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NEW: Former Sec. of State Brown to Run for Governor as Democrat

Matt Brown

Former Rhode Island Secretary of State Matt Brown announced on Wednesday morning that he will run for governor and seek the Democratic nomination....

NEW: RI GOP Calls on Speaker to “Give Up Gavel” After BOE Orders Mattiello to Repay $72K to PAC

Speaker Nicholas Mattiello was ordered by the Board of Elections to repay over $72K to a leadership PAC.

The Rhode Island Republican Party is calling on Rhode Island Democratic Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello to "give up the gavel," after the Board...

EXCLUSIVE: Poll Shows Elorza Vulnerable in Re-Election Bid for Providence Mayor

Mayor Jorge Elorza

A new poll conducted among likely Democratic Providence voters shows that despite only one announced opponent, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza faces significant challenges to re-election.

Chafee Says He Is “Very Unlikely” to Run for Governor in 2018

Lincoln Chafee

Former Rhode Island Governor and United States Senator Lincoln Chafee said he is “very unlikely” to run for Governor 2018. 

Horowitz: Earth Day 2018 - Best & Worst of Times

Rob Horowitz

This past Sunday’s Earth Day calls to mind the famous beginning of Charles Dickens' classic French Revolution novel, Tale of Two Cities: ...

Gov. Candidate Brown Runs as Progressive—Took Hundreds of Thousands from RI’s Wealthiest

Matt Brown, looking to run for Governor

When Matt Brown announced that is looking to run for Governor of Rhode Island against Gina Raimondo and the crowded field in 2018, he wrote in...

Our First Ladies are a National Treasure – Sunday Political Brunch—April 22, 2018

Mark Curtis

I was sad to hear of former First Lady Barbara Bush’s passing this week at the age of 92. She was a remarkable woman...

Military Pensions, Hospital Acquisitions & More: This Week at the State House

Representative Bob Lancia introduces a bill to exempt military pensions, a bill scrutinizing hospital acquisitions is introduced and more. This week at the State House....

Side of the Rhode: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not? - April 20, 2018

Every Friday, GoLocalProv breaks down who is rising and who is falling in Rhode Island politics, business, and sports.

Finneran: Trump, Comey, & Willie Nelson

Ah, Willie Nelson..........the wise man of music, America’s philosopher. The finger-pointing circus in Washington is too much to bear. The partisan noise...

RI Reporters and Columnists Covering 2018 Election

It is less than seven months before Election Day and all the candidates may not be announced, but the reporters and columnists who cover the 2018...

Guest MINDSETTER™ Clifford: Trump Must be Impeached, But Not for What You Think

Donald Trump

Trump should be impeached, but not for any reason discussed by corporate media. Read his infamous Tweet slowly.

Horowitz: Comey Goes After Trump Where He is Most Vulnerable

Rob Horowitz

In his new book and in the first of what promises to be a series of interviews that receive saturation-level media coverage, former FBI Director...

2018 Governor’s Race Playbook - Every Monday

The 2018 Governor's race has seen a number of candidates announce -- but the period to formally declare still has weeks to come.

The 2018 Rhode Island Governor’s race is off and running. Every Monday, GoLocal will report on how each of the announced candidates has performed. ...

Trillo Fires Back at Fung “Minions”

Joe Trillo

Independent gubernatorial candidate for Governor Joe Trillo is firing back at Mayor Allan Fung and his “minions,”  claiming that Fung is spreading...

R.W. Alley: Masszilla - the Healthcare Monster on the Loose in RI

Mega-hospital group Partners HealthCare of Boston is seeking to purchase multiple RI Hospitals

R.W. Alley, the award-winning illustrator of Paddington Bear offers his GoLocal weekly political cartoon.

On the Road Again on the Political Trail - The Sunday Political Brunch, April 15

Mark Curtis

I'm on the road this week, including a trip on the nation's capitol. There were some fascinating political developments this week, including...

Side of the Rhode: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not? - April 13, 2018

Every Friday, GoLocalProv breaks down who is rising and who is falling in Rhode Island politics, business, and sports.

Finneran: The Singing Nun

Laundry. Even now, more than a quarter of a century ago, I remember the laundry. The laundry and the singing nun. Truth be told, I...

POLL: Raimondo is the 7th Least Popular Governor in America — 50% Disapprove

Governor Gina Raimondo

New quarterly polling data was released by Morning Consult and the results are not good for RI’s Democratic Governor Gina Raimondo. According to...

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