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RI Encourages Residents to Celebrate Earth Day

Rhode Island officials are urging state residents to celebrate Earth Day by taking part in a cleanup or enjoying nature in state parks and beaches.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Moody's issues warning on collapsed pension deal

Moody's Investors Service called the failed settlement a "credit negative" for the state and municipalities in its weekly credit outlook report last week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

WLNE-TV Providence

Chafee declares May 1 'Day of Reason'

By News Staff news@abc6.com The Associated Press Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed a proclamation declaring a ``Day of Reason'' in Rhode Island.

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WHJJ-AM Providence

Funeral for Nuala Pell to be Held in Newport

Family and friends will be gathering in Newport for the funeral for Nuala Pell, wife of the late U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell of Rhode Island.

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Related Topix: Newport, RI, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

In These Times

Toppling the Tea Party

Prospects look grim for congressional Democrats this fall. Political forecasters are predicting that the party will fail to wrest control of the House from the GOP and will lose its majority in the Senate.

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Related Topix: US News, Tea Party, Big Ant Studios, AFL, US Politics, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, John Kasich

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Go Local

Top Nat'l & Regional Progressives and Conservatives Debate at URI

Top progressives and conservatives from the region -- as well as national organizations -- will be debating the future of Rhode Island in an event on Saturday titled, What's Really in Our Best Interest? The debate will be held on April 26 at the University of Rhode Island, featuring nationally prominent and local political experts who will discuss ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Events, University of Rhode Island, Brown University, Amherst College

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Miami Herald

Chafee signs digital proof of insurance bill

Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed into law legislation allowing motorists in Rhode Island to use their smartphones to offer police proof they have auto insurance.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Washington Times

Overdose deaths in Rhode Island climb to 85

Seven more people in Rhode Island have died of accidental drug overdoses, bringing the total this year to 85, state health officials said Thursday, as they announced some new initiatives to deal with the crisis.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Drugs, Pawtucket, RI

Boston.com

Overdose Deaths in Rhode Island Climb to 85

Seven more people in Rhode Island have died of accidental drug overdoses, bringing the total this year to 85, state health officials said Thursday, as they announced some new initiatives to deal with the crisis.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Drugs, Pawtucket, RI

Roll Call

Pelosi: Republican Inaction on Unemployment Extension 'Immoral'

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called House Republicans' refusal to allow a vote on extending unemployment benefits "unconscionable" and "immoral."

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat, Brian Sandoval, US Governors, Lincoln Chafee, US Senate

Go Local

Two Thirds of State Legal Work Goes to Two Firms

State agencies spent nearly $1.5 million on outside legal counsel last year, but the bulk of the work went to just a handful of law firms, according to state data obtained from the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, Central Falls, RI

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Reuters

Rhode Island loses bid to have pension reform lawsuit tossed

A lawsuit by retired Rhode Island public employees over the state's sweeping 2011 pension system overhaul will continue after a judge on Wednesday rejected a move by state officials to have the case thrown out.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Huffington Post

GOP Governor Joins Democrats' Call For Unemployment Extension

Brian Sandoval of Nevada co-signed a letter asking House Speaker John Boehner to restore benefits to the 2 million workers who've missed out since Congress let federal jobless aid lapse in December.

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Related Topix: US News, Brian Sandoval, US Governors, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lincoln Chafee, US Senate

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Go Local

Rhode Island Pension Reform Showdown

With a September trial date for Rhode Island's pension reform lawsuit looming just months away following failed mediation efforts, GoLocal talked with leaders in the state for their views on what now is the best case -- or worst case -- scenario.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, Retirement, Cranston, RI

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Raimondo unveils plan to help small businesses

The treasurer said she would, if elected, conduct a comprehensive review of all regulations in her first year, speeding up the work the Office of Regulatory Reform has begun.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pawtucket, RI, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Miami Herald

Mediation in Rhode Island pension lawsuits fails

Talks to salvage a proposed settlement designed to end the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul have failed and the original court challenge is moving ahead, both sides of the case said Friday.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Go Local

Arthur Schaper: Reforms for the Disabled, and Disabled Reforms

The double-take in Rhode Island is more than whip-lash at this point. From lawmakers stepping down, or stepping out of bounds, to General Assembly tumults, plus the highest unemployment rate in the country, reform is the watch word.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Cranston, RI, Providence, RI

Go Local

Brown Poll: Pot Gaining Support

A new Brown University public opinion survey shows that State Treasurer Gina Raimondo and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras are in a statistical dead heat in the Governor's race.

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Related Topix: Brown University, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Sheldon Whitehouse, Jack Reed, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David Cicilline

Cavalier Daily

Sabato welcomes Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee

Gov. Lincoln Chafee, D-RI, spoke to Politics Prof. Larry Sabato's Introduction to American Politics class Wednesday, addressing political polarization and his career in politics.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US News, George Bush, W., Dick Cheney

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Free Republic

Scheme to neutralize 36 states' votes advances

The National Popular Vote effort, which could see the 14 states with the largest populations decide the presidency, is more than halfway to its goal of legally bypassing the Electoral College established in the Constitution.

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