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Editorial: Vote Yes on Question 2

The Providence Journal

It is clear that the public’s interest in clean and ethical government will be served by the reinstatement of Ethics Commission oversight of legislators...



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Ethics Vote Sends Message about RI

The Providence Journal

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Voters to Consider Restoring Ethics Commission Authority Over Lawmakers

WPRI-12

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Ethics Commission jurisdiction change is a long time coming

The South County Independent

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Alan Hassenfeld: Vote to improve R.I. ethics

The Providence Journal

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For ethics, vote ‘yes' on 2

The Valley Breeze

This year, Rhode Island can turn a corner on ethics. For the better part of a decade, good government groups like Common Cause have toiled at the Statehouse to pass legislation that would give the Ethics Commission jurisdiction over members of the General Assembly...

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Yes on Question 2

Cranston Herald

Those who hold public office should rightfully be held to a higher standard...

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Ethics Issue is in Voters Hands

The Newport Daily News

Question 2 on the ballot will ask voters statewide if the Rhode Island Constitution should be amended to restore the Ethics Commission's jurisdiction over the General Assembly...

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Approve RI Question #2

East Bay RI

When it comes to overseeing the ethics of its General Assembly, Rhode Island is unique — and not in a good way...

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10/24: Question 2 consideration on State of Mind

Dan Yorke State of Mind

John Marion, Executive Director of Common Cause Rhode Island, joined Dan Yorke State of Mind to advocate for Rhode Islanders to vote yes on ballot question #2...

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James C. Sheehan: Fighting corruption in R.I.

The Providence Journal

The people of Rhode Island have a unique opportunity this election season. In addition to casting your vote for president and various other public offices, you will be asked whether to amend our state constitution to definitively give the Ethics Commission jurisdiction over the Rhode Island General Assembly...

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Take stand for ethics: vote yes on Question 2

The Westerly Sun

The people of the State of Rhode Island have a unique opportunity this election season...

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Guest MINDSETTER™ Sen. Sheehan: Vote Yes on Question 2

Go Local Prov

The people of the State of Rhode Island have a unique opportunity this election season...

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Yes on Question 2

Warwick Beacon

In just a few short weeks, Rhode Islanders will have the opportunity to take a principled stand on ethics reform...

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Independent View: Give the Ethics Commission back its teeth

The Independent

The names of these and other disgraced former Rhode Island state lawmakers have become symbols of the greed and dishonesty that have too often plagued the General Assembly and dominated headlines...

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Business Lunch: Empowering the RI State Ethics Commission

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OPINION: Give the RI Ethics Commission back its teeth

Narragansett Times

An empowered Ethics Commission is a matter of good government, of doing what's right and making sure our elected officials represent Rhode Islanders openly and honestly...

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Tomasso urges residents to vote Yes on 2

Coventry Courier

These are simply steps that must be taken to ensure that the business of the state is done openly...

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Guest commentary: Restore ethics at Statehouse, vote yes on Question 2

The Westerly Sun

The people of the state of Rhode Island have a unique opportunity this election season. In addition to casting your vote for president and various other public offices, you will be asked whether to amend our state constitution to definitively give the Ethics Commission jurisdiction over the Rhode Island General Assembly...

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WATCH: Question 2 would give RI Ethics Commission authority to investigate lawmakers

NBC 10

Rhode Island voters will be asked Nov. 8 if they want to give the state Ethics Commission the power to investigate legislators...

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ARLENE VIOLET - Add ethics oversight; Approve Question 2

The Valley Breeze

Rhode Island citizens have something which they rarely get, namely, a second chance...

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Rhody Votes '16: Ballot Question 2, Restoring General Assembly Oversight To The Ethics Commission

RI NPR

Rhode Island Public Radio’s political analyst Scott MacKay joins Chuck Hinman to provide the background to help understand the significance of this ballot question...

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John Marion joins WPRO's Gene Valicenti


John Marion, executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island, joined Gene Valicenti to discuss the importance of Question 2.

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This year's ballot questions give voters a chance to reshape the state's political and economic landscape

PBN

The seven statewide referendum questions before Rhode Island voters this year are a snapshot of economic and social requests...

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Editorial: Supporting Question 2 is key for RI

South County Independent

On Nov. 8, voters will have the chance to improve ethics oversight of the General Assembly. Question 2 asks voters to restore state Ethics Commission jurisdiction over members of the General Assembly...

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2016 Ballot Questions

Newport This Week

Newporters will find seven statewide questions on the ballot when they head to the polls on Nov. 8...

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Education Bond Could Benefit City's North End

Newport This Week

Election Day 2016 will task Rhode Island voters with deciding seven statewide ballot questions in addition to the array of candidates seeking public offices. Five of those questions involve bond issues totaling $227.5 million in new state borrowing...

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RI voters to decide if lawmakers should face ethics scrutiny

Turn To 10

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island voters will decide in November whether to give an ethics commission power to investigate lawmakers for alleged conflicts of interest and sanction them when they act improperly...

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TGIF: 22 Things To Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media

RI NPR

October beckons, with playoff baseball, autumnal beauty, and the run-up to the deciding of legislative races...

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Ted Nesi’s Saturday Morning Post: Oct. 1

WPRI

Gina Raimondo made three big moves on pensions during her initial year as treasurer...

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Good Government Group, ACLU Differ Over Ethics Commission Ballot Measure

RI NPR

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is opposing a move to increase ethics oversight at the state legislature. A ballot measure would restore some powers to the state Ethics Commission...

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Advocates: 78% in RI back ballot question to empower Ethics Commission

WPRI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Supporters of restoring the R.I. Ethics Commission’s original authority over General Assembly members have the wind at their backs heading into the fall, based on a survey they commissioned that shows overwhelming support for the move...

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Approval of Question 2 would restore ethics panel oversight of R.I. Assembly

Providence Journal

Question 2 asks voters to restore the state Ethics Commission’s jurisdiction over General Assembly members...

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Five questions for John Marion

Providence Business News

Ethics reform will make it to statewide voters in November, years after legislators were removed from Ethics Commission review. Why this year? ...

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Edward Fitzpatrick: 8 years later, RI's 'sorry parade' continues

Providence Journal

WARWICK — Eight years ago, I got this column rolling by taking a bike ride with Robert Clark Corrente, talking to him about public corruption as his tenure as the state’s top federal prosecutor was nearing an end...

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Editorial: Support RI ethics reform in November

Independent

On June 16, the General Assembly finally acted to restore Ethics Commission jurisdiction over lawmakers...

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Fitz's Hits: Restore state Ethics Commission power; appoint members to North Providence ethics panel

Providence Journal

The Coalition for Ethics Reform formed last week to push for a state constitutional amendment that would restore full Ethics Commission jurisdiction over state legislators...

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Ethical challenges need oversight if R.I. is to improve reputation

Providence Business News

Last week Providence Business News spoke with House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, and a major theme of the question-and-answer cover story involved how the speaker was planning on dealing with the legislature's reputation for having ethically challenged members...

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Edward Fitzpatrick: 'I thought I would die without seeing this day'

Providence Journal

General Assembly will let the voters decide whether to restore Ethics Commission oversight of legislators...

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H. Philip West Jr.: To cut corruption, pass Question 2

Providence Journal

Since colonial times, scandals have made Rhode Island the butt of national jokes. Republicans controlled the General Assembly from the 1850s until the “Bloodless Revolution” of 1935...

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Leaders finally back ethics

Providence Journal

It took far too long - seven years...

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Passage of ethics reform great news for R.I.

Providence Journal

Nine days ago, the General Assembly finally passed leislation to give the Ethics Commission jusrisdiction over the 113 members of the Rhode Island House and Senate...

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For ethics reform. For our future.