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Redboxing 101: How Campaigns & Super PACs Openly Undermine Democracy

Campaign Legal Center's virtual event, "Redboxing 101: How Campaigns & Super PACs Openly Undermine Democracy," was held on February 17, 2023 and featured panelist discussion of the issue of Redboxing and its impact on federal, state and local elections.

In bid for more transparency, changes to RI’s public records law introduced

An update to the state’s public records law has been filed at the State House, seeking to make government more transparent.

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.

Good-government advocates fault state’s refusal to release RISP misconduct records

Transparency experts criticize Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Neronha’s office's decision to deny an Access to Public Records request filed by the Providence Journal for documents detailing a former Rhode Island State Police lieutenant colonel’s alleged dishonesty.

Ethics in Rhode Island? Common Cause executive director, joins WUN for a live conversation

John Marion, executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island looks ahead to the upcoming legislative session and talks about the major challenges that Rhode Island and its municipalities face in the year ahead.

Voting & Elections 02.26.2020

Four years ago, officials opened just one-third of available voting locations. Confusion reigned.

PROVIDENCE — The last time Rhode Island held a presidential primary, just one-third of polling places opened, resulting in confusion that led some voters to simply give up.

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