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Are proposed changes to Rhode Island’s state and congressional district maps...

Rhode Island’s Special Commission on Reapportionment on Jan. 12 approved new redistricting maps that would keep all 113 incumbent legislators in their existing districts. The...

R.I. redistricting commission keeps 113 incumbent legislators in their existing districts

PRROVIDENCE - Rhode Island's Special Commission on Reapportionment has approved its redistricting maps, keeping all 113 incumbent legislators in their existing districts. The state's political...
JOHN MARION, executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island, says the state's legislative redistricting process is flawed and open to abuse and needs to be changed. Pictured is the R.I. Statehouse. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Does public need more input in R.I.’s redistricting process?

The process that shifts the political landscape every 10 years with the redrawing of legislative district boundaries should include inviting more public input through...

Helena B. Foulkes announces run for governor

PROVIDENCE - Former CVS Health Corp. executive Helena B. Foulkes, a Democrat, has announced her candidacy in Rhode Island's 2022 gubernatorial election. In a video...

Zurier wins five-way Providence primary special election for state Senate seat

PROVIDENCE – Former city councilman Samuel D. Zurier came out on top in the five-way special Democratic primary election to represent the East Side...

Matt Brown announces candidacy for governor in 2022

PROVIDENCE – Progressive Democrat Matt Brown announced his candidacy in the 2022 gubernatorial election in a new campaign video released Wednesday. In it, Brown says...

State ethics commission fines Smiley, launches investigation of Silva

PROVIDENCE – One former state adviser will be fined for campaign finance violations while an ethics investigation of another top state aide mired in...

Elorza: There was ‘a path’; but he drops plan to run...

PROVIDENCE – The leader of the capital city who was widely believed to be among those entering the 2022 gubernatorial race will not be...

Magaziner announces bid for governor

PROVIDENCE – R.I. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner declared his candidacy for governor Tuesday. The Democrat has been serving as general treasurer of the state since...

Coalition presses for transparency in R.I. redistricting

PROVIDENCE (AP) – A coalition of civil rights and community groups is calling for a “fair and transparent” process as Rhode Island sets out...

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