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Op-ed / Letters to the Editor
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As Rhode Island’s new RhodeWorks infrastructure improvement program is implemented in the coming months, the anticipated costs of a planned truck-only, toll-financed infrastructure program has generated an important set of questions and concerns about the state’s future business climate. more
Selling prescription drugs is a classic principal-agent problem. more
The June 3 employment report cast a pall over the economic outlook. Headline jobs growth of just 38,000 was much weaker than expected and left us all wondering whether the Federal Reserve would wait longer to raise interest rates. more
The Independent Man standing on top of our Statehouse calls us to a new outlook on energy. Today there is precious little independence in Rhode Island's energy supply. Here at the end of the pipe we over-rely on foreign fuel supplies, generating … more
Two recent controversies highlight what hospitals face today. The first is the attempt by Care New England to eliminate obstetrics (and likely other) services at Memorial Hospital. The second is the attempt by Texas-based Neighbors Emergency Center … more
People have strong opinions about what constitutes affluence. Last week I ventured that U.S. households with six-figure incomes generally make the cut, given that they make up the top quarter of the income distribution. more
The sharp May hiring slowdown revealed in Friday’s employment report took a lot of people -- including me -- by surprise. It shouldn’t have. more
A little over a month ago, I was proud to be appointed the chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight. In my new role, my focus will be making government work for Rhode Islanders. more
This has been a very noisy few months in terms of the information that investors have to think about. The U.S elections have been a wild ride -- surprising and, in many ways, unprecedented. … more
In early May, municipal leaders and public safety personnel from 14 communities across Rhode Island stood with me at the State House to send a strong and unified message to the General Assembly: The time to act on regionalization is now. more
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