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The push is on to make recreational marijuana use legal in Rhode Island. The pro-legalization campaign says it's an economic imperative. The expectation is that a tax-revenue bonanza would help ameliorate the state's persistent budget … more
Legislation now before the House deserves swift consideration and passage. The topic is manufacturing workforce development, and the Senate-passed bill establishes incentives for employers to hire apprentices. The continuing … more
It may not be in common usage yet, but give net metering time. It will be. The term refers to what happens when an electricity customer installs a renewable-energy production facility that could end up generating more electricity than is … more
It is not often Rhode Island finds itself on the front lines of a First Amendment issue. But this is one of those times. The story begins with accusations of sexual misconduct by a teacher in Warwick. The school committee commissioned a … more
Rhode Islanders will be debating the quality and effectiveness of the state's new tourism and economic-development initiative, "Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer," for quite a while. What should not take long to evaluate, however, is the … more
Define competitive advantage for a business and if innovation is not the first word, it should be. In a similar way, cities, regions and states enjoy advantages in today's hyper-competitive world if innovation is the hallmark of their … more
The recent announcement that Providence and the R.I. Public Transit Authority have backed away from plans to build a streetcar and instead create an "enhanced transit corridor" is indeed good news. While the appeal of the streetcar project … more
One year ago this month former House Speaker Gordon D. Fox pleaded guilty to bribery for accepting money to ensure a liquor-license application was approved by the city's Board of Licenses. At the time he accepted the bribe, in 2008, Fox was a state … more
Exhibit Most Recent of why the General Assembly is as likely to do more harm than good is proposed legislation relating to worker scheduling by employers. The heart of the issue is the increasing variability and short notice of changes of … more
Job-specific skills are the watchword for human resource departments today. Most often we have seen it with calls for more fully prepared candidates in the building trades or in technology-related health care positions. But recently, the … more
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