Rhode Island Politics

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: The Establishment Back in Control

By Justin Katz | December 27, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz note the return of the RI establishment’s confidence and evidence that its underlying approach remains flawed.

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Keep the RI Foundation off the pedestal.

By Justin Katz | December 22, 2022 |

At the moment, it appears to be simply talk, but this is a concerning idea for Democrat Rhode Island Senate President Dominick Ruggerio to float: Ruggerio floated an outside-the-box idea for the state takeover of Providence schools: He wants to work with the Rhode Island Foundation, the state’s largest philanthropic organization, to see if it…

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Tricky Positions for Top Pols

By Justin Katz | December 19, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the contribution of politicians and the media to the most pressing issues of the day.

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Ninety Million “Super” Contradictions to RI Officials’ Statements about Homelessness

By Monique Chartier | December 18, 2022 |

Addressing homelessness requires tracing the economic causes to their roots, including (for example) money provided to politically connected projects like the Superman Building rehab.

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State of the State: Rowley’s View of Current Politics

By Richard August | December 18, 2022 |

Host Richard August catches up with Travis Rowley on the world of politics.

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State of the State: 2022 Midterm Election Retrospective

By John Carlevale | December 4, 2022 |

John Carlevale and Richard August discuss the midterm elections.

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Dark Clouds Coming

By Justin Katz | November 28, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz take stock of Rhode Island in the aftermath of the election.

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State of the State: 2022 Midterm Election Review

By John Carlevale | November 27, 2022 |

John Carlevale reviews the midterm election results with Mike Stenhouse and Darlene D’Arezzo.

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Election Review

By Justin Katz | November 15, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz review the election results and discuss the problems and solutions.

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There’s a silver lining of RI being on the downward slope of the spiral.

By Justin Katz | November 8, 2022 |

Today’s election results remind us that figuring out where you stand can represent a step forward.