Nesi’s Notes: Jan. 12

Gina Raimondo will be two weeks into her new term on Tuesday, but her State of the State address that night will mark the real kickoff of her second four years in office. The governor will arrive on the House rostrum in so-so shape politically: the latest quarterly Morning Consult poll gives her a middling 43% job approval rating, around where it's always been, but her double-digit re-election win in November replenished her political capital.