URI professors have filed a lawsuit against the state saying the Board of Governors for Higher Education broke the law when they declined to ratify a contract they had already agreed to after Gov. Chafee weighed in on the matter. Profs may win in court, but in order to win in the court of public opinion they will have to make the case that the state isn’t adequately funding the state’s premier university.
Ted Nesi writes an excellent story about West Warwick’s budget problems. What he doesn’t mention is that the state cut some $6.25 million from the struggling city in the last three budget cycles.
The Projo editorial board writes that the socialists electoral victory in Europe “demonstrated that a slim majority of the French (and a larger majority of the Europeans in general) want more public spending and other actions to stimulate the economy and cut unemployment.” We’ll see if they draw the same conclusion about the United States this October.
It’ll be hard for Brendan Doherty to parse himself as a moderate when the uber-conservative U.S. Chamber of Commerce is running ads in Rhode Island on his behalf.
North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment that bans all forms of same sex legal relationship rights. Congrats, Tar Heel state, your intolerance is unmatched.
And in Indiana, Richard Mourdock, a Tea Party candidate who beat longtime Senate moderate Richard Lugar in a primary yesterday, said he doesn’t believe in bipartisanship.
Conservative Rep. Jon Brien says he’ll support a supplemental tax increase for Woonsocket.