Category Archives: Politics

House OKs $9.5B budget, approves sports betting

House OKs $9.5B budget, approves sports betting

  PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island House of Representatives on Friday approved a $9.6 billion budget proposal that includes a plan to implement sports betting at two casinos in the state. The House voted 66-7 for the budget, which also asks voters to authorize $250 million in bonds for school construction and includes…MORE

Gubernatorial rent controversy turns ‘racial’

Gubernatorial rent controversy turns ‘racial’

GOP Challenger Patricia Morgan yesterday made comments that some are calling racist when she told WPRO’s Dan Yorke that Fung was digging for an excuse for his rent-free scandal so much he’d soon “be in China.”MORE

Students protest to support Safe Schools Act

Students protest to support Safe Schools Act

  By Tessa Roy, WPRO News As Wednesday’s House session began, a group of students wearing black t shirts with red targets on the backs stood in the House Gallery with their hands behind their heads. The students, with the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, protested to support action on the Safe Schools Act.…MORE

PODCAST: A stolen endorsement?

PODCAST: A stolen endorsement?

Democratic candidate for Governor Matt Brown tells WPRO’s Tara Granahan that “it’s no coincidence” that Governor Gina Raimondo went after the endorsement of his “mentor” and friend, Congressman John Lewis.MORE

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