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.

2 responses to “Six progressive perspectives on Chafee’s State of State speech and budget”

  1. Frymaster

    The education boost should have been $37.9mm. I think RI needs to enact a moratorium on the number 38.

  2. Aaron

    As usual, Governor Chafee gives lip service to public transportation without actually acting to improve it.  He says in the State of the State, “good mass transit will spur economic growth” and wants to put a capital bond on the ballot to enhance and rennovate mass transit hubs.  However, how can RIPTA adequately serve these hubs and other places if the funding of service is not adequate?  If he was really serious about improving mass transit, he would find a way to increase state funding for operations instead of level funding it.  Of course, RIPTA bus riders are supposed to bow down and worship the governor because he took a tour of RIPTA headquarters.

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