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Op-ed / Letters to the Editor
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Like many small-business owners in Rhode Island, I care deeply about my workers and feel responsible for ensuring they have the tools and support they need to achieve their full potential. I want to help them stay healthy – not only … more
On July 11, the Journal of the American Medical Association published an article written by Barack Obama, JD. While the president devoted only a small portion of his article to the "public option" for insurance, this is part of what he wrote: … more
Already in our state we are feeling the debilitating effects of climate change. The extreme weather events of last August's microbursts, the January 2015 blizzard and Hurricane Sandy have all crushed our businesses and homes. Our rivers and … more
Employee health and well-being is a critical challenge for American companies. We know that poor employee health and well-being is a primary factor in the spiraling cost of health insurance. Add absenteeism, "presenteeism," lack of engagement and … more
To the Editor: There is a way to make downtown Providence more interesting to tourists. The four-mile section of the Blackstone Canal from the head of the Providence River to the Peter Pan bus terminal should be restored. It should … more
Rhode Island's economy continues to recover, with new companies contemplating locating here and existing ones considering investing in growing their footprints and workforces. But one significant issue continues to threaten their growth and the … more
To the Editor: Are you kidding? ("Smart incentive programs start to yield economic fruit for R.I.," Jan. 9, 2016) Do you guys really believe the awarding of a $450,000 tax credit over a 10-year period was the element that precipitated the … more
Political campaigns are not generally known as ideal laboratories for devising sensible, innovative policies. Yet Hillary Clinton's proposals to combat corporate inversions – in which U.S. companies move their tax homes abroad – are just that. … more
Thanks to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the General Assembly, Rhode Island has just become fairer to property owners and home purchasers. Legislation signed into law July 6 effectively prevents municipalities from artificially increasing the … 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
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