EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – This week on the first half of Newsmakers: Mayor Scott Avedisian, R-Warwick. After 18 years at City Hall, Avedisian is stepping down to take over as CEO at RIPTA. The mayor looks back at his tenure, what the next mayor should expect, and how the GOP has changed since he first ran.
On the second half of Newsmakers: a reporters’ roundtable. Joining Tim White and Ted Nesi are Ian Donnis, political reporter for RIPR, and Jennifer McDermott, reporter for The Associated Press. The group discusses a wild week in news, from former Gov. Lincoln Chafee announcing he will likely take on U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse in the Democratic primary, to a campaign-finance scandal swirling around House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello. They also talk about Matt Brown’s entrance into the race for governor as a Democrat rather than an independent.