Breakdown of the 2021 Legislative Session

This infographic(ish) graphic shows the Rhode Island General Assembly's total number of session days each year and the total number of floor votes broken down by chamber. Senate data prior to 2016 is blank due to them not having any floor votes listed on the website.

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2021 Bills Held for Study

Bills in Rhode Island face a big hurdle, making it out of committee and not being "Held for Further Study". Once a bill is introduced and sent to committee, the first vote it recieves is whether or not it should be "Held for Further Study". A bill held for further study is indefinitely postpone, however can be considered again by committee with approval from the speaker. This looks at fate of all the bills in 2021 and how many have made it past being held to continue down the legislative pipeline.

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2021Q1 - RI Political Expenditures

Following my post on 2021-Q1 campaign contributions, this post will cover the 2021-Q1 campaign expenditures. This recent quarter saw about $910,856.13 spent in 2,696 transactions across 33 different states. These include aggregate expenditure, campaign expenditure, repayment of loans and refunds of contributions.

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2021Q1 - RI Political Contributions

Arriving a bit late on 2021-Q1 campaign finance data, which was released at the end of last month totalling $1,507,741.19 dollars received by Rhode Island statewide politicians, down from the $2,777,997.78 received during 2020-Q4. The data includes individual donations, PAC's, interest from bank accounts and loans. This first table shows a breakdown of the top 20 campaign accounts that gained the most money and the source of the funds.

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Governor's Office Transition

A breakdown of payroll changes in the 2 most recent quarters of the Governor's Office, during the transition from Gina Raimondo to Daniel McKee. The data is released quarterly, so this consists of data from January 2021, and April 2021. This takes a look at who left, who joined and who remained as well as pay changes between the 2 quarters.

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General Election Tables

Following my "interesting primary tables" post, this will take a look at many the same stats. The 2020 general election was quite an interesting night, As oppose to the primary which saw only 1 election turned by mail-in this election saw a drastic impact. Also the Rhode Island Board of Elections added a new stat "Blank Ballots" which is a tad odd... and stands out in a few communities.

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Election Webapp Changelog

Updates to my web app to show live election results for Rhode Island with data provided by RI Board of Elections. After feedback from the 2020 Primary, for the general I've added some improvements too the custom page allowing for a better user experience allowing preview of candidates and saving checked values.

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Early Voting by Precinct

A quick map showing early votes and mail-in ballots by voting precinct. Data from Rhode Island Secretary of State as of 10/31/2020 using registered voter data from 2018. 2 quick tables highlighting the top & bottom 10 precincts, as well as the ability to hover over the map for more detail.

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