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June 30 came and went, and Congress did not reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. That lack of action will hurt Rhode Island's economy. Based on information provided by U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline, the Ex-Im Bank has helped Ocean State … more
As the summer heats up, the political season is cooling down, but it's not all sunny and clear weather going forward. It would seem that the state and the city, thanks to efforts by House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, have come to an … more
The General Assembly last week offered another example of why Rhode Island has such a difficult time attracting investment, when it left hanging into the final hours of the legislative session a proposal to control tax treaties for the former … more
Once heavy lifting of the fiscal 2016 budget was behind it, the General Assembly faced some important end-of-session work. Unfortunately, one proposal that stood out for action – but was denied – is what Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has named … more
Have you been enjoying the traffic patterns and smooth rides on Providence's Weybosset Street, courtesy federally and city-funded work done in the last three-plus years? If you haven't, better take a drive there now, because one of the … more
Historic moments don't come often. But if that phrase can be applied to any happening at the Statehouse, it surely is appropriate to do so for the unanimous passing of the fiscal 2016 budget by the R.I. House of Representatives. What was … more
Rhode Island pays more than it should for fire protection compared with the rest of the nation. As a result city and state officials have been trying to rein in some of the practices that lead to that issue. And we're not even talking about the … more
A key component of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's blueprint for state economic development efforts is the need to identify the state's "advanced industries and innovators for growth." Rhode Island's reputation among the nation's "foodies" is sterling, … more
Last week, the Kauffman Foundation released its 2015 Kauffman Index: Startup Activity, and the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area ranked No. 34 out of the 40 cities measured (Boston ranked No. 22). The index measures the … more
In the wake of James J. Skeffington's death and signals from elected officials that action on the proposed Providence baseball stadium is not likely in this legislative session, the Pawtucket Red Sox have backed away from the push to have the state … more
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