Topic: State Politics


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. majority leader becomes speaker of the House

March 25, 2014 0 comments

House Majority Leader Nicholas Mattiello, D-Cranston, was elected Tuesday to serve as speaker of the House, replacing Rep. Gordon Fox, D-Providence.


Gordon Fox resigns as speaker of R.I. House

March 23, 2014 6 comments

Rhode Island Speaker of the House Gordon Fox, D-Providence, resigned Saturday after law enforcement officials raided his Statehouse office and home Friday.

University News

Med school student sets sights on Congress

February 10, 2014 1 comment

Stan Tran MD’15 intends to run for congressional office in Rhode Island’s first district.


Mayoral, gubernatorial hopefuls talk local issues

January 23, 2014 1 comment

With election season shifting into full force, gubernatorial and mayoral candidates shared their visions at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day forum Monday.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’17 began his final year in office by calling attention to Rhode Island’s continuing economic troubles. He cited the state’s rising commercial energy costs, which rose 23.2 percent in the past year.


Chafee delivers fourth annual address

January 23, 2014 3 comments

Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’17 delivered the annual State of the State address last week, marking the beginning of his final year as governor.


State lights ‘Christmas’ tree after naming controversy

December 5, 2013 0 comments

The name ‘holiday tree’ spurred protest in past years from state residents and government officials.


Hopefuls vie for R.I. governor seat

December 3, 2013 0 comments

Mayor Angel Taveras and Treasurer Gina Raimondo are frontrunners for the Democratic nomination.

Mayor Angel Taveras called for a commitment to early childhood education in a speech last Tuesday in Pawtucket.


Taveras stresses pre-kindergarten education in gubernatorial platform

December 2, 2013 0 comments

Taveras said he would increase the number of state-funded pre-K slots from 230 to 2,650 by 2019.

Taveras leads in gubernatorial poll


Taveras leads in gubernatorial poll

November 20, 2013 0 comments

About a quarter of respondents said Taveras would best improve the state economy if elected.