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Last year, the General Assembly and the governor took an important first step to help thousands of working families make ends meet by increasing the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit — a tax benefit for workers earning $50,000 or less — to 12.5 percent of the federal credit. more
The University of Wisconsin system recently took a landmark step toward weakening the institution of tenure for academic faculty. The new policy, if adopted by the board overseeing the state's universities, would allow tenured professors to be laid … more
Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has taken a lot of flak for tweeting last week that the company might abandon its 140-character-per-post limit. Many see the "beautiful constraint," as Dorsey called it in his post, as the service's defining feature. It's … more
The poisoning of the public water supply in Flint, Mich., has been a disaster in many ways unique to that city. more
Employment in the U.S. hit bottom near the beginning of 2010. Since then we've had almost six years of steady job growth. more
For the past couple of years, we’ve all heard a lot about what we can do, what we’ve done and what we should be doing to make Rhode Island more business-friendly. more
Two certainties, as Benjamin Franklin wrote, are death and taxes. Add a third: On taxes, U.S. presidential candidates will promise more than they can deliver. And, if elected, they pay a price. more
Despite growing concerns that China’s economy is in trouble, the country’s currency is widely seen as a contender to oust the U.S. dollar from its dominant position in international trade. more
When venture capitalists invest, they tend to do it in California. Of the $140 billion disbursed by VCs in the U.S. during the past three years, $78.4 billion went to the Golden State, with the vast majority of that going to Silicon Valley (including San Francisco). more
America’s infrastructure made this country great. But for too long our roads and bridges have been neglected and fallen into disrepair. America stopped investing in itself when it stopped investing in its infrastructure. more
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