Cup o’ (Pro)Jo 2/4

Hundreds of same-sex marriage supporters converged on the State House yesterday to pressure lawmakers to pass marriage equality legislation.  Four candidates for governor–Lincoln Chafee, Todd Giroux, Frank Caprio, and Patrick Lych–addressed the crowded and expressed their support for the legislation.

Supt. Frances Gallo is ready to start negotiating with the teachers union after the controversial firing of Central Falls teachers last week.  The change in tone came after the president of the union announced that teachers would be willing to consider reforms aimed at shoring up Central Falls’ failing high school.

A Florida lawyer, Scott Rothstein, and his wife owe over $10 million in unpaid taxes, and federal authorities were granted authority to seize the couple’s 24 homes in Rhode Island, Florida, and New York.  No stranger to scandal, Rothstein has also been convicted of orchestrating a massive $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.

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