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Ethics, shmethics; bottom-feeding in Florida; Roomful of news

In one of the most appalling abuses of power P&J have seen at Halitosis Hall, Speaker of the House Gordon "38 Studios" Fox recently cashiered Representative Patrick O'Neill from his position on the House Judiciary Committee because he had the gall t
St. Patrick?
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 22, 2013
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How much do lobbyists pay to get their way?

In 2008, corporations spent more than $3 million to hire lobbyists to protect their interests at the Rhode Island State House.
Special interests are big spenders at the State House
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  March 18, 2009

Advocates renew push for publicly-financed RI elections

During a news conference Tuesday afternoon in the State House rotunda, proponents of significantly expanding publicly financed elections in Rhode Island — a concept they call "Fair Elections" — cited a litany of reasons for why it would be good for the
Talking Politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 04, 2009

Capital cash

A well-connected Rhode Island couple has donated $100,000 for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Weiners donate $100K for Obama's inauguration
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  January 07, 2009