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Ethics Commission will investigate McKee’s ‘free lunch’ with lobbyist. What to know.

Executive director John Marion's comment on the ethics probe recently launched by the State Ethics Commission into Gov. Dan McKee's January lunch with controversial lobbyists.

Providence Councilman Juan Pichardo to pay $3k for campaign finance violations

John Marion talks to the Globe about Providence Councilman Juan Pichardo's failure to report and misreporting of $20,000 in campaigns funds and expenditures.

Money & Influence 05.12.2023

‘We needed this yesterday’: An emergency contract award raises many questions in Woonsocket

John Marion speaks with the Rhode Island Current about a questionable contract awarded in Woonsocket.

Money & Influence 02.8.2023

Lobbying RI’s part-time legislators is big business. Here’s how big it was in 2022.

John Marion discusses the power of lobbying in Rhode Island politics.

Money & Influence 04.8.2019

Firefighter unions have spent liberally on R.I. legislative races

Few interest groups have been more generous to Rhode Island lawmakers than the firefighters’ lobby, which is pushing controversial overtime legislation up for a House vote on Tuesday, in a state that regularly tops the national charts on the cost of fire protection.

Money & Influence 03.30.2019

Editorial: Fighting for a better R.I.

Each year, Rhode Island citizens mount a brave fight to get a line-item veto on the ballot. The annual ritual brings out the worst in House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello.

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