Wednesday, February 13, 2013
[REACT] The State of the Union address was last night – What did you think of it? Comment now!
Last night – Tuesday, Feb. 12 – marked the 2013 State of the Union, given by President Barack Obama shortly after 9 p.m. EST. Of course, for the “just the facts, ma’am” version, you should go to America’s most trusted news source – Wikipedia. Or, depending on your political persuasion, there is CNN, FOX and NBC. Did you watch the State of the Union address? What did you think? React in the comments section below! Following the address, the Rhode Island Congressional delegation released these statements: JIM LANGEVIN Congressman Jim Langevin (RI-02), who spearheaded an effort to give people affected by gun violence a voice at the State of the Union, applauded the President’s strong stance on strengthening gun laws in his reaction to tonight…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Some say the Denver debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama could change the campaigns.
The much-anticipated debate between Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama will air tonight and pundits on both sides of the political aisle have spent the last few days breathlessly pontificating on how the debate can reshape the campaigns. For the local schedule and guide to the presidental debate, click here Some say Romney is seeking to downplay his performance in the debate and its outcome in an attempt to lower expectations of the GOP candidate’s face-off with President Obama. Doing so means that if Romney does better than expected, it increases his chances of being declared the winner. Romney supporters are hoping the debate will help reshape and reboot his campaign, which has taken numerous hits in recent weeks for …
Watch tonight's presidential debate online and on TV. As you watch, stop back share your thoughts with the community!
The first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled for tonight at 9 p.m. Topic: Domestic policy Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Location: Denver, Colorado Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney Moderator: Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor of the PBS NewsHour TV Channels – C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC among others. Watch it online: YouTube's Election Hub The next debate is scheduled for Oct. 11.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The following release was provided by the James L. Maher Center
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The James L. Maher Center hosted a tour by Governor Lincoln Chafee Tuesday. The visit was a chance for him and his staff to see for themselves the services that employees of the agency provide both for, and with, individuals with developmental disabilities during these very difficult economic times. Governor Chafee had the opportunity to view first-hand how the Maher Center’s many business ventures allow program participants to earn a paycheck, become taxpayers and feel an enormous sense of personal worth. “Everywhere that Governor Chafee explored, he expressed an appreciation for what the Maher Center is doing, expressed his support for our efforts to continue what we do, and commended us on the good work we do,” said Executive Director…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Rep. Reilly said he has declined a 3.2 pay increase which was given to legislators July 1
Representative Daniel P. Reilly (R-Dist. 72 Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport) has declined a 3.2 percent pay increase that was given to all state legislators at the beginning of this current fiscal year. “I’m happy that many of my colleagues have also chosen to give up their raises, but I think that we need to do more,” said Reilly. He said that includes looking at the legislative budget as a whole, including health benefits and legislative grants, which he said do not face oversight and are not voted on by the General Assembly. Reilly said he also does not accept the state-funded health insurance plan. Effective July 1, state legislators were given a 3.2 percent pay increase pursuant to an amendment to the state constitution that took …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Middletown resident Linda Finn, owner of Linda Finn Garden Design, is running for a seat in the House of Representatives to represent District 72 (Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth)
Friday, July 13, 2012
Patch sat down with Middletown resident Linda Dill Finn, who is running against incumbent republican Daniel Reilly to represent District 72 in the House of Representatives. Finn, a first-time candidate, describes herself as a progressive, socially-liberal democrat. "A lot of people just need a chance," said Finn. We put together this snapshot reference of her background and key issues to introduce you to the candidate. General Background Finn describes her background: I am from two very different families. My Mom's side of the family immigrated from Italy. My grandmother was the Secretary of the Union at United Rubber in Bristol. They both were very hard working with strong family ties. They loved the beach and outdoors and my siblings …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The incumbent State Senator has announced he will run for a third term. He plans to knock on as many doors as he can within his constituency. Use this cheat-sheet to prepare your questions!
Senator Louis "Lou" DiPalma (Democrat - District 12, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Tiverton) announced that he will run for a third term as State Senator. “Hopefully the voters will see fit to vote me in again,” said the Senator. DiPalma hopes to knock on every door within his constituency to talk to the voters during his campaign. Patch wants you to be prepared! Below is a cheat-sheet on Dipalma's background, recent legislation and priorities for next term. Whether you vote on strictly the issues or believe that good people make good government, we want you to be able to ask the questions that matter the most to you as a voter. General Background: Family Life: Political Background: DiPalma said his greatest accomplishments …