The week ahead in Rhode Island politics
The week ahead . . .
SATURDAY, January 21:
10 am-4 pm. RI Young Republicans gather signatures for Mitt Romney.
SUNDAY, January 22:
Sunday TV: Gordon Fox on Newsmakers . . . Massachusetts congressional candidate Paul Heroux on 10 News Conference . . . On the networks (via Halperin): Meet the Press: Chris Christie Fox News Sunday: John Boehner, Stuart Stevens Face the Nation: Haley Barbour, Lindsey Graham This Week: Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich State of the Union: Rick Santorum, Jim DeMint, James Clyburn
MONDAY, January 23:
1:30 RIPTA board meeting. Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian expected to get the nod as new chairman for the transit agency.
6-8 pm at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. Sponsored by the RI Democratic Party. Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts, General Treasurer Gina Raimondo, and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed speak on the theme of women in politics.
TUESDAY, January 24:
8:30-11:45 am, CCRI Knight campus, Warwick. General Treasurer Gina Raimondo hosts a pension workshop: “Helping Cities and Towns Meet the April 1 RIRSA Deadline.”
General Assembly: House and Senate Judiciary committes consider redistricting legislation (House Judiciary, Room 35, at the rise; Senate Judiciary, Room 313, 3 pm) . . . . House and Senate Finance committees consider allowing Pawtucket to issue tax anticipation notes (3 pm, House Finance in Room 35, Senate Finance in Room 211) . . . . Special House Commission on RI Resource Recovery hears DEM presentation, Room 35, at the rise.
President Obama’s State of the Union address.
WEDNESDAY, January 25:
The new state study panel on local pensions holds its first meeting.
THURSDAY, January 26:
11:30 am-1:30 pm, the RDW Group, Providence. Former RI talk-show host and gubernatorial staffer Nanci Martin talks about living in Cairo last year during the Arab Sping.
6:30-8:30 pm, Providence Marriott. Gordon Fox fundraiser.
6-8 pm, Mews Tavern, Wakefield. Barry Hinckley fundraiser.