Gordon Fox Wins, Says He Will Move Back Left

House Speaker Gordon Fox held onto his State House seat and promised to move back to the left during the next legislative session. He balked a little when I asked him if we’d see a more progressive speaker, but he did say he would be a more liberal legislator. I think he also said he’d consider supporting the tax equity proposal – or at least he didn’t rule it out like he did last session.

Watch the video for yourself:

Also, the landscape shifted dramatically in the Senate for marriage equality and it seems like it might pass that chamber next session too … stay tuned…

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Bob Plain is the editor/publisher of Rhode Island's Future. Previously, he's worked as a reporter for several different news organizations both in Rhode Island and across the country.

3 responses to “Gordon Fox Wins, Says He Will Move Back Left”

  1. cailin rua

    My hope is that Fox will move back right and move forward left.  We’ll see.

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  2. Frymaster

    1 – State bank
    2 – Re-missioning RIEDC to focus on existing/local/community NO MORE BUFFALO HUNTING
    3 – Small state procurement set-asides for local suppliers, especially foods
    4 – Alternative energy feed-in tariff
    5 – Mandatory composting for commercial groups, especially food service
    6 – Oh, yeah, that marriage equality thing

    Let’s see how we do with a list like this, Mr. Speaker. The legitimacy of your word is _severely_ damaged in-district. Two years is not a long time… 

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  3. cailin rua

    “5 – Mandatory composting for commercial groups, especially food service”

    How about taxes on packaging proportionate to how difficult it is to process and dispose of the kind of packaging taxed?  Why should taxpayers be providing landfill space and subsidizing companies that design packaging to prevent shoplifting, design elaborate packaging for advertising purposes, design packaging to make shipping from far off places in a global economy that eats up local competition, etc.?

    To those who say companies that are taxed this way will just pass the costs on to consumers, I say, good!  It would put pressure on those companies to rethink their practices.  If such a tax were applied equally it would create competition to keep costs down. 

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