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With a nod to Rhode Island colonists who in 1772 stormed and burned the British ship HMS Gaspee, a new nonprofit advocating for small-business needs is calling itself the Gaspee Business Network. "We needed an organization that effectively … more
The House's June 7 support for voter approval of any tax agreement negotiated between the Burrillville Town Council and developers of a proposed power plant is a blatant attempt to give local opponents of the project as much leverage as possible. … more
Then-General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, then-Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the General Assembly did a difficult and courageous thing in 2011 when they faced the state's pension crisis head on. Would that someone would step forward to tackle a … more
Rhode Island has the least-safe bridges and roads in America — visible to anyone traveling the state. A thriving Rhode Island economy is predicated on investing in infrastructure. more
Consumer confidence slumped in February as households grew more concerned about the outlook for the economy and jobs. more
Paulette Hamilton has joined the office of Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee as a policy adviser. She holds an associate degree from the Community College of Rhode Island and studied municipal accounting at Roger Williams University. more
Why did you select your profession? I knew I wanted to work in providing a safe space for children who didn't have the support to help them through life's challenges. Breaking the chains of abuse, oppression and injustice is part of my job and in my … more
The state employee payroll delay last month has resulted in Rhode Island having to pay more than $1,000 in overdraft fees. more
The idea of free college, one of the pillars of Bernie Sanders' unsuccessful presidential bid, hasn't been discarded in the wake of the 2016 election. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently released a plan to make all public colleges in that state free … more
Former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, in his short-lived quest for the Democratic presidential nomination, proposed that the U.S. go metric. This position was seen as evidence that our Linc was a clueless scatterbrain. Clearly, anyone espousing such a … more
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