Category Archives: Politics

Senate confirms Raimondo as Biden commerce secretary

Senate confirms Raimondo as Biden commerce secretary

The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to confirm Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to serve as President Joe Biden’s commerce secretary and help guide the economy’s recovery during and after the coronavirus pandemic. MORE

Rhode Island voters to weigh in on state bond questions

Rhode Island voters to weigh in on state bond questions

Rhode Island voters are heading to the polls on Tuesday, but instead of voting for candidates for state office, citizens are being asked to weigh in on seven bond measures for about $400 million in proposed state spending. MORE

Fight over witnesses could delay Trump trial conclusion

Fight over witnesses could delay Trump trial conclusion

The last-minute fight over witnesses followed Friday night revelations from a Republican House lawmaker about a heated phone call on the day of the riot between Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that Democrats say establishes Trump’s indifference to the violence.MORE

GOP calls for ethics investigation into state official

GOP calls for ethics investigation into state official

The Rhode Island Republican Party filed a complaint with the state Ethics Commission on Thursday calling for an investigation into Department of Administration Director Brett Smiley’s alleged solicitation of donations from state vendors for an expected run for mayor of Providence.MORE

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