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Nuala Pell Passes Away

Nuala Pell, widow of the late Senator Caiborne Pell and grandmother to gubernatorial candidate, Clay Pell passed away on the morning of April 13, 2014 at Newport Hospital. She was 89 years old. Funeral arrangements are under way and the service will be held next week on April 21 in Newport at Trinity Episcopal Church at 11am. Many people throughout the state have expressed their condolences over her passing and have sent tributes to her. Clay Pell, grandson & gubernatorial candidate: “Our entire family is heartbroken by my grandmother’s passing. She dedicated her life to her family and to the…
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Mahoney Joins Pell Campaign as Policy Director

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell today announced the appointment of Kelly Mahoney as policy director for his campaign. Mahoney brings more than 10 years of policy development experience to the campaign. “I’m thrilled to have Kelly join our team. She brings a wealth of experience in policy formulation to the campaign and will serve in a key role as we lay out a bold plan to move Rhode Island’s economy forward,” said Pell. Most recently Mahoney served as director of policy for Governor Lincoln D. Chafee. In that role, Mahoney advised on a wide range of…
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Pell Calls for Increased Funding to Cities and Towns

PROVIDENCE, RI - Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell today pledged to double the Municipal Incentive Aid Program in his first budget to limit the impact pension mediation will have on municipalities. The settlement if approved is projected to cost municipalities approximately $11 million in FY 2016. "As governor, one of my highest priorities will be to strengthen our cities and towns financially. My first budget will include a $10 million appropriation to the Municipal Incentive Aid Program to limit the impact of pension reform on cities and towns. If we're truly all in this together, we should work to…
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Pell calls on mediation parties to set deadline

Providence, RI -- Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell issued a statement this morning calling on all parties in the mediation process of the state's pension system to set a deadline to end the closed-door proceeding that have gone on for over a year at a cost of over one half million dollars to the taxpayers. Pell issued the statement after learning that a scheduled news conference for this afternoon, where mediators had planned to give an update on the settlement talks in the long-running lawsuit over the overhaul of the state's pension system, had been cancelled. "The secretive nature…
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Clay Pell believes the impact of Super PAC money on our elections is a serious matter

Last week, we suggested John Marion be the appropriate party to bring the campaigns to the table. Today, we restate that call. This process should be facilitated by Common Cause according to their protocols. The public will be best served by a deliberate process, not by dueling press releases. It's hard to imagine that a fruitful discussion can be accomplished with a roomful of campaign operatives playing to the camera, but this is a call best left to John Marion," said Bill Fischer, Pell campaign spokesperson.
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