Category Archives: Political News

Gov. Raimondo Names New State Police Chief

Gov. Raimondo Names New State Police Chief

(Providence)  Governor Gina Raimondo is naming Narragansett Town Manager and retired State Police Major James Manni as her nominee to become State Police Supt and Director of Public Safety.   Manni retired from the State Police in 2015 becoming the Town Manager of Narragansett in 2016. He also co-chaired the Governor’s Gun Safety Working Group…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

ACLU: Judge sides with Rep Morgan regarding Google money request

ACLU: Judge sides with Rep Morgan regarding Google money request

By WPRO News and The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union says a judge has ordered the attorney general to waive thousands of dollars in fees for documents related to how the state is spending $50 million forfeited by Google. Republican state Rep. Patricia Morgan filed a public records request.…MORE

FBI chief says ‘usual process’ followed in Kavanaugh probe

FBI chief says ‘usual process’ followed in Kavanaugh probe

By ERIC TUCKER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray said Wednesday that the FBI’s background investigation of new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was limited in scope but that the “usual process” was followed. Wray’s comments at a Senate committee hearing on national security threats were his first public statements about…MORE

House GOP ousts Morgan as leader

House GOP ousts Morgan as leader

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News Following her endorsement of independent candidate Joe Trillo for governor, the House Republican caucus voted to immediately remove Representative Patricia Morgan as its leader. Morgan, who ran an unsuccessful bid for governor, will remain a member of the caucus until her term ends this year, and the Minority Leader position…MORE

Patricia Morgan endorses Joe Trillo for Governor

Patricia Morgan endorses Joe Trillo for Governor

Trillo also announced that if elected, he’ll take advantage of resources offered by Ken Block to examine the TDI system, John Robitaille’s expertise on business, and hire Arlene Violet to serve as Inspector General.MORE

Brett Kavanaugh will not return to teach at Harvard Law

Brett Kavanaugh will not return to teach at Harvard Law

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – Harvard Law School has announced that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will not return to teach in January. The announcement was made in an email from administrators to law students on Monday. The email said “Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January…MORE

Mayor, senator join call for Flake to reject Kavanaugh

Mayor, senator join call for Flake to reject Kavanaugh

BOSTON (AP) – Mayor Marty Walsh and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey joined several hundred people on Boston City Hall Plaza in advance of Sen. Jeff Flake’s scheduled visit to the city. Monday’s crowd, which included abortion rights activists and women who said they are survivors of sexual abuse, said they were calling on the Arizona…MORE

Flanders: Whitehouse questioning of Kavanaugh was “juvenile”

Flanders: Whitehouse questioning of Kavanaugh was “juvenile”

  By WPRO News During Thursday hearings on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse asked Kavanaugh about some of the phrases written in his high school yearbook. Kavanaugh told him those phrases related to “flatulence” and vomiting, which elicited some laughter from those in the room. On Friday,…MORE

GOP advances Kavanaugh after Flake calls for FBI probe

GOP advances Kavanaugh after Flake calls for FBI probe

By LISA MASCARO, ALAN FRAM and MARY CLARE JALONICK, the Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After a flurry of last-minute negotiations, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court Friday after agreeing to a late call from Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona for a one week investigation into sexual assault…MORE

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