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Dan McGowan

Dan McGowan covers Rhode Island politics, education and economic development for the Boston Globe. He joined the staff in 2019 after spending six years with WPRI-TV, where he covered Providence City Hall and schools. He was part of a team that won a New England Emmy award for its investigation into a powerful Democratic state lawmaker who lied about where he was living. He is the author of Rhode Map, a daily briefing on the Ocean State.

Dan lives in Providence and is a board member for Access/RI, a nonprofit that advocates for improving citizen access to government records. In his spare time, he coaches youth baseball.

Latest stories

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Not everyone is sold on the Providence schools takeover

By , Globe Staff

Count Providence School Board President Nicholas Hemond as one of the folks who still has questions about Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green’s takeover of the city’s school system.

The state takeover of Providence schools starts Nov. 1. It will last at least five years

By , Globe Staff

Rhode Island is set to assume complete control over every facet of the district – including the budget and personnel– for at least five years.

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What the heck is going on with the Fane tower?

By , Globe Staff

It’s starting to feel like put up or shut up time for Jason Fane, the New York developer who wants to build Rhode Island’s tallest skyscraper on the old I-195 land.

Feds subpoena records on chiropractor tied to R.I. budget controversy

By , Globe Staff

The executive office of health and human services received the subpoena for billing records and all communications with Dr. Victor Pedro on July 24.