Smiley Formally Launches Providence Mayoral Run – From RIPR

Coverage by Ian Donnis of Rhode Island Public Radio: “Democratic businessman and lobbyist Brett Smiley formally launched his Providence mayoral campaign Tuesday morning, vowing to make Rhode Island’s capital city a more equitable place. He also called for a supplemental tax on statewide gun and ammunition sales to fund expanded anti-violence efforts. Speaking before an …

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Mayoral Candidate Smiley Runs for a Good Cause

Candidate Smiley Competes in Veterans Day Run – From GoLocalProv.com – Providence mayoral candidate Brett Smiley competed for a good cause today as part of the Park View Veterans Day 5k Run/Walk held at Roger Williams Park. “Participating in the 1st Annual Park View Veterans Day 5k was a great opportunity to support the important …

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Time to get serious about common sense gun measures

Roughly one year ago the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School focused the nation’s attention on the scourge of gun violence. The nation mourned with Connecticut, disbelieving the loss of 26 innocent young lives needlessly taken. In its wake, the fight for legislation to prevent a tragedy like this from ever happening again was reinvigorated, …

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Attracting investment from green card initiative

The EB-5 program, a U.S. immigration initiative that awards green cards to foreigners who invest in American companies, has seen unprecedented success since its inception in 1990. In just 23 years, this program has created approximately 49,000 jobs and attracted more than $2.4 billion in direct foreign investment. Unfortunately, not a single one of these jobs – and not a single dollar of investment – has come to Rhode Island, and that has to change.

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Political Roundtable: Smiley on Guns, His Campaign for Mayor, Susan Farmer + More

Ian Donnis interviews Brett on WRNI on September 20, 2013:”Brett Smiley, a candidate for mayor of Providence in 2014, joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss the shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.; his campaign to succeed Angel Taveras; the passing of former secretary of state Susan Farmer; and a new poll showing Taveras leading expected Democratic gubernatorial rival Gina Raimondo.”

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