Newsmakers 4/6: Sheldon Whitehouse

 


This week on Newsmakers: U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. With partisan politics putting Washington, D.C., in gridlock, Senator Whitehouse is hoping he can still get his so-called “Buffett Rule” bill passed. The law – officially titled the “Paying a Fair Share Act” – would require those making more than $2 million a year to pay at least 30 percent in income taxes. But critics say the bill is nothing more than a political sideshow, as it does little to reduce the country’s massive budget deficit  more »


Newsmakers 1/16: Gov. Lincoln Chafee

Chafee's $8.5B budget holds tax rates, boosts K-12

Raimondo puts focus on jobs, education at kickoff

Analysis: Ticket scandal could damage Fung politically

Newsmakers 1/3: Secretary of State candidate Nellie Gorbea; Quonset's Steven King

Newsmakers 1/9: State Reps. Mattiello, Newberry

RI lawmakers, back in session, may get déjà vu

Newsmakers 9/13: House Speaker Gordon Fox

Storm keeps Warwick travel insurer busy

HealthSource RI enrollment triples in December
 
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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