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Money & Influence 02.19.2019

EP mayor’s office says ‘misunderstanding’ caused police to withhold info

East Providence Mayor Bob DaSilva's aides said Tuesday there had been a "misunderstanding" between his office and the city police department over whether cops need to go through them before releasing information, and that no changes will be made for now.

Money & Influence 02.15.2019

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.

Money & Influence 02.7.2019

Legislative Jobs For District 15 Voters Have Multiplied During Mattiello’s Time As RI Speaker

The number of patronage jobs from House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s Cranston district has almost tripled during Mattiello’s time as speaker. Patronage jobs are one of the tools that a legislative leader like Mattiello can use to reinforce his own political power at the Statehouse.

Money & Influence 01.24.2019

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.

Money & Influence 01.16.2019

R.I. congressional delegation not among those declining paychecks during shutdown

More than 130 members of Congress have requested that their paychecks be withheld, or committed to donating their pay for the duration of the government shutdown, in solidarity with federal workers, according to a list published by Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Money & Influence 01.4.2019

Laborers union, IGT and Twin River lead list of inaugural gala sponsors

Some of Rhode Island’s biggest corporations opened their checkbooks to pay for Gov. Gina Raimondo’s inaugural ball, including the gaming company the state paid $52 million last year to run Rhode Island’s online lottery operations; and the owners of the Twin River casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton.

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