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Now and then a worthy economic proposal comes along that seems as politically unattainable as it is sensible. Then, on closer inspection, you see that it's more than a policy-wonk's fantasy. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza unveiled a $716.8 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year Wednesday, a spending package that includes reductions in the commercial and residential tax rates, and an increased exemption for auto excise taxes, but which will most likely result in increased taxes for many property owners due to rising assessments. more
We all learned in school that our system of government involves three separate branches - the legislative, executive and judicial - each with the ability to keep the others from becoming too powerful or exceeding their authority. more
More than 62 percent of respondents in a recently released Brown University poll rated as fair to poor the job that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is doing, according to the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy. more
RespectAbility said that Rhode Island, as of 2014, ranked 32nd in employment of disabled persons, with only 33.9 percent of all 63,400 working-age Rhode Islanders who identify as disabled being employed. more
In advance of Tuesday’s presidential primary in Rhode Island, the U.S. Census Bureau released statistics about Ocean State voters, showing that the majority – 79 percent – are white, and that 45.3 percent are between the ages of 18 and 44. more
Former state representative Donald J. Lally Jr. has resigned his position as the small business liaison in the Raimondo administration. more
The two Democratic candidates competing for the party’s presidential nomination have started opening offices in Rhode Island, preparing for the state’s April 26 primary election. more
Bankruptcy in Providence is not an option, says National Resource Network Executive Director David Eichenthal, whose organization is tasked with coming up with ideas to help the city fix its financial problems. more
A standardized tax stabilization agreement that could attract developers to the largely untouched City Centre Warwick district has the support of the city’s leaders, according to an announcement Wednesday. more
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