 1/23/12)
State-funded nonprofit paid 2 directors $433K in 2010 (GoLocalProv, 1/21/12)
Unemployment rate spikes again: 10.8% (GoLocalProv, 1/20/12)
Commentary: Don’t let Providence become a one-factory town (GoLocalProv, 1/20/12)
Video: Chafee release video touting pension reform (GoLocalProv, 1/19/12)
Rhode Island’s least employed communities (GoLocalProv, 1/19/12)
Raimondo to host local pension workshop (GoLocalProv, 1/19/12)
Nearly $16M in RI stimulus funds have gone untouched (GoLocalProv, 1/18/12)
Commentary: Time to think beyond pension reform (GoLocalProv, 1/18/12)
Lawmakers push for more help to cash-strapped cities and towns (GoLocalProv, 1/18/12)
Democratic state senators want to legalize death penalty (GoLocalProv, 1/17/12)
Top ten local pension plans in crisis (GoLocalProv, 1/16/12)
URI expert: Too early to tell if economy is improving (GoLocalProv, 1/16/12)
Financially troubled RI city loses democratic government (AP, 1/15/12)
Showdown looms over municipal pension crisis (GoLocalProv, 1/14/12)
The 20 largest campaign donors in Rhode Island (GoLocalProv, 1/13/12)
Rhode Island ranked third worst state in country to retire (GoLocalProv, 1/13/12)
Chafee appoints members to Municipal Pension Study Commission (GoLocalProv, 1/13/12)
Mayors Taveras and Polisena to head up Pension Commission (GoLocalProv, 1/12/12)
Investigation: DEM’s lax enforcement costs state millions (GoLocalProv, 1/11/12)
State ended fiscal year with big surplus (GoLocalProv, 1/11/12)
Senate leadership opposes Quonset casino (GoLocalProv, 1/11/12)
Chafee to hold municipal strategy session Thursday (GoLocalProv, 1/11/12)
Chafee announces new Central Falls economic expansion initiatives and increased tax exemptions (GoLocalProv, 1/11/12)
Commentary: Obama still the favorite in November (GoLocalProv, 1/10/12)
Top RI lawmakers oppose Quonset casino idea (Boston Globe, 1/10/12)
Commentary: Time to make adequate progress on education (GoLocalProv, 1/10/12)
Marriage equality group rips Senator Reed (GoLocalProv, 1/9/12)
Chafee considering tax hikes to deal with budget shortfall (GoLocalProv, 1/9/12)
Chafee to host small business forums (GoLocalProv, 1/9/12)
Quonset Casino talks heat up on Smith Hill (GoLocalProv, 1/7/12)
State GOP has next to nothing in federal campaign account (GoLocalProv, 1/6/12)
Governor hosts municipal strategy session (GoLocalProv, 1/5/12)
Local politicians owe $1.1M in campaign fines (GoLocalProv, 1/5/12)
New legislative session will focus on old debts (GoLocalProv, 1/5/12)
Receiver issues report on struggling ProCAP (GoLocalProv, 1/5/12)
Special GOP meeting to address financial irregularities (GoLocalProv, 1/4/12)
Providence retirees suing city, state (GoLocalProv, 1/3/12)
Top 10 biggest issues of the new General Assembly session (GoLocalProv, 1/3/12)
What does 2012 hold in store politically? (Woonsocket Call, 1/1/12)

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