EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – This week on the first half of Newsmakers: candidate for general treasurer Ernie Almonte. The former auditor general of Rhode Island is looking to make a return to state government as an elected official. The Democrat is facing two other oppenents in Frank Caprio and Seth Magaziner. Almonte talks about his vision for the Treasurer’s office and pension reform.
On the second half of Newsmakers Providence College professor Dr. Patrick Kelly and UMass Dartmouth professor Dr. Clyde Barrow join Tim White and Ted Nesi to discuss the impact of casino gambling in Massachusetts on Rhode Island. From the fiscal to the social issues and a timeline as to when casinos are anticipated to come online in the Bay State.