A constitutional amendment to weaken the power of the RI General Assembly’s presiding officers will just result in the transfer of that power elsewhere.
Abolishing §17-1-2(9) and anything like it in RI law is necessary to ensure the success of any other changes to the political landscape.
There’s a serious constitutional hurdle in Rhode Island to majority vote systems like instant-runoff voting and top-two nonpartisan primaries.
If you want a better class of legislator, then you have to pay people what they’re worth.
How an achievable proposal for proportional representation using lists would work in Rhode Island.
A reader offers a suggestion for how to make the lieutenant governor matter, but I think we’ve already decided that it shouldn’t.
What if Rhode Island actually had five political parties instead of two?
The way legislation gets passed in Rhode Island is deeply dysfunctional.
Term limit advocates mean well, but the solution is no substitute for competitive elections.