An Even Livelier Experiment

A Literal Notebook Dump

By Carroll Andrew Morse | March 6, 2013 |

To fill in some of the unplanned posting slack in these very interesting times we’re living through, I present to you an actual notebook dump (with annotations). The underlined phrases are entries from my Anchor Rising dead-tree notebook, followed by a brief description of the posts they were (and still might) supposed to become. Meanwhile,…

Chafee Proposes Funding Cuts to RI PBS

By Patrick Laverty | February 17, 2012 |

Ok, I’m one of the first to admit that the Governor’s proposed budget is worth even less than the paper it is written on and it’s extremely possible that the Assembly treats this idea similar to the “broadening and lowering” of a year ago. In Chafee’s budget proposal, he suggests cutting the television channel’s funding…

In Case You Missed It…

By Carroll Andrew Morse | February 17, 2012 |

The Cranston School Committtee voted not to appeal the banner ruling, 5-2. Mark Schieldrop of the Cranston Patch liveblogged the proceedings. Parker Gavigan of WJAR-TV (NBC 10) is in the middle of a two-part report about Central Falls, which includes this detail to be expounded upon…City records show the chief of staff hired her lawyer’s…

An Open Thread for Interesting Times

By Carroll Andrew Morse | February 14, 2012 |

We’ve hit a bit of lull at Anchor Rising today, for reasons entirely unrelated to a lack of things happening in the world worth blogging about. Here are a few big-picture items on my list to cover, that I am planning to articulate upon over the next few weeks…Local taxation numbers in Rhode Island, and…

Fabulous – An “Office of the Repealer”

By Monique Chartier | December 26, 2011 |

When the General Assembly reconvenes shortly, I would urge that both they and the Governor give very serious consideration to implementing this, out of Kansas. A new “Office of the Repealer” has been created to reduce the number of laws and regulations, and the Repealer is canvassing the state for more cut suggestions. Those who…

East Providence’s New Transparency of Government in Action: A Model for the General Assembly

By Monique Chartier | October 28, 2009 |

As we recently learned, the broadcast of General Assembly committee hearings is not automatic but, remarkably, left up to the discretion of the committee chair. Further, if the committee chair makes the correct decision to flip on the camera, viewership is then limited to cable television customers, leaving out in the cold those of us…

An Even Livelier Experiment

By Carroll Andrew Morse | September 15, 2005 |

As an experiment of our own, AnchorRising will be liveblogging responses to tonight’s installment of “A Lively Experiment”, Rhode Island public television’s public affairs roundtable (Channel 36, 7:30 pm). This is not intended as a comprehensive review of the program, but as a supplement helping to add ideas and insights to the existing dialogue. SHOW’s…

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