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Voting & Elections 02.26.2020

Four years ago, officials opened just one-third of available voting locations. Confusion reigned.

PROVIDENCE — The last time Rhode Island held a presidential primary, just one-third of polling places opened, resulting in confusion that led some voters to simply give up.

Ethics 05.6.2019

Political Scene: Expense-paid trips send R.I. lawmakers around the world

With sponsors such as the NRA and the IGT gaming company, state legislators have traveled to Taiwan, Hawaii, Greece and Colombia as well as destinations throughout the U.S.

Ethics 05.1.2019

R.I. Supreme Court Justice Flaherty appeals ruling that he violated ethics code

Rhode Island Supreme Justice Francis X. Flaherty is appealing a ruling that he violated the state Code of Ethics by failing to disclose his role leading a Catholic legal group while ruling on a priest sexual abuse case.

Bonus Q&A: Marion On First Amendment, Campaign Finance, RI Apathy & More

Common Cause of RI head John Marion joins Bonus Q&A to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court, how to make RI elections more competitive, what he's watching on campaign finance issues, and much more.

Ethics 04.19.2019

Bill would restore R.I. lawmakers’ ability to post their photos on General Assembly website

Rhode Island’s legislative leaders are pushing for fast action on a new bill to reinstate a lost perk, to wit: their ability to run photos of themselves and other incumbent lawmakers on the General Assembly website — and official social-media accounts — during election season.

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