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Good-government advocates fault state’s refusal to release RISP misconduct records

Transparency experts criticize Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha’s office's decision to deny an Access to Public Records request filed by the Providence Journal for documents detailing a former Rhode Island State Police lieutenant colonel’s alleged dishonesty.

Ethics in Rhode Island? Common Cause executive director, joins WUN for a live conversation

John Marion, executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island looks ahead to the upcoming legislative session and talks about the major challenges that Rhode Island and its municipalities face in the year ahead.

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 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.

Lt. Gov. McKee: ‘I made a mistake’ by not disclosing Asia trip

Lt. Gov. Dan McKee acknowledged Thursday he failed to report an overseas trip to the Rhode Island Ethics Commission until Target 12 inquired about his travels, but insisted his visits to Asia will pay dividends for the state.

Common Cause RI’s John Marion talks absent representative voting controversy on State of Mind

Common Cause Rhode Island's John Marion joined Dan Yorke to discuss a controversy over a representative admitted to voting for an absent representative on the House floor.

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