Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian joins us this week to discuss his political future, Rhode Island's population loss, the outlook on same-sex marriage, RIPTA, and more.
House Speaker Gordon Fox sat down this week with RIPR political reporter Ian Donnis to discuss his legislative priorities for 2013 and other issues, including payday lending.
House Speaker Gordon Fox and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed cruised to re-election in their leadership positions Tuesday while pledging increased legislative attention to trying to boost Rhode Island’s underperforming economy.
Governor Lincoln Chafee is declining to talk specifics about whether his next budget will include revenue increases – a.k.a. tax hikes.
The governor offered this comment during an interview last week (excerpts of which will be broadcast on RIPR Thursday morning):
“The budget will come out in January … we’re still putting it together.”
James Diossa, the mayor-elect of Central Falls, says he hopes to raise the level of investment in the city by restoring confidence in its municipal government.
During an interview broadcast this morning on RIPR, Diossa said: