Topic: governor

Moderator Gene Valicenti facilitated debate among the four candidates on topics including public education and government corruption.

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Gubernatorial candidates clash on economy, gun safety

November 2, 2018 Comments are Disabled

In the final televised gubernatorial debate , the four candidates clashed over whether incumbent Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo deserved credit for improving Rhode Island’s economy and prompted heated discussions about education, school safety and the controversial public benefits registration system.

Raimondo, Fung face four third-party challengers

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Raimondo, Fung face four third-party challengers

September 27, 2018 Comments are Disabled

In the 2018 Rhode Island gubernatorial race, four third-party candidates are challenging Democratic incumbent Gov. Gina Raimondo and her Republican opponent Cranston Mayor Allan Fung.

Simshauser ’20: A split in the Rhode for Democrats

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Simshauser ’20: A split in the Rhode for Democrats

September 11, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The past two years have been fraught for Democrats. In the aftermath of the calamitous 2016 presidential election, ideological fissures within the party have widened as progressive insurgents have found traction in recent months.

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 Comments are Disabled

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.

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R. I. General Assembly votes to criminalize revenge porn

April 17, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Robyn Giragosian did not plan for her nude photographs to proliferate throughout her community when she took them for her partner at the beginning of their romantic relationship.

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s new budget proposal aims to increase availability of medical marijuana and reduce opiod use.

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R.I. eyes medical marijuana expansion

February 16, 2018 4 comments

The number of medical marijuana dispensaries in Rhode Island could increase from three to 15, raising $5.1 million in projected revenue, according to a new budget proposal released by Gov. Gina Raimondo Jan. 18.

Raimondo: Cutting the cost of college textbooks

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Raimondo: Cutting the cost of college textbooks

October 19, 2017 1 comment

This past summer, I met a mom in southern Rhode Island. She was dressed for work, and her kids were about the same age as my son, Tommy.

The governor emphasized her desire to see students living, working and contributing to the betterment of Rhode Island after their graduation.

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Rhode Island Governor urges women to engage in politics

October 3, 2017 1 comment

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo encouraged students — and women in particular — to participate in the political process.