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Scott MacKay's Commentary on the topics you care about in RI & MA

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Scott MacKay's Commentary on the topics you care about in RI & MA

    Commentary: Beware Claims That State Spending Is Easy To Cut

    Commentary: Beware Claims That State Spending Is Easy To Cut

    Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s $10 billion state budget plan for next year has received a rocky reception at the General Assembly. The Public’s Radio political analyst Scott MacKay punctures some of the state's taxing and spending myths in this week’s commentary.

    • 3 min
    Commentary: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

    Commentary: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

    On the day we celebrate the life of civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., The Public’s Radio political analyst Scott MacKay says the best way to honor King’s legacy would be to embrace his commitment to a just society.

    • 4 min
    Commentary: Time For RI's General Assembly To Raise Minimum Wage

    Commentary: Time For RI's General Assembly To Raise Minimum Wage

    The 2020 Rhode Island General Assembly session kicks off on Tuesday. The Public’s Radio political analyst Scott Mackay says this would be a good year to make life better for working people.

    • 3 min
    Commentary: Firefighters Need Better EMS Training

    Commentary: Firefighters Need Better EMS Training

    Rhode Island firefighters are fighting back against a report from The Public's Radio and ProPublica on misplaced breathing tubes that have cost lives. The Public’s Radio political analyst Scott MacKay says it’s time for fire officials to face reality and work for better training for emergency medical responders.

    • 4 min
    Commentary: Time For The General Assembly To Take More Active Role In RI Hospital Policy

    Commentary: Time For The General Assembly To Take More Active Role In RI Hospital Policy

    A multi-million dollar river of red ink is coursing through Rhode Island’s largest hospital system. The Public’s Radio political analyst Scott MacKay parses the latest bad news from Providence-based Lifespan.

    • 4 min
    Commentary: Voters Ought To Know Where Political Money Comes From

    Commentary: Voters Ought To Know Where Political Money Comes From

    Rhode Island’s campaign finance laws are under attack from a conservative interest group. The Public’s Radio political analyst Scott MacKay says a successful legal challenge to the law requiring disclosure of donors would be a blow to government transparency.

    • 4 min

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