PROVIDENCE â€” With the Democratic primary race for governor looking increasingly like a run to the left, candidate Angel Taveras came out of the gate Thursday with a plan to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2018.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” When Central Falls Mayor James Diossa took the helm of the stateâ€™s smallest city in December 2012, he was only 27, and one of his campaign promises was to engage the cityâ€™s youngest residents and give them an opportunity to be part of his plan to improve the cityâ€™s image and help him lead it out of bankruptcy.
On Thursday, Diossa made good on that promise when he swore in five Central Falls High School students to the cityâ€™s first Mayorâ€™s Youth Council.
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Editor's note: Jim Baron's column, Politics As Usual, appears on Mondays in The Times. The column below was first published in The Times on Jan. 20, 2014.
Ever since Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced last September that he would not seek another term at the Statehouse, reporters have been nagging him to say what he thinks his legacy should be or what he would like it to be.
I think we got that answer last week, with Chafeeâ€™s final State of the State address.