Friday, June 27, 2014

A Lively Experiment, Week of June 27

July 4th and July 6th

Happy Independence Day!

Dyana Koelsch – moderator
Ian Donnis – Rhode Island Public Radio political reporter
Ed Fitzpatrick – political columnist for The Providence Journal
Jim Baron – State House reporter for Woonsocket Call and Pawtucket Times
Ted Nesi  – political reporter WPRI-TV 12 |

  • Buddy Cianci to run for Mayor of Providence 
  • The dramatic change in House leadership 
  • Passage of “a more business-friendly” state budget
  • Other legislation that passed including:
    • Expansion of gambling at Newport Grand 
    • Suspension of NECAP Tests as graduation requirements
    • Moderate gun control
    • Minimum wage hike
    • Elimination of the master lever 
  • Bills that failed including restoring ethics commission oversight over lawmakers
  • A look ahead at who’s coming and going in the Assembly 
  • Other 2014 election news
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