Tough morning for Gina Raimondo in the ProjoDecember 13th, 2012 at 10:39 am by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
The Providence Journal ran two big stories above the fold Thursday that have to be causing Treasurer Gina Raimondo’s staff members some heartburn this morning.
The first is “Texas billionaire gave to advocacy group” by investigative reporter Mike Stanton, who adds more detail to The Wall Street Journal’s revelation and my follow-up post on Tuesday about the Texas billionaire tied to Engage Rhode Island.
The second is “Raimondo says travel part of treasurer’s job” by State House bureau chief Katherine Gregg, which reports Raimondo has spent 53 days out of state since taking office and suggests she’s being less transparent about her travels than her predecessor.
Also on the pension beat, today is a big day for the city of Providence – the police union will vote this afternoon on whether to accept the pension settlement with Mayor Taveras, a key test of his decision to negotiate a deal.