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Bill stipulating appointees to R.I. coastal management agency advances

The legislation, introduced in response to a lawsuit that Save The Bay filed in Superior Court, aims to finally bring the membership of the state Coastal Resources Management Council into compliance with the 2004 separation-of-powers amendment to the state Constitution.

Voting & Elections 06.18.2018

Fung Facing Elections Board Complaints By Raimondo, Morgan & Common Cause

Two rivals of GOP gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and Republican Patricia Morgan, filed complaints Monday against Fung with the state Board of Elections about questions surrounding Fung's campaign headquarters in Cranston. The non-partisan good government group Common Cause of Rhode Island also filed a complaint against Fung.

Voting & Elections 06.18.2018

Raimondo, Morgan file complaints against Fung

Gov. Gina Raimondo and Rep. Patricia Morgan have each filed a complaint with the Rhode Island Board of Elections against Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, accusing him of violating the state’s campaign finance laws.

Money & Influence 06.18.2018

Raimondo, Morgan to file elections complaints over Fung’s free use of campaign office

Gov. Gina Raimondo and Rep. Patricia Morgan, who is challenging Cranston Mayor Allan Fung for the Republican nomination for governor, both plan to file complaints with the state Board of Elections, alleging that Fung’s free use of office space at Cranston’s Chapel View amounts to an illegal campaign contribution from the Carpionato Corp. Common Cause Rhode Island has also filed a complaint.

Money & Influence 06.3.2018

First Amendment: 38 Studios debacle is R.I.’s Watergate

The 38 Studios debacle might not have produced a constitutional crisis or a legal battle (over the Nixon White House tapes) that went all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States. But Curt Schilling’s ill-fated video-game venture certainly produced a monumental crisis here in Rhode Island

Editorial: Insiders against a line-item veto

Those who hoped the General Assembly would finally heed the public’s wishes, and place a strong line-item veto on this November’s ballot, cannot feel encouraged by the antics at the State House. A commission selected by legislators to look into the matter seems clearly antagonistic to the whole idea. As TV’s Gomer Pyle used to say, “Surprise, surprise!”

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