In this episode, we do a quick update on the District 68 special election. Discuss Real ID going live in RI. Shovel your sidewalk or else! The first arrest under Kristen’s Law, and are the New Minority Leader, Blake Filippi claims of being a “John Chaffee Libertarian” and is this a tell that Republicans are trying to co-opt the libertarian label here in RI?

District 68 Election:

Special election scheduled to replace Rep.-elect Ascencao

RealID:

Real ID Act (PDF)
Federal Register Volume 72 Number 19: Minimum Standards for Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards Acceptable by Federal Agencies for Official Purposes; Final Rule
RI DMV Page for Real ID
DHS Page for Real ID
REAL ID: The Case for State Resistance

Shovel Your Sidewalk or Else:

SK will fine property owners who don’t clear sidewalks

Kristen’s Law:

Police file charges in overdose death under Kristen’s Law for first time
District 67 Debate with Jason Knight and Daryl Gould
Callahan v. Jellinek

Blake Filippi and Republican libertarians?

Blake Filippi on the Bartholomewtown Podcast
Blake Filippi 2016 Campaign Finance Report,  Nov 1 2016
RI Republican State Committee Campaign Finance Report, Nov 1 2016
Filippi Support of GMO Labeling Regulation
Forbes: Dramatic, Little Known GOP Rule Change Takes Choice Of Presidential Candidate Away From Rank And File Republicans And Hands It To Party Elite

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