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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.

Convicted former Rep. Carnevale to be released from home confinement Monday

Convicted former state Rep. John Carnevale will be released early from home confinement thanks to more than two months of so-called "good time" credits he has earned, the Target 12 Investigators have learned.

Transparency Under Assault

Lynn Farinelli is a Pawtucket stay-at-home mom. Dimitri Lyssikatos is a Providence mechanic. They were strangers until they shared online their frustrations with the Pawtucket police department withholding internal-affairs reports.

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