EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — This week on Newsmakers: Woonsocket City Council President John Ward, then Republican Party Chairman Mark Zaccaria and Democratic Party Chairman Edwin Pacheco.
This week on the first half of Newsmakers: Woonsocket City Council President John Ward. With another Rhode Island municipality on the brink of running out of cash, Gov. Lincoln Chafee appointed a special budget commission to oversee the troubled finances in Woonsocket. Ward – who sits on the budget commission – says the city can make payroll through the end of the year if official come up with a plan that meets the approval of the state revenue director, allowing them to tap into state aid earlier.
On the second half, state Republican Party Chairman Mark Zaccaria and Democratic Party Chairman Edwin Pacheco discuss the political landscape going into this fall's election. With filing deadlines looming, both parties are getting a good idea of how many candidates they will have running for the General Assembly.
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