EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – This week on Newsmakers: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ryan Pearson. In the coming weeks, Rhode Island lawmakers will be considering how more than $1 billion in federal coronavirus aid money should be spent. Pearson, D-Cumberland, discusses the process moving forward, and questions he wants answered surrounding a controversial multimillion-dollar state contract that is being paid for with those funds.

Then on the second half, Tim White and Ted Nesi break down the latest in the 2022 governor’s race.