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A Rhode Island state police officer stands guard outside the office of the House Speaker Gordon Fox at the State House in Providence, Friday, March 21, 2014. A Rhode Island state police officer stands guard outside the office of the House Speaker Gordon Fox at the State House in Providence, Friday, March 21, 2014.

I-Team: Investigators asked RI elections board about Fox

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The Rhode Island Board of Elections says they were not asked about any politician other than state Rep. Gordon Fox. More>>

Judge says RI pension lawsuit may go forward

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A Rhode Island judge has ruled a lawsuit brought over the state's 2011 pension overhaul can move forward. More>>

House panel hearing bill to end pay day lending

The House Finance Committee is hearing a bill that would eliminate the practice of "pay day" lending in Rhode Island. More>>

US Energy Secretary Moniz to visit Rhode Island

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (mo-NEEZ') is coming to Rhode Island as part of the Obama administration's reassessment of the nation's energy strategy. More>>

House panel to hear bill to legalize marijuana

A House panel is set to hear several marijuana bills, including one that would legalize its use and regulate and tax it like alcohol. More>>

RI law enforcement seek medical marijuana fixes

Rhode Island's attorney general and others in a working group are urging state lawmakers to make some fixes to the state's marijuana program. More>>

Tea party members rally on tax day

Members of the tea party rally at the State House in Providence, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Members of the tea party rally at the State House in Providence, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
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Members of the political movement use tax day to bring attention to their message of making government smaller.
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Sen. Whitehouse to host South Kingstown community dinner

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
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Residents can bring their questions, concerns and comments to the senator.
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Bill would create Rhode Island sales tax holidays

A bill that would create two sales-tax holidays a year in Rhode Island is being heard by House lawmakers. More>>

Gov. Chafee names new members of Judicial Nominating Commission

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The Nominating Commission is in charge of reviewing applicants for state court vacancies. More>>

Raimondo: Losing pension case would be 'catastrophic'

General Treasuer Gina Raimondo discusses the details of the Rhode Island pension lawsuit settlement at a news conference Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. General Treasuer Gina Raimondo discusses the details of the Rhode Island pension lawsuit settlement at a news conference Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
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General Treasurer Gina Raimondo says she believes the pension settlement will hold up in court.
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Raimondo unveils plan to help small businesses

General Treasurer Gina Raimondo formally kicks off her campaign for governor in Pawtucket, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. General Treasurer Gina Raimondo formally kicks off her campaign for governor in Pawtucket, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo unveils a plan to help small businesses that eliminates regulatory burdens and encourages startups. More>>

Lawmakers approve 'Boston Strong' license plate

A bill creating a "Boston Strong" license plate has been given final approval by lawmakers. More>>

State, unions agree on new 4-year contract

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Rhode Island has reached a tentative agreement with its public employee unions for a new contract that includes a 6 percent pay increase. More>>

House Oversight panel meeting on 38 Studios

The new chairwoman of the House committee that has been looking into the failed 38 Studios deal is holding her first hearing. More>>

Brown poll: Raimondo, Taveras in statistical tie Video included

Angel Taveras, Gina Raimondo Angel Taveras, Gina Raimondo
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Brown University is out with a new political poll that shows a tight contest shaping up in the race for Rhode Island governor. More>>

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  • Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

    Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration.
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration.
  • US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

    US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

    The United States is working on a package of non-lethal aid for Ukraine that could include medical supplies and clothing, but would stop short of providing body armor and other military-style equipment, U.S....
    The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian...
  • Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants

    Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people...
    Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help...
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  • Political Notebook: April 3, 2014

    Political Notebook: April 3, 2014

    This week: questionable state spending, campaign finance laws and the new speaker of the House.
    This week: questionable state spending, campaign finance laws and the new speaker of the House.
  • Political Notebook: March 20, 2014

    Political Notebook: March 20, 2014

    Cranston Mayor Allan Fung and the parking ticket scandal; What would a Republican Senate mean for Rhode Island? And has the crisis in Ukraine rebooted the cold war?
    Cranston Mayor Allan Fung and the parking ticket scandal; What would a Republican Senate mean for Rhode Island? And has the crisis in Ukraine rebooted the cold war?
  • Political Notebook: March 13, 2014

    Political Notebook: March 13, 2014

    The distraction of Clay Pell's missing Prius; the politics of climate change; and the debate over raising the minimum wage.
    The distraction of Clay Pell's missing Prius; the politics of climate change; and the debate over raising the minimum wage.
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