Rhode Island, officially The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, constituent state of the United States of America.It was one of the original 13 states and is one of the six New England states.
Since the Great Depression, Rhode Island politics have been dominated by the Rhode Island Democratic Party.However, the Rhode Island Republican Party, although virtually non-existent in the Rhode Island General Assembly, occasionally puts forward occasional statewide reform candidates.
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The government of the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is prescribed from a multitude of sources; the main sources are the Rhode Island Constitution , the General Laws, and Executive Orders.
The Lieutenant Governor of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations is an elected constitutional officer, the second ranking office of the executive branch and the first officer in line to succeed the Governor of Rhode Island.