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16 hrs ago | The Huffington Post

GOP Governor Joins Democrats' Call For Unemployment Extension

Brian Sandoval of Nevada co-signed a letter asking House Speaker John Boehner to restore benefits to the 2 million workers who've missed out since Congress let federal jobless aid lapse in December.

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Related Topix: US News, Brian Sandoval, US Governors, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lincoln Chafee, US Senate

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Go Local

Rhode Island Pension Reform Showdown

With a September trial date for Rhode Island's pension reform lawsuit looming just months away following failed mediation efforts, GoLocal talked with leaders in the state for their views on what now is the best case -- or worst case -- scenario.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, Retirement, Cranston, RI

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Raimondo unveils plan to help small businesses

The treasurer said she would, if elected, conduct a comprehensive review of all regulations in her first year, speeding up the work the Office of Regulatory Reform has begun.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pawtucket, RI, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Miami Herald

Mediation in Rhode Island pension lawsuits fails

Talks to salvage a proposed settlement designed to end the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul have failed and the original court challenge is moving ahead, both sides of the case said Friday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Go Local

Arthur Schaper: Reforms for the Disabled, and Disabled Reforms

The double-take in Rhode Island is more than whip-lash at this point. From lawmakers stepping down, or stepping out of bounds, to General Assembly tumults, plus the highest unemployment rate in the country, reform is the watch word.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Cranston, RI, Providence, RI

Go Local

Brown Poll: Pot Gaining Support

A new Brown University public opinion survey shows that State Treasurer Gina Raimondo and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras are in a statistical dead heat in the Governor's race.

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Related Topix: Brown University, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Sheldon Whitehouse, Jack Reed, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David Cicilline

Cavalier Daily

Sabato welcomes Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee

Gov. Lincoln Chafee, D-RI, spoke to Politics Prof. Larry Sabato's Introduction to American Politics class Wednesday, addressing political polarization and his career in politics.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US News, George Bush, W., Dick Cheney

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Free Republic

Scheme to neutralize 36 states' votes advances

The National Popular Vote effort, which could see the 14 states with the largest populations decide the presidency, is more than halfway to its goal of legally bypassing the Electoral College established in the Constitution.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lincoln Chafee, US Senate, Republican, US Governors

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Turnto10.com

Digging Deeper: Police union votes to reject pension settlement

Tom Jones is one of the 254 former and current police officers who voted against a proposed settlement that would have ended the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, Coventry, RI

My Mother Lode

Rhode Island to improve jobs for mentally disabled

Residents with mental disabilities would no longer be forced to work long hours doing manual labor for little money and instead would be given the chance at regular employment that pays at least the minimum wage under a settlement announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, Providence, RI

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Go Local

John Hazen White's LOOKOUT: Potholes

Every Rhode Islander rightly hates potholes because every Rhode Islander has banged through so many of them.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Wyoming, RI

The Miami Herald

Confirmation hearings set for Chafee nominees

A state Senate panel is holding confirmation hearings on several nominees to the Rhode Island Commerce Corp. and the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

York Dispatch

Deal voted down in Rhode Island pension overhaul

A proposed settlement that would end the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul, which has been a model for other states looking to rein in runaway pension costs, was rejected by one of the groups voting on it, officials announced Monday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

Turnto10.com

Settlement fails in Rhode Island pension overhaul

A proposed settlement that would have ended the legal fight over Rhode Island's 2011 landmark pension overhaul has been rejected, and a judge has ordered the parties back into mediation.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Washington Times

RI's 5 things: Oversight chairwoman, pension suit

From the naming of a new leader for the legislative committee looking at the 38 Studios debacle to another lawsuit challenging the state's pension overhaul, here are five things to know in Rhode Island: The House Oversight Committee's new chairwoman is promising an aggressive look at the state's involvement in the disastrous 38 Studios loan ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, 38 Studios, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Go Local

National Experts To Participate in Public Policy Debate at URI

The Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity announced Friday that it will conduct a public policy debate on April 26 at the University of Rhode Island Kingston campus.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Turnto10.com

Ballot count begins in proposed pension settlement

Counting began Friday of ballots in the first round of voting on a proposed settlement to resolve the legal challenges to Rhode Island's pension overhaul.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

WLNE-TV Providence

Sakonnet Bridge toll hike delay bill becomes law

Legislation that pushes back the date at which Rhode Island's bridge authority can hike the 10-cent Sakonnet Bridge toll has become law without the governor's signature.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Turnto10.com

New suit filed challenging pension overhaul

A small group of retired state workers and teachers covered under the proposed deal to end the legal wrangling over Rhode Island's pension overhaul filed a new suit Thursday challenging the law and objecting to their inclusion in any class-action settlement.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

Warwickonline.com

Climate change topic of legislation

Close to 50 environmental advocates are expected at the State House this evening to show their support of Representative Art Handy's Resilient Rhode Island Act during its first hearing before the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Weather, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors, Hurricane, Hurricane Sandy

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