Campaign Finance Advocates Renew Push To Make Rhode Island Elections More Competitive
A newly introduced bill in the General Assembly aims to make legislative and statewide elections in Rhode Island more competitive by giving under-funded candidates financial help against deeper-pocketed rivals.
Political donations by strip-club industry made in lobbying firm’s name
Donors to Gov. Gina Raimondo and House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello listed Goldberg Law Offices as employer instead of the Foxy Lady and other clubs. Mysterious errors in campaign finance records concealed the source of thousands of dollars in political donations from the Providence strip-club industry to Gov. Gina Raimondo and House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello.
Mayor Elorza secured $5K donation from school bus company with big city contract
The private transportation company at the center of an 11-day bus driver strike that left thousands of Providence children without rides to and from school in October donated $5,000 to Mayor Jorge Elorza’s inauguration and travel fund earlier this month, Target 12 has learned.
A newly elected state representative is apologizing after he acknowledges he misled members of the local Democratic town committee about a mailer, as the committee calls on him not to take his seat in the General Assembly.
R.I. Republicans accuse D.C. Democrats of campaign finance offense
Republican chair for state party says pro-Raimondo PAC did not disclose donations properly. Rhode Island Republicans have accused Democrats in Washington of breaking state campaign finance law by failing to disclose the national donors helping to bolster Gov. Gina Raimondo’s bid for reelection.