Newspapers & Blogs

Parker, Paul Edward, R.I. voter turnout down substantially in 2014 election, Providence Journal, November 5, 2014.

Farmer, Liz, Rhode Islanders Reject Bringing the Constitutional Convention Back, Governing Magazine, November 4, 2014.

Borg, Linda, R.I. voters reject Constitutional Convention / MapProvidence Journal, November 4, 2014.

Gregg, Katherine, Fung says Raimondo’s actions belie her words on ethics, transparency during last televised debateProvidence Journal, October 31 2014.

McGowan, Dan, McKee, Taylor tout experience in leiutenant gov debate,, October 31, 2014.

Nesi, Ted, Fung, Raimondo stay on attack in last debate,, October 30, 2014.

Are we ready for a constitutional convention?, RhodyBeat, October 29, 2014 (This is the online version of state news for the Warwick Beacon, Cranston Herald, and Johnston Sun Rise.)

Edgar, Randall, Tune-up or carjacking? Sharp rift over prospect of R.I. Constitutional ConventionProvidence Journal, October 28, 2014.

Group supporting constitutional convention files complaint against anti-convention groupProvidence Journal, October 27, 2014.

Farmer, Liz, Should Rhode Island Have Another Constitutional Convention?, Governing Magazine, October 27, 2014.

RI bishop turns aside abortion, social issues in constitutional convention if OK’d by voters, Associated Press, October 27, 2014.

Nesi, Ted, Bishop takes abortion off the table for convention; Tobin says con con should avoid ‘cultural/moral/religious issues’,, October 27, 2014.

Ziner, Karen Lee, R.I. Secretary of State candidates Gorbea, Carlevale differ on Voter ID law, proposed Constitutional ConventionProvidence Journal, October 24, 2014.

Arditti, Lynn, Delegates to 1986 R.I. Constitutional Convention argue against holding new convention, Providence Journal, October 21, 2014.

Bender, John, Former Delegates Voice Opposition To RI Constitutional Convention, Rhode Island NPR, October 21, 2014.

McGowan, Dan, Fung, Raimondo go on the attack in first TV debate,, October 21, 2014.

Business Lunch:Constitutional ConventionNBC 10 WJAR, October 21, 2014.

Daddona, Patricia,  Convention question not simple one, Providence Business News, October 20, 2014.

Talerico, Kate, Constitutional convention sparks debate about govt. reform, Brown Daily Herald, October 14, 2014.

Hummel, Jim, The Hummel Report: Should RI Have a Constitutional Convention Again? Motif Magazine, October 14, 2014.

Edgar, Randall, Tax reform advocate Norquist tells R.I. gathering a Constitutional Convention can touch on topics legislators won’tProvidence Journal, October 9, 2014.

New Poll Shows Support for RI Constitutional Convention,, October 9, 2014.

Rappleye, Bill, Opinions differ on need for constitutional (NBC), October 9, 2014.

Curtis, Mark, Battle Heats Up Over Constitutional Convention in Rhode Island,, October 9, 2014.

Donis, Ian, TGIF: 10 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & MediaRhode Island Public Radio, October 3, 2014.

Edgar, Randall, R.I. groups debate costs, value of Constitutional ConventionProvidence Journal, October 2, 2014.

Wroblewski, Sam, Watchdog group releases ad against constitutional conventionProvidence Journal, October 1, 2014.

Wroblewski, Sam, Watchdog group releases ad against constitutional, October 1, 2014.

Becker, John, New Group Joins Growing Support For Constitutional Convention, Rhode Island Public Radio, September 30, 2014

Edgar, Randall, Pro-convention group proposes pledge to protect civil rightsProvidence Journal, September 30, 2014.

Wright, Zeke, Is the RI constitution in need of a makeover?, Newport Daily News, September 24, 2014.

Flynn, Sean, Case made for constitutional convention; Advocates say the convention would restore faith in government and make it fairer, more accountable and more effectiveNewport Daily News, September 19, 2014.

Curtis, Mark, Rhode Island Debates a Constitutional Convention Vote,, September 18, 2014.

Gregg, Katherine, Defeated GOP contender Block to campaign for Constitutional ConventionProvidence Journal, September 15, 2014.

Morse, Carroll Andrew, Interview with Steve Frias, on the Work of the Constitutional Convention Preparatory CommissionAnchor Rising & The Ocean State Current, September 3, 2014.

Edgar, Randall, Committee issues report on possible topics, cost for RI Constitutional ConventionProvidence Journal, August 25, 2014.

Nagle, Kate, RI Corruption Topped National News 20 Years Ago: What’s Changed?GoLocal, August 23, 2014.

Edgar, Randall, Those who support, oppose Rhode Island Constitutional Convention air viewsProvidence Journal, August 22, 2014.

Coalition pushes for RI constitutional convention,, August 20, 2014.

Group pushes for RI constitutional convention,, August 20, 2014.

Group pushes for RI constitutional conventionAssociated Press, August 20, 2014.

Donnis, Ian, Renew RI Coalition Says ConCon Needed to Overcome Legislative IntransigenceRhode Island Public Radio, August 20, 2014.

Edgar, Randall, R.I. Constitutional Convention has few fans at hearingProvidence Journal, August 19, 2014.

Mackay, Scott, RI ConCon Issue Simmers At Statehouse, Rhode Island Public Radio, August 19, 2014.

Bogdan, Jennifer, Agenda for possible Constitutional Convention starts to take shapeProvidence Journal, August 8, 2014.

Bogdan, Jennifer, Constitutional Convention Commission To Host Public Meetings Throughout Rhode Island, Providence Journal, August 1, 2014.

Bogdan, Jennifer, Group has raised $59,000 to oppose R.I. Constitutional ConventionProvidence Journal, July 19, 2014.

Bogdan, Jennifer, Block, Fung debate addresses unattended children, constitutional conventionProvidence Journal, July 17, 2014.

Bogdan, Jennifer, GOP candidates for governor Block, Fung say R.I. can’t get involved in immigration, differ on plans to improve businessProvidence Journal, July 17, 2014.

Bogdan, Jennifer, Support of voter I.D. Law, Constitutional Convention, motivates Carlevale to run for R.I. secretary of StateProvidence Journal, July 9, 2014.

Bogdan, Jennifer, Governor Chafee signs variety of bills into R.I. lawProvidence Journal, July 1, 2014.

Naylor, Donita, Republican Carlevale running again for secretary of state, Providence Journal, June 17, 2014.

McKinney, Michael, R.I. House approves bill putting constitutional convention before votersProvidence Journal, June 11, 2014.

Fitzpatrick, Edward, For some, ‘de novo’ makes ethics bill a no-goProvidence Journal, June 7, 2014.

Pina, Alisha, R.I. governor candidates discuss health, education, business issues at diversity forum, Providence Journal, May 29, 2014.

Critics Say a Constitutional Convention Could Threaten Civil Rights, Rhode Island Alliance for Retired Persons, May 5, 2014 (Affiliated with the Rhode Island AFL-CIO).

Emery, C. Eugene, Critics say a Constitutional Convention could threaten civil rights, Providence Journal, April 30, 2014.

GoLocal News Team, Campaign Launched Against RI Constitutional Convention, GoLocal, April 30, 2014.

Augustus, Andrew, Coalition members launch campaign to prevent Constitutional Convention, WPRO, April 30, 2014.

Edgar, Randal, Leadership Rhode Island class debates pros, cons of Constitutional ConventionProvidence Journal, April 25, 2014.

Morse, Carroll Andrew, A Constitutional Convention for Rhode Island? The Pros and Cons of Democracy and RightsAnchor Rising & The Ocean State Current, April 4, 2014.

Morse, Carroll Andrew, A Constitutional Convention for Rhode Island? The History and Legal FrameworkAnchor Rising & The Ocean State Current, April 2, 2014.

Morse, Carroll Andrew, A Constitutional Convention for Rhode Island? How the State Constitution is Not Just a Mini-Federal Constitution, Anchor Rising & The Ocean State Current, April 1, 2014.

Borg, Linda, 3 R.I. experts debate value of a constitutional conventionProvidence Journal, March 29, 2014.

Kierna, Kate, Bill calls for amending R.I. constitution, Brown Daily Herald, March 17, 2014.

Klepper, David, RI to vote on holding constitutional convention, Associated Press, March 16, 2014.

Edgar, Randal, Senate sets stage for Constitutional Convention with passage of two bills, Providence Journal, March 13, 2014.

Lamb, Katherine, Spotlight on the Statehouse: March 6, 2014Brown Daily Herald, March 6, 2014.

Marcelo, Philip, and Randal Edgar, Political Scene: R.I. Supreme Court gets an ‘F’ for financial disclosure, Providence Journal, December 8, 2013.

Edgar, Randall, Operation Clean Government pushes for R.I. Constitutional Convention, Providence Journal, November 22, 2013.

Edgar, Randal, Question on constitutional convention likely on Rhode Island ballot in 2014, Providence Journal, August 8, 2013.

Edgar, Randal, Mollis says he’ll put constitutional convention question on ballot if legislature doesn’tProvidence Journal, August 7, 2013.

Fesperman, Will, Rep. seeks to pass term-limit legislation; While unlikely to become law, resolution sparks discussion in General AssemblyBrown Daily Herald, January 29, 2013. See also Rep. Lombardi’s press release.

Marcelo, Philip, Constitutional Convention | Once-a-decade debate revivedThe Providence Journal, January 26, 2013.

Newspapers & Blogs (After November 4, 2014 Election)

Wilson, Rick, Election leaves R.I. in dire straits, Providence Journal, December 1, 2014.