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Letter: Support the effort to remove the ‘Master Lever’

Letter: Support the effort to remove the ‘Master Lever’

To the editor, A news item ripped from the front page of the daily paper: “The General Assembly adjourned suddenly at 3:19 a.m. today… over complications encountered in trying to insert a master lever provision in the direct primary law for the exclusive benefit of organization-backed candidates.” The master lever proposal was “favored by leaders


East Providence Sen. Conley aims for ethics reform, focuses on economic issues

EAST PROVIDENCE — State Senator William Conley’s possible position on same-sex marriage may be getting the most notice, but the East Providence lawmaker said he’s also focused on a number of other important issues facing Rhode Island as he begins his first term in office. Mr. Conley (D-Dist. 18) said he has already been impressed