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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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Mon Apr 14, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
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.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Digging Deeper: Police union votes to reject pension settlement
Tom Jones is one of the 254 former and current police officers who voted against a proposed settlement that would have ended the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul.
My Mother Lode
Rhode Island to improve jobs for mentally disabled
Residents with mental disabilities would no longer be forced to work long hours doing manual labor for little money and instead would be given the chance at regular employment that pays at least the minimum wage under a settlement announced Tuesday.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
John Hazen White's LOOKOUT: Potholes
Every Rhode Islander rightly hates potholes because every Rhode Islander has banged through so many of them.
The Miami Herald
Confirmation hearings set for Chafee nominees
A state Senate panel is holding confirmation hearings on several nominees to the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. and the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission.
Deal voted down in Rhode Island pension overhaul
A proposed settlement that would end the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul, which has been a model for other states looking to rein in runaway pension costs, was rejected by one of the groups voting on it, officials announced Monday.
Settlement fails in Rhode Island pension overhaul
A proposed settlement that would have ended the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul has been rejected, and a judge has ordered the parties back into mediation.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
RI's 5 things: Oversight chairwoman, pension suit
From the naming of a new leader for the legislative committee looking at the 38 Studios debacle to another lawsuit challenging the state's pension overhaul, here are five things to know in Rhode Island: The House Oversight Committee's new chairwoman is promising an aggressive look at the state's involvement in the disastrous 38 Studios loan ... (more)
Fri Apr 04, 2014
National Experts To Participate in Public Policy Debate at URI
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity announced Friday that it will conduct a public policy debate on April 26 at the University of Rhode Island Kingston campus.
Ballot count begins in proposed pension settlement
Counting began Friday of ballots in the first round of voting on a proposed settlement to resolve the legal challenges to Rhode Island's pension overhaul.
Sakonnet Bridge toll hike delay bill becomes law
Legislation that pushes back the date at which Rhode Island's bridge authority can hike the 10-cent Sakonnet Bridge toll has become law without the governor's signature.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
New suit filed challenging pension overhaul
A small group of retired state workers and teachers covered under the proposed deal to end the legal wrangling over Rhode Island's pension overhaul filed a new suit Thursday challenging the law and objecting to their inclusion in any class-action settlement.
Climate change topic of legislation
Close to 50 environmental advocates are expected at the State House this evening to show their support of Representative Art Handy's Resilient Rhode Island Act during its first hearing before the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee.