Politics

After election of new speaker, chairmanship of powerful R.I. House committees changes hands

After election of new speaker, chairmanship of powerful R.I. House committees changes hands
March 27, 2014 No Comments »

In the aftermath of the fierce fight for control of the Rhode Island Houses of Representatives, the chairmanship of two powerful legislative committees on Smith Hill changed hands on Wednesday. On his first full day as House speaker, Democrat Nicholas ... Read More »

A new speaker in the House

A new speaker in the House
March 26, 2014 No Comments »

Nicholas A. Mattiello easily defeats Michael J. Marcello in bid to replace Gordon D. Fox, who resigned his post after state, federal agents raided his State House office, home. Nicholas A. Mattiello, a lawyer, House majority leader and Harley-Davidson aficionado, ... Read More »

Jack Reed receives Portuguese commendation

Jack Reed receives Portuguese commendation
March 22, 2014 No Comments »

PROVIDENCE – If they were trying to sell Rhode Island to the Portuguese Republic, those gathered at the Rhode Island College Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies on Wednesday gave it a pretty good shot. “In Bristol, 39 percent ... Read More »

Seguro estraga foto de Passos com “divergência insanável”

Seguro estraga foto de Passos com “divergência insanável”
March 17, 2014 No Comments »

Estratégia orçamental ocupou os dois líderes durante três horas. Mas apenas para sublinhar caminhos diferentes Hoje, quando Pedro Passos Coelho se encontrar com Angela Merkel pode apresentar a fotografia da longa reunião de ontem com António José Seguro como prova ... Read More »

Licht Admits Negligence on 38 Studios

Licht Admits Negligence on 38 Studios
February 24, 2014 No Comments »

Eventually, the truth comes out. Sometimes, it just has to slip through the cracks. That’s exactly what happened last week when, after almost two years, Richard Licht finally came clean, albeit inadvertently, about the Chafee administration’s negligence surrounding the financial ... Read More »

After denial, White House now says Obama lived with uncle

After denial, White House now says Obama lived with uncle
December 5, 2013 No Comments »

The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Obama lived with his uncle for a brief period in the 1980s while he was a student at Harvard Law School — despite previously saying there was no record of the two having ... Read More »

RI special-interest groups spend big during legislative session

RI special-interest groups spend big during legislative session
August 3, 2013 No Comments »

Political action committees operated by some of Rhode Island’s most powerful special-interest groups spent more than $728,000 during the legislative session, according to a WPRI.com review of campaign finance reports due Wednesday. All told, 168 of the state’s 240 active ... Read More »

Second ministerial resignation plunges Portugal into crisis

Second ministerial resignation plunges Portugal into crisis
July 2, 2013 No Comments »

Portugal’s Foreign Minister Paulo Portas resigned on Tuesday, plunging the country into a political crisis that could upset its smooth exit from an international bailout. Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar, the architect of spending cuts and tax hikes imposed by foreign ... Read More »

Taveras Admin. Fails to Comply with Freedom of Information Request

Taveras Admin. Fails to Comply with Freedom of Information Request
June 26, 2013 No Comments »

The Administration of Angel Taveras has been ignoring — and failing to respond completely — to requests for travel information relating to travel costs for Commissioner of Public Safety Steven Pare. GoLocalProv.com has filled a formal complaint with the Rhode Island ... Read More »

2014R.I Election Preview: Who’s Running for What

2014R.I Election Preview: Who’s Running for What
May 18, 2013 No Comments »

The 2014 election cycle is starting to heat up in Rhode Island, as some candidates have already declared their intentions to run for statewide office seats — while speculation still swirls around others.  Today, GoLocal takes a look at the ... Read More »