Category Archives: Politics

Ethics panel finds probable cause East Greenwich Town Manager Corrigan violated laws

Ethics panel finds probable cause East Greenwich Town Manager Corrigan violated laws

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Rhode Island Ethics Commission has found probable cause to believe that East Greenwich’s town manager violated state ethics law by failing to disclose more than $200,000 paid in 2016 to a firm she owns in her capacity as manager for a fire district. An East Greenwich resident in April filed…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

Gov. Baker: Fall River Mayor Correia should step aside during probe

Gov. Baker: Fall River Mayor Correia should step aside during probe

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is calling on the mayor of Fall River to step aside after he was charged with using investments in a company he formed as his “own personal ATM” to enjoy casinos, adult entertainment, buy a Mercedes, and pay student loan debt.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

Warren DNA analysis points to Native American heritage

Warren DNA analysis points to Native American heritage

The analysis on the Massachusetts Democrat was done by Stanford University professor Carlos D. Bustamante. He concluded Warren’s ancestry is mostly European but says “the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor.”MORE

The Hummel Report – Second Chance?

The Hummel Report – Second Chance?

A former state senator who spent two years in federal prison on bank fraud charges has been working on behalf of the state judiciary over the past year as a bail commissioner, with a fee often paid in cash and no accounting from the courts. While the District Court Chief Judge who appointed him defends her decision, a Hummel Report investigation has brought a swift reaction from the communities where he has been serving and the colonel of The Rhode Island State Police.​MORE

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