2021Q2 - RI Political Expenditures

Diving into 2021-Q2 Campaign Expenditures, this recent quarter saw a jump in spending totaling $1,481,048.38 spent in 5,099 transactions across 33 different states. These include aggregate expenditure, campaign expenditure, repayment of loans and refunds of contributions.

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2020 Census - Legislative Districts

Last week the first data drop for the 2020 census kicked off, this post takes a look at tables and maps showing the 610 (State Legislative District Upper) & 620 (State Legislative District Lower) sum levels, and the change between the 2012 ACS & 2020 Decennial Redistricting Files (PL 94-171).

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2021Q2 - RI Political Contributions

The 2021-Q2 campaign finance data was released earlier this month. Rhode Island politicians pulled in $3,420,440.08 dollars from 11,680 records, more than double the previous quarter's amount.

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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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