Topic: City Politics

On the night of her election, Gov. Gina Raimondo promised Rhode Islanders economic reform focused on cutting down on government excess and streamlining fiscal efficiency as well as elimination of insider favoring.


Raimondo focuses on economic recovery, gender equality in the workplace

April 23, 2015 1 comment

Raimondo has begun her efforts to remedy the situation by highlighting the jobs portion of her budget — including a number of tax incentives and investments.

Marissa Quinn, director of communications at the Watson Institute, said she will aim to “bring sound judgment” to the R.I. Ethics Commission.


Quinn selected to join Rhode Island Ethics Commission

April 23, 2015 0 comments

Marisa Quinn, director of communications and outreach at the Watson Institute, was appointed by Gov. Gina Raimondo to the Rhode Island Ethics Commission.


Senator, alum take leadership spots on Board of Licenses

March 30, 2015 0 comments

The Providence Board of Licenses elected Jeffrey Williams ’85 and Sen. Juan Pichardo, D-Providence, to its most senior positions earlier this month.


Proposed bill would ban use of plastic bags

February 5, 2015 0 comments

Rhode Island may soon be among the first states in the country to ban the use of disposable plastic checkout bags at retail establishments.


Spotlight on the Statehouse: February 5, 2015

February 5, 2015 0 comments

With the General Assembly session in full swing, representatives are submitting new bills every day.


Mayor, City Council president differ on budget opinion

January 21, 2015 0 comments

Elorza spoke in his inaugural address on the potential for a “New Providence,” where a family like his can achieve the American dream.

Mayor-elect Jorge Elorza listened to citizens’ concerns Monday at Nathan Bishop Middle School during the last of four listening forums, in which city residents had the opportunity to raise issues with Elorza prior to the start of his tenure.


Mayor-elect forum tackles education, budget

December 2, 2014 0 comments

Elorza sat on stage at the One Providence Listening Forum Sunday taking note of residents’ concerns on education, public safety, housing and transportation.


Brown Democrats: Raimondo for governor, Elorza for mayor

October 30, 2014 3 comments

This election is a crucial one: We have the chance to elect the state’s first female governor and to usher in a new age for the city we love.


R.I. could see first woman, Latino or Asian governor

April 10, 2014 0 comments

Rhode Islanders have never elected a person of color or a woman to the governor’s office.


City Council supports antibiotic restriction

February 25, 2014 0 comments

The Providence City Council approved a resolution in support of federal restrictions on the use of antibiotics in factory farms Feb. 6.