COMMENTARY: Rhode Islanders need relief from rising cost of living
Seth Magaziner | Boston Globe

Prices are rising faster than wages, putting pressure on thousands of Rhode Islanders as we head into the holiday season. As housing, food, and gas costs rise quickly, even Rhode Islanders with good paying jobs are getting squeezed. Over the past year through Oct. 31, the Consumer Price Index has risen 6.2 percent, the highest […]

Magaziner calls for a ‘people’s pledge’ to limit ‘dark money’ donations, but opponents point out he’s leading the fund-raising pack`
Edward Fitzpatrick | The Boston Globe

PROVIDENCE — State Treasurer Seth Magaziner on Tuesday said he is disappointed that most of his fellow Democratic candidates for governor aren’t joining him in a “people’s pledge” aimed at limiting outside political groups from dumping money into the 2022 Democratic primary. But his opponents are accusing Magaziner of hypocrisy, saying he is leading the […]

Pinterest settles Magaziner lawsuit, pledges $50M for workplace reform
Sarah Doiron | WPRI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Social media company Pinterest has settled a lawsuit regarding workplace culture that was brought by Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner. As part of the agreement, Pinterest has pledged to spend $50 million on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives throughout its workplace and products. Magaziner filed the lawsuit on behalf of […]

WPRI Newsmakers 11/18/2021: Seth Magaziner
WPRI

This week on Newsmakers: Democratic candidate for governor Seth Magaziner. The second-term general treasurer discusses his vision for Rhode Island on issues including health care, energy and federal relief funding. He also responds to criticism from his rivals.

Magaziner sitting on roughly twice as much campaign cash as McKee, Gorbea
Ted Nesi | WPRI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — General Treasurer Seth Magaziner easily retained his status as the financial leader in the Democratic primary for Rhode Island governor during the summer, according to newly filed R.I. Board of Elections reports. Magaziner had almost $1.6 million in his campaign account as of Sept. 30, his report showed. Gov. Dan McKee […]

What does Seth Magaziner need to do to win the Rhode Island Governor’s Race?
Dan McGowan | Boston Globe

It’s easy to understand why Seth Magaziner has been considered one of the front-runners for the 2022 Democratic nomination for Rhode Island governor ever since he was elected state treasurer eight years ago. Despite holding a sleepy office, he’s built a solid political resume over the years, making far more friends than enemies while amassing […]

Seth Magaziner announces run for governor, slamming ‘old-time politicians’
Katherine Gregg | Providence Journal

PAWTUCKET — With a school construction site as his backdrop, state Treasurer Seth Magaziner officially launched his bid for governor on Tuesday with a pledge to “do what we need to do to make our state stronger.” Without mentioning any of his competitors for the state’s top political prize by name, including incumbent Dan McKee, Magaziner said: “I’m running because […]

Head of R.I. Legislative Black and Latino Caucus backing Magaziner for governor
Edward Fitzpatrick | Boston Globe

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — When state treasurer Seth Magaziner announced his candidacy for governor on Tuesday, the group of supporters standing behind him on a Pawtucket street included the chairwoman of the Rhode Island Legislative Black and Latino Caucus. Representative Karen Alzate, a Pawtucket Democrat who became chair of the Black and Latino Caucus in February, […]

New to RI: Bristol July Fourth parade gives a slice of America in the smallest state
Amy Russo | The Providence Journal

Nothing says small-town America like Bristol. Everyone is known by their first name, mom-and-pop shops line the streets, and just last month, locals discovered what’s believed to be the oldest surviving American flag in a storage bin in the town hall. If you’re still not convinced, Bristol boasts the oldest Independence Day parade in the […]