Mattiello

Mr. Mattiello — You Can Find Slaves Right Down Smith Street

One could fill a warehouse with the things House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello does not know. Of course everything he says and does is best understood through the lens of his Trumpian worldview (Mattiello is still a registered Democrat) but never underestimate his near total ignorance of the world around him. His latest gaffe occurred during […]

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Mattiello Must Go

I know I sound like a broken record but House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello (D-Cranston) keeps adding to his list of outrages. Today we have a twofer: Mattiello’s cynical use of legislative grants; and Mattiello’s donation to Trump-voting “former” Republican, Michael Earnhart, currently masquerading as a Dem. The problematic legislative grant program allows incumbents to distribute

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Steven Frias For State Rep — Get Mattiello Outta Here!

Yes, that’s right — I am urging the people of House District 15 to vote for a Republican! This may seem like an unusual position for a progressive democrat, but keep in mind, in any other state our odious Speaker of the House, Nicholas Mattiello, would be a Republican. Upon acceding to the throne, his

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Bread And Circuses In The Statehouse Budget

The Bread? Tax cuts for retirees. This will make them say happy things on the talk radio shows. The Circus? Slash beach fees in half! Get out of town. No really, everybody get out of town, and stop bothering your elected officials with complaints about the constitutionality of the grant system. Everybody just go to

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It’s Not A Hangover Until You’ve Stopped The Drinking

“We have to get over the 38 STUDIOS HANGOVER.” (ProJo 10.21.15/Caps theirs.) So said House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello at a speech to the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council’s annual meeting Monday night adding, “A company from outside Rhode Island is not going to locate here if they pick up the newspaper every day and see

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House Speaker Needs To Hear From Stadium Opponents

House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello is still talking as if he has heard, read, and learned, absolutely nothing about the current thinking on taxpayer-funded stadiums from around the country. From Katherine Gregg’s ‘Politics’ column in today’s ProJo. On the proposed Providence stadium, he said: “Negotiations are active between the state and the Pawtucket Red Sox ownership

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