State Government

Pawtucket and East Providence Have a New Rep. With Old Ideas

By Carroll Andrew Morse | December 30, 2009 |

The last paragraph of Alisha A. Pina‘s story in today’s Projo on Democrat Mary Messier’s victory in Tuesday’s District 62 special election (former Rep. Elizabeth Dennigan’s old seat, mostly Pawtucket with a little bit of East Providence) provides a perfect example of how the state Democratic Party’s intellectual bankruptcy on fiscal issues continues to propel…

The Future According to RIPEC

By Carroll Andrew Morse | September 23, 2009 |

It seems to me that the most important numbers from Katherine Gregg‘s Projo story about Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council projections on the state budget are the ones at the bottom… The state’s overall budget for this year soared 12.9 percent over last year’s to a record-high of $7.8 billion with new federal dollars accounting…