Topic: State Politics

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.

Ken Block enters Republican gubernatorial primary


Ken Block enters Republican gubernatorial primary

November 5, 2013 0 comments

The long-time Moderate Party candidate will run as a Republican in the 2014 gubernatorial race.


Magaziner ’06 to run for R.I. general treasurer

October 24, 2013 1 comment

Magaziner said he would prioritize infrastructure, financial accountability and small businesses.


GOP rifle raffle sparks bipartisan backfire

October 10, 2013 4 comments

State leaders from Gov. Chafee ’75 to GOP Cranston Mayor Allen Fung decried the decision.