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Arts groups are scrambling to line up matching funds to take advantage of $30 million in grants to support local performing-arts facilities. Still to be determined, though, are rules governing what money they may use to qualify for a piece of those funds approved by voters. Much of the available funding is already spoken for by nine arts organizations. They have identified much-needed projects to renovate theaters, replace roofs and boilers, improve parking and build new facilities. The projects already identified are expected to create 568 permanent jobs in the state. more
There’s more than one way to grow jobs and reduce unemployment, as two articles in this week’s issue illustrate. more
With her electoral victory, Gina M. Raimondo will become the first woman as well as the 82nd person to be governor of Rhode Island since the Royal Charter of 1663. But her story stands up to the scrutiny that company demands. more
By rejecting again the expansion of gambling at Newport Grand, voters in the City by the Sea have sent a clear message about the direction they want their city to take. But the message has implications far beyond what happens in Newport. more
To say that Newport’s Cliff Walk is a beautiful stroll is like saying Mount Rushmore is a big sculpture. more
Ah, Tax Foundation lists. If there were not so much a ring of truth to its many-times-a-year browbeating of the Ocean State, we would be tempted to toss the reports in the digital trash and go have some stuffies. But we know better. more
In these last moments before the election for mayor of Providence, Dr. Daniel Harrop, the Republican candidate, has done something as strange as it is wrong. more
To Rhode Island’s seemingly weekly appearance on some list or another decrying its fiscal position or business environment, we can add one more walk of shame. more
There is no question that infrastructure investment is something the state needs. But Question 7, for clean water, open space and healthy-community bonds, is not the answer. more
Question No. 5 on next month’s ballot has clear and major economic-development effects. The $35 million bond issue is designed to fund capital improvement for many of the state’s creative-economy institutions. This is the kind of investment that puts people in the building trades to work and makes sure Rhode Island’s vital arts enterprises have the physical assets to continue doing what they do best. more
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