Author of ‘Dreading and Hoping All’ Nicholas Alahverdian Discusses First Term Failures of Gov. Gina Raimondo

Note: This article was originally published in October 2018, prior to the election upon which this commentary is based. Ultimately, Gina Raimondo was re-elected, and the problems at DCYF have only worsened, just as political scientist and author of Dreading and Hoping All Nicholas Alahverdian predicted. Director Trista Piccola was fired, preventable abuse has continued to occur, and overspending — to the tune of millions of dollars — is rampant. If Raimondo had not been re-elected, DCYF may have been on the road to recovery. Unfortunately, Raimondo’s natural knack for a lack of leadership has set the tone until the end of her second and final term.  Continue reading Author of ‘Dreading and Hoping All’ Nicholas Alahverdian Discusses First Term Failures of Gov. Gina Raimondo