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Providence's new mayor, Jorge O. Elorza, may not have inherited a "Category 5 Hurricane" budget situation, as his predecessor, Angel Taveras famously said a few weeks into his tenure. But Mr. Elorza does not have time to stop and smell the roses, … more
Requiring utility customers to pay charges beyond the cost of the service they are paying for can be problematic. Too many individuals and businesses find themselves just barely making ends meet. But one such program is returning both … more
First, let's make clear that the Pawtucket Red Sox are leaving Rhode Island if the team doesn't move to the former Interstate 195 land along the Providence River in the Capital City. So with Pawtucket's loss already a sunk and unknowable cost, let's … more
Last week the Rhode Island Foundation handed out the fourth round of its Innovation Fellowships, a program funded by Letitia and John Carter. The winners of this year's so-called "genius" grants, which award $300,000 to each project over … more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has made it clear that Rhode Island needs a jump-start to get its economy rolling. Of course, with a projected fiscal 2016 deficit of $190 million, there is no spare cash lying around to provide that boost. So the … more
As the weather heats up, the discussion over what will happen with the Pawtucket Red Sox will as well. Providence attorney James J. Skeffington, lead partner of the investment group that bought the minor league club, could not have been … more
Ever since Boston started sprouting building cranes, people have been wondering, why can't we make it happen here in Providence? The answers is complex, but it starts with the economy. Without robust job and population growth, why would any … more
The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council's latest report on the state's ranking for tax revenue is not an eye opener so much as it is another punch to the solar plexus of the state's taxpayers. For fiscal 2012, the most recent year with … more
Despite the growth of relatively inexpensive domestic supply, the price of natural gas for the generation of electricity has been spiking in New England, thanks to a supply bottleneck leading into … more
Late last week, ProvPort, the nonprofit, public-private partnership that owns and operates the Port of Providence, released an economic impact report on its 20th anniversary. The topline of the … more
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