Topic: State Politics

Lieutenant governor hopeful Aaron Regunberg ’12 supports single-payer health care and codifying abortion rights into Rhode Island law. During his time at Brown, he founded the Providence Student Union.

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Primary for lieutenant governor highlights health care, campaign finances

September 10, 2018 0 comments

Though Rhode Island has a history of skepticism when it comes to the utility of a lieutenant governor, candidates vying for the office in Wednesday’s primary say they can do a lot to help Rhode Island.

One of two female governors in the nation, Gov. Gina Raimondo’s platform includes moving to renewable energy and preventing school gun violence.

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Power plant divides gubernatorial candidates

September 9, 2018 0 comments

This Wednesday will determine which two of the six contending candidates will represent the Republican and Democratic parties in the Rhode Island general gubernatorial election in November.

Mitra ’18: Confronting predators in politics

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Mitra ’18: Confronting predators in politics

November 20, 2017 0 comments

For the last year, I have struggled to come to terms with how someone with a long history of denigrating women could rise to the highest office in the land.

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R.I. Governor to sign bill limiting access to guns for domestic abusers

October 1, 2017 0 comments

Convicted domestic abusers in Rhode Island will be restricted from owning firearms once the Protect Rhode Island Families Act is signed by Governor Gina Raimondo

Voters show support for driving privileges bill


Voters show support for driving privileges bill

March 17, 2016 0 comments

Over 100 Rhode Islanders gathered at a Statehouse hearing Tuesday evening.


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.


Spotlight on the Statehouse: February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015 0 comments

HIV transmission bill faces backlash. Tension flares over government transparency. Rhode Island grapples with infrastructure funding.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, almost three quarters of all supermarket foods contain genetically modified ingredients.


Proposed bill demands mandatory GMO labeling in R.I.

January 29, 2015 69 comments

Legislation introduced Jan. 15 would require genetically engineered products in Rhode Island to be clearly labeled “produced with genetic engineering.”

Newly inaugurated Gov. Gina Raimondo has inherited a hefty deficit that will likely continue to be a source of tension among state legislators. Her upcoming budget proposal will be the first test of her campaign promises.


General Assembly, governor stare down structural deficit

January 21, 2015 0 comments

In the first month of Gov. Raimondo’s term, plans for statewide economic recovery dominate discussions in the General Assembly and Office of the Governor.


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.