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Election 2018 news.

Trillo promises “relief and transparency” on pensions if elected

Trillo promises “relief and transparency” on pensions if elected

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News Independent candidate for governor Joe Trillo said if he’s elected, his first order of business would be signing an executive order to “begin to reverse and investigate the damaging effects” of Governor Gina Raimondo’s 2011 pension reform. Trillo acknowledged supporting then-treasurer Raimondo’s reform, but said he did so because lawmakers…MORE

Candidate charged with stealing opponent’s campaign signs

Candidate charged with stealing opponent’s campaign signs

WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) – A Republican state senate candidate who police say stole campaign signs from his Democratic opponent has pleaded not guilty. Forty-three-year-old Scott Copley pleaded not guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor larceny. West Greenwich police arrested Copley in September after Sen. Leonidas Raptakis discovered his campaign signs were missing from a gas station.…MORE

Trillo: Rhode Island police and prisons are not cooperating with ICE

Trillo: Rhode Island police and prisons are not cooperating with ICE

Rhode Island correctional authorities are deliberately thwarting efforts by federal immigration agents to take into custody, criminal undocumented immigrations being released from state prisons or police custody, independent candidate for governor Joe Trillo charged ThursdayMORE

Groups unite to defeat RI House Speaker’s election campaign

Groups unite to defeat RI House Speaker’s election campaign

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Two traditionally Democratic-aligned groups have joined forces to defeat Rhode Island’s Democratic House Speaker as he runs for state representative against a Republican opponent. The Public’s Radio reports the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence and the state chapter of the National Organization for Women announced their alliance to defeat House…MORE

Fung lays out plans for DCYF reforms, criticizes Raimondo

Fung lays out plans for DCYF reforms, criticizes Raimondo

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News Mayor Allan Fung stood in front of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families on Tuesday, accusing Governor Gina Raimondo of “gross mismanagement” and laying out changes he’d make as governor. Fung largely took issue with Raimondo hiring Jamia McDonald, who he said did not have the degree…MORE

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