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The latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration remind us that despite the relatively mild winter, Rhode Island households and businesses continue to pay up to 60 percent more than the national average for electricity and about 50 … more
New lending companies such as On Deck and LendingClub, new media companies such as BuzzFeed and Mashable and new transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft all have something in common: In many ways, they are essentially traditional businesses wrapped in fashionable narratives to seem like visionary tech firms. more
America’s universities have become behemoths -- the result of swelling donations, rising tuitions and growing anxiety among parents that their children cannot succeed without college degrees. more
You’ve been waiting more than four years since Congress passed the JOBS Act to use equity crowdfunding to raise capital for your company. more
There has been a fair amount of buzz in the days after Prince’s death about his estate plan, whether he has a will, whether he did or did not do any planning. Time will see this out. more
For all the uproar over U.S. drug pricing, you wouldn’t expect to hear that drug spending slowed for many last year. A big reason? An increasingly powerful group of medication middlemen called pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which negotiate drug prices on behalf of insurers, employers and the government. more
When I first ran for office, I campaigned on a platform of “environmental economics.” What does that mean? It means putting wind turbines, solar arrays and small-scale renewable energy projects at the forefront of economic development. more
Development is finally starting to take a foothold in Providence and throughout the state after years of inactivity while just to our north, Boston has experienced one of the largest building booms in the city’s history. more
Can Bernie Sanders do something productive with all the enthusiasm he has generated? Something besides wage a campaign against Hillary Clinton he is set to lose? more
In 1992, justices of the Rhode Island Supreme Court declared unanimously that prior to the Ethics Commission, “widespread breaches of trust, cronyism, impropriety and other violations of ethical tandards decimated the public’s trust in government.” The 1986 Constitutional Convention passed an extraordinary Ethics in Government Amendment, and the people approved. more
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