Dem gov hopeful Clay Pell unveils economic plan


By Ted Nesi PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell on Wednesday rolled out his first major policy proposal of the campaign, offering a laundry list of ideas on what he would do to improve the Rhode Island economy if he’s elected in November. Read the rest of...
 
 
 

3 charts that show how construction has collapsed in RI
The Rhode Island Construction Coalition, a newly formed industry group, released a short paper today...
 

Moody’s: Failure of RI pension settlement a ‘credit negative’
By Ted Nesi PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A top Wall Street ratings agency is ringing an alarm bell over...
 

Gordon Fox puts his East Side home on the market
By Tim White PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Former House Speaker Gordon Fox has put his Gorton Street home...
 

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The Saturday Morning Post: Quick hits on politics & more in RI
Happy Saturday! Here’s another edition of my weekend column – as always, send your takes,...
 

Weightlifting ex-firefighter plans to sue for $7M over pension
By Tim White PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Retired Providence firefighter John Sauro – who was collecting...
 

Ahead of Easter, RI governor hopefuls discuss their faiths
By Ted Nesi PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – It’s Holy Week and Passover for Christians and Jews around...
 

Rhode Island jobless rate falls to 8.7% in March
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.7% in March, new data released Thursday shows.
 
 
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Ted Nesi covers government and the economy in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts for WPRI.com.

 
 
 

Political News


'Obama' filmmaker charged in NY in campaign…
NEW YORK (AP) ? A conservative scholar and author known recently for his critical works on President Barack Obama was indicted…
 

South Sudan, rebels sign cease-fire
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) ? South Sudan's government and rebels signed a cease-fire deal Thursday that leaders hope will…
 

Obama: South Sudan deal a 'critical first…
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama says the cease-fire deal in South Sudan is a critical first step toward lasting…
 

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Newsmakers


Newsmakers 1/16: Gov. Lincoln Chafee
This week: Governor Chafee talks about his proposed budget, his priorities - and Bill Belichick.
 

Newsmakers 1/3: Secretary of State candidate…
Newsmakers: Secretary of State candidate Nellie Gorbea, Quonset Ex. Dir. Steven King
 

Newsmakers 1/9: State Reps. Mattiello,…
This week: House Majority Leader Nicholas Mattiello and House Minority Leader Brian Newberry.
 

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White House News


Obama cancels US-Egyptian military exercise
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month,…
 

Obama to address situation in Egypt this…
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first statement on the rapidly deteriorating situation in…
 

With kids at camp, Obama finds time for…
WEST TISBURY, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is filling his Martha's Vineyard vacation with golf, visits with friends…
 

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Rhode Island (change)

 
Gov. Lincoln Chafee, the first independent in his position, has his work cut out for him: fix the state's finances and help 66,000 unemployed Rhode Islanders get back to work.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Lincoln Chafee
Lieutenant Governor: Elizabeth Roberts
Attorney General: Peter Kilmartin
State Treasurer: Gina Raimondo
Secretary of State: Ralph Mollis

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