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Gina Raimondo

As Gas Tax Revenues Fall, Infrastructure Crumbles

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Robert Whitcomb

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is focusing on long-term projects that would help most people in the state, rather than "government by deal'' wherein powerful groups seek taxpayer help for their special projects.

Better and Cheaper Medicaid

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Robert Whitcomb

Unsurprisingly, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is getting pushback from interest groups against her goal of "reinventing Medicaid'' - the federal-state program for the poor. The Ocean State's Medicaid costs are America's second-highest per enrollee (Alaska is first) and 60 percent higher than the national average.

California: Still the Golden State

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 05.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Robert Whitcomb

Young people, many fleeing New York's frigid winters, sweltering summers and astronomical rents are pouring into Los Angeles these days, drawn by the Mediterranean climate, cheaper and more spacious housing and a very contemporary species of decentralized creativity.

Another Stadium Scam; Dog-Human Co-Evolution

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Robert Whitcomb

Do we go with baseball-stadium scams or jobs? Let's watch what's happening in Rhode Island. There, Gov. Gina Raimondo is right to focus a lot on job training. You repeatedly hear from business executives that there aren't enough people in the state with adequate literacy and numeracy.

Paul Blumenthal

These Super PACs Spent Big As Elections Neared, But Kept Donors Secret Until Now | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) in his Los Angeles County district saw very little spending from outside group...

Election 2014: Seven Wins for Women

Barbara Lee | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Women were major players in Senate races from New Hampshire to Georgia to Iowa and Kentucky. They were key contenders for governor's seats in at least nine states. They brought their unique perspectives to the political and policy debates from state legislatures to the U.S. Senate.

What Happened Along The Way To 100 Women In Congress

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.06.2014 | Women

Tuesday's midterm elections resulted in multiple wins for female candidates -- there are now 100 women in Congress for the first time ever -- and a ne...

Igor Bobic

How The 2014 Midterm Elections Made History | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Tuesday's midterm elections marked a night of historic firsts. Yes, Republicans resoundingly trounced Democrats, taking control of the Senate, expa...

Allan Fung Loses 2014 Rhode Island Governor Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Cranston Mayor Allan Fung (R) lost to Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo in the state's governor's race Tuesday. Fung and Raimondo were seeking ...

Raimondo Elected As Rhode Island's First Female Governor

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo (D) defeated Cranston Mayor Allan Fung (R) in the state's governor's race Tuesday. Fung and Raimondo were see...

Rhode Island Governor Election Results: Gina Raimondo Defeats Allan Fung

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo (D) defeated Cranston Mayor Allan Fung (R) in the state's governor's race Tuesday. Fung and Raimondo were hop...

'It's Upside Down Politics' In This Major Race

Reuters | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics

By Hilary Russ Nov 3 (Reuters) - In Rhode Island, the next governor could be a Democrat preferred by Wall Street or a Republican favor...

For The First Time In Its History, Rhode Island Poised To Elect Governor Who Isn't A White Man

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Rhode Island has never before elected a governor who wasn't a white man. But in Tuesday's primary, Democrats and Republicans both nominated candidates...

Michelle Kwan Touts Husband's Campaign For Governor

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

Figure skating champion Michelle Kwan appears in a new television ad touting her husband Clay Pell (D) for Rhode Island governor. "One of the reas...

Women, The Glass Cliff, And Defying the Odds

Barbara Lee | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Barbara Lee

The glass cliff is defined as companies tapping women leaders in times of crisis, when the odds are stacked against anyone's success. Marissa Mayer taking the reins at Yahoo is the most recent and high-profile example. The experience isn't specific to women in business, however.

John Celock

RI Pension Bill Passes Key Hurdle | John Celock | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

The bill to reform Rhode Island's public employee pension system passed two legislative committees Thursday night, setting the scene for the full legi...

Public Pension Reform and the "Little Engine That Could"

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Rhode Island's General Treasurer Gina Raimondo's politically courageous efforts to reform her state's broken $14.8 billion public pension system are a high-stakes example of lofty political leadership that deserves accolades.

Accuracy Of Rhode Island Treasurer's Pension Math Challenged

East Providence Patch | Patrick Luce | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

The head of the Rhode Island firefighters' union accused General Treasurer Gina Raimondo of "cooking the books," lying to the General Assembly in an a...

Pension Debate Sparks Statehouse Rallies In Rhode Island

AP | By DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 12.27.2011 | Fifty

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Island's long-simmering pension fight reached a boiling point Wednesday as a business-backed group and public workers voiced...