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Lancia ends congressional campaign, clearing path for Fung to be GOP nominee in R.I.’s 2nd District

Lancia’s announcement comes in the same week that a Boston Globe/Suffolk University poll showed Fung leading each of the potential Democratic nominees in the race

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R.I. sets ambitious target for 100% renewable energy

Legislation signed by Governor McKee accelerates plans for the electric grid to operate with 100 percent renewable energy, so the goal is achieved in 2033

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Rhode Island political news: June 2022

Regular updates about Rhode Island politics and political leaders.


McKee plans to sign order protecting health care workers who provide abortion services to out-of-state residents

The news comes as advocates have called on lawmakers to pass the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act, which would allow Medicaid to cover abortion services.


R.I. Senate Majority Leader McCaffrey won’t seek re-election to Senate

The Warwick Democrat has served in the Senate since 1994 and was seen as a potential successor to Senate President Ruggerio.


As McKee signs budget, abortion advocates protest that more protections should have been added

While Speaker Shekarchi has said he’s having conversations about a special session, Senate President Ruggerio said he doesn’t see a reason to reconvene, but that could change


Our exclusive new poll on Rhode Island is live

Who is winning the Democratic primary for governor? How does former Cranston mayor Allan Fung match up against the Democrats running in the 2nd Congressional District? Should President Joe Biden run for reelection? Here's what Rhode Islanders have to say about it all.


Gorbea leads McKee, Foulkes surges in R.I. governor’s race, Boston Globe/Suffolk poll shows

“Now it’s not a two-person race – it’s a three-person race,” Suffolk University pollster David Paleologos says.