I’m contributing to a new blog on the Gaspee Project, Sabin Tavern. The name and purpose are explained in the blog’s first post, but basically, Sabin Tavern leans into politics, whereas the Ocean State Current leans into policy.
A post from last night is about a political circumstance that certainly has relevance for policy — namely, Democrat Governor Gina Raimondo’s obvious focus on her national future rather than her present obligations:
If Rhode Island’s governor weren’t more interested in her DGA role than in running her state, she might not be so “ecstatic” [about her party’s apparent victory in the Kentucky governor’s race]. After all, Matt Bevin is one of two governors keeping her from being the least-approved-of governor in the country. (She’s already the most disapproved.)
As the post also points out, Rhode Islanders might rightfully wonder whether our governor is setting policy in her own state so as to advance the interests of her party in other states.