State of the State RI

Guest: Ken Block, political activist/reformer, watchdogri.org/ @KenBlockRI
Hosts: Richard August Time: 30 Minutes
Block takes a close look at municipal contracts for police and fire personnel. He speaks specifically of East Greenwich, Coventry, Providence and Warwick. His investigation has found that the process of negotiating these contracts is secretive and non-transparent; written contracts are often difficult to access and sometime not published for public review; and in a few instances the ratified parts of a contract and the actual contract was different. This is further confounded by the existence of special side deals often unknown to the public. He offers solutions which may require state legislative action.

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State of the State is a public access television show produced in Rhode Island. Its purpose is to promote, in a non-partisan manner, the civic awareness of the general public; to promote greater civic participation and the exercise of political citizenship…


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State of the State is a public access television show produced in Rhode Island. Its purpose is to promote, in a non-partisan manner, the civic awareness of the general public; to promote greater civic participation and the exercise of political citizenship by using the television show as a means to educate and to inform the public.

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