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Voting & Elections 05.18.2018

TGIF: 20 Things To Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media

Campaign season continues to heat up, with the end-of-June filing deadline drawing ever closer. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

Money & Influence 04.25.2018

Watchdogs Raise Questions About Elorza Administration’s Improper Payments to Lobbyist

Jorge Elorza’s administration has been making improper payments to campaign donor and State House lobbyist Joe Walsh’s firm, Government Strategies, for the past year. The $33,000 in total payments were not approved through the City’s bidding process — the Board of Contract and Supply — nor is there a contract in place between the lobbying firm and the City.

03.8.2018

Podcast: John Marion, Common Cause Rhode Island

John Marion, Executive Director of Common Cause in Rhode Island, joined me on The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK to discuss important voting and ethics issues before the General Assembly, and issues of transparency at the local level.

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