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Friday, August 30, 2013

The League just received notice that the Barrington Public Library and East Bay Citizens for Peace present a talk by Professor Carl T. Bogus, Roger Williams University School of Law, on "GUNS: PUBLIC POLICY, POLITICS & LAW" on Tuesday, September 17th, at 7 PM at the Barrington Public Library (www.barringtonlibrary.org, 401-247-1920 x 2 for more information)
Professor Bogus will discuss the issues of gun control and gun rights in America including why gun control is so politically difficult to achieve. He will address the legal framework of the Second Amendment, and how different kinds of gun control either have reduced or increased homicides, injuries and suicides in the past. Time for questions and answers will follow.
Free and open to all

Friday, August 9, 2013

Did you catch the article about Treasurer Raimondo’s investments in hedge funds in this past Sunday’s Providence Journal? The discussion of whether or not RI should be investing in hedge funds for state pension funds should be left for others. What concerns the League is the lack of transparency. The article went into detail on the pros and cons of the investment, but as Mike Stanton points out in his piece, the only person who get to decide if hedge fund investments are a good idea is Treasurer Raimondo. Read what Mike Stanton has to say. 

The League and Common Cause RI, RI ACLU, and the RI Press Association all agreed that it’s wrong to not include the public in the discussion of  RI’s pension fund investments.
Here’s the letter that the League along with these other groups sent to Treasurer Raimondo. Why not add your voice?
Patty MacLeish,
Editor, LWVRI Voter