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 “Progress Report: Gary Sasse Considers State House Run, Caleb Chafee Grows Up, Teen Pregnancy in Central Falls”

  1. SteelyDale

    Although I do not know Gary Sasse it seems to me that we could do a whole lot worse than someone completely focused on finances. Due to the political culture of kick the ugly rusty can (financial mess) down the road, we need to have someone who can attempt to begin to make the hard choices, who isn’t worried about re-election. BTW my new mantra-RE-ELECT NOBODY.

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  2. DogDiesel

    “they cut the state workforce at the expense of the state’s pension obligation”
    What does that mean? Does it mean that the pension system is in trouble because of a workforce cut?
    “That said, we are talking about an 18-year-old having a party. This isn’t a scandal, it’s called growing up.”
    Not that simple Bob. Previous encounter with the police over alcohol? Alcohol poisoning? Dangerously not providing medical aid? Staffer on the premises? If it was that simple, I’d be the first to agree. Some kids are risk takers. This one appears to be a coward.

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  3. simon846

    One of the worst policy moves of the Sasse/Carcieri administration was the cut to child care subsidies that had been a cornerstone of a Welfare to Work strategy recognized around the country as innovative and a critical part of an early childhood policy.  The $40 million they cut made the kind of economic development decisions possible that now make us look really stupid. We will continue to suffer for this administrations decisions because of some of the awful people Carcieri appointed as Commissioner of Education and to our Supreme Court. Sometimes I think Carcieri will get the last laugh on pension suits if negotiations fail and courts get to decide.

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