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VOTING WILL begin in Rhode Island for the 2018 primary election on Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

Primary election to be held Wednesday

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island primary election will draw statewide voters to the polls on Wednesday for the first time in four years.The state...
NEW ECONOMY: Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Giovanni Feroce, former CEO of Alex and Ani LLC, wants to design a new economy for the state, which he sees as a hub for blockchain, an emerging technology he says will replace the internet. 
/ PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN on WJAR-TV, Sept. 4, 2018

Self-described visionary Giovanni Feroce wants to disrupt how R.I. does business. Will voters follow?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC...
MINORITY VIEW: House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan has made a name for herself in the often-thankless role of political thorn in the sides of House Democratic leadership. This year the West Warwick Republican is hoping to raise her profile beyond Statehouse politics, taking on two challengers in the GOP gubernatorial primary.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Aug. 27, 2018

Can a former teacher-turned-House-minority firebrand capture the attention of voters in GOP primary?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s...
ACCORDING TO A July poll from Roger Williams University and WPRI-TV CBS 12, the race for governor remains a dead heat between Democratic Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Republican Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung. All told, there seem to be six major candidates for the state's top elected office. / PBN FILE PHOTOS/MICHAEL SALERNO AND RUPERT WHITELEY

Even though there is a long way to go, who do...

Roughly one month from Rhode Island’s primary election, a poll taken by Roger Williams University and WPRI-TV CBS 12 says that the governor’s race...
IMPROVED STATE: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said she’s running on a record of creating jobs, investing in education and rebuilding schools, bridges and roads. “Rhode Islanders are better off than when we started. More people are working. People are making more money.”
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Aug. 6, 2018

Gov. Raimondo sees a growing state economy to be proud of. But is that the story from her first term voters will care the...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO expects to raise and spend millions of dollars more than her opponents in the gubernatorial race. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo has significant fundraising lead in primary campaign finance filing

PROVIDENCE – Candidates for the Rhode Island gubernatorial race filed their 50-day before the primary reports Tuesday that include estimated campaign receipts and expenditures.Gov....

DGA donates $1M to Raimondo-friendly PAC

PROVIDENCE – The Democratic Governors Association has donated $1 million to the Alliance for a Better Rhode Island, an independent expenditure political action committee...
A DIFFERING VIEW OF GOVERNORSHIP: Matt Brown, a candidate for governor who will oppose Gina Raimondo on the Democratic ballot, does not belief that many of the governor's economic incentives are effective or good public policy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, July 16, 2018

Matt Brown wants R.I.’s governor to focus less on business interests and more on struggling Rhode Islanders. Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears...
THE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION has contributed $1 million to a political action committee that is supporting Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's re-election bid. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

DGA donates $1M to Raimondo-friendly PAC

PROVIDENCE – The Democratic Governors Association has donated $1 million to the Alliance for a Better Rhode Island, a Independent Expenditure Political Action Committee...
THE U..S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION has fined Oaktree Capital Management for violating "pay-to-play" rules regarding campaign contributions to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo during her 2014 run for office. Her office said that the contribution was flagged and returned at the time. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Money manager for state pension settles SEC complaint for violating ‘pay-to-play’...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is cited indirectly in a federal complaint against an investment advisory firm that handled state pension money when...
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