First Brendan Doherty supported Paul Ryan’s draconian budget proposal; then he didn’t. First he wanted to foist anti-organized labor laws on Rhode Island; but he changed his mind on that one too. The Bush tax cuts? He changed his mind on that one during a single interview, so who knows what he’ll think by the end of the campaign. Really, there is only one thing we know for certain about his positions, and Ted Nesi nails it down in a piece about how Paul Ryan will change the CD1 race: “Doherty is about as close to a policy blank slate as you can get.”
This headline from the dept. of no duh: Pension vote key to unions’ support
But the Projo’s Randy Edgar throws in a very interesting graph down near the end of his story: “Meanwhile, state General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, the chief architect of last year’s pension overhaul, also plans to weigh in with “financial support” and “information for campaign material” for Assembly members who voted for the pension bill, a spokeswoman said last week.”
RIPR’s Kristen Gourlay reports on an interesting new compensation structure between Blue Cross and some RI hospitals: “The new arrangement moves away from paying the hospitals based on the volume of care it provides – like the number of procedures – toward paying them for better outcomes for patients.”
Speaking of health, did you know junk food subsidies costs Rhode Island taxpayers millions each year? Small government activists, we’re waiting to hear from you on this one … Or does government not need to be shrunk so much when its largess is going to corporate America?
Fellow kayakers, here’s a new map of some of the best waterways in the Ocean State to paddle. And here’s the existing one folks who like to get out on Narragansett Bay use. Me, if I can swing it, I’m going to pay Dyer Island a visit this weekend. And it seems like Tim Faulkner, over at EcoRI, recently paid a visit to Prudence Island.
Today in 1935, President Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, one of the many ways America governed itself out of the Great Depression.
True that, Projo!