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As a candidate, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s opposition to the pending $75 million 38 Studios deal was both a pillar of his platform and symbol of his governing philosophy of fundamentals over special deals and big projects. Looking back on four years in office, Chafee’s warnings about 38 Studios proved correct, but that didn’t prevent the company’s collapse from casting a shadow over much of his term. Even if many of his priorities never made it through the legislature, Chafee argues that history will look back favorably on his record, which includes a pension overhaul, budget stability and no scandals. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranks fourth in national commercial vehicle safety and enforcement, according to a study released by American Transportation Research Institute this month. more
BOSTON – Casino companies and their supporters spent nearly $14 million in their successful campaign to defeat a ballot question on repealing the Massachusetts casino law earlier this month, The Associated Press reported. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo, in her role as general treasurer, this month announced that Rhode Island has sold $49,495,000 in certificates of participation. The funds will be used for energy-conservation projects at Rhode Island College and the Pastore Complex in Cranston and for the acquisition of a modern, integrated computer system for the R.I. Division of Taxation. more
PROVIDENCE – State Sen. Donna M. Nesselbush’s work on the same-sex marriage law earned her the Pawtucket Person of the Year award from the Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee. more
U.S. Rep James R. Langevin is accepting applications for interns in his Rhode Island and Washington, DC, offices for the spring semester of 2015. more
Mayor-elect Jorge Elorza has filled three key positions in his administration, naming Tony Simon chief of staff, Brett Smiley chief operating officer and Rep. Grace Diaz senior adviser on community relations. more
Mayor-elect Jorge Elorza on Monday announced that Lisa Ranglin, Victor Capellan and Sally Lapides are the co-chairs of his transition team. more
Alec Beckett, creative partner at Nail Communications Inc., had a nervous election night on Nov. 4. more
With her electoral victory, Gina M. Raimondo will become the first woman as well as the 82nd person to be governor of Rhode Island since the Royal Charter of 1663. But her story stands up to the scrutiny that company demands. more
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