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Thanks largely to general revenue exceeding estimates and state agencies spending under budget in fiscal 2015, Rhode Island has a surplus for the year that is $46.4 million larger than anticipated, bringing the total for the year to $166.4 million, according to an analysis done by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
Which presidential candidate would be the biggest budget-buster? Bernie Sanders, the welfare-state socialist? Hillary Clinton, the activist-government Democrat? Any of a passel of a passel of no-new-taxes Republicans? Nope. It’s the self-styled arch-conservative, Donald Trump. more
The recent announcement that Providence and the R.I. Public Transit Authority have backed away from plans to build a streetcar and instead create an "enhanced transit corridor" is indeed good news. While the appeal of the streetcar project … more
Rhode Islanders gave the state’s public school system a collective C in the latest Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership poll. At the same time, roughly half of the poll respondents said that the state was moving in the wrong direction. more
This year's legislative session once again denied any operating funds for the Slater Technology Fund. Just to review, Slater is a nonprofit that makes seed and early-stage investments in local companies. Since its creation 20 years ago, … more
With the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of the latest challenge to Obamacare, the president’s five-year-old health care law may have attained something it has previously lacked: permanence. more
The state of Rhode Island, small in population and size, carries an outsized political reputation. Specifically, it has struggled to move past a history of political corruption and poor choices in economic development. But Rhode Islanders … more
The theme of Providence Business News' 25th Anniversary story on the region's health care scene was change, and that lens is still the one to use when reviewing the trends in Rhode Island and its environs. Relatively recent changes – creating … more
How could the good done by the majority of those receiving legislative grants be missed in the media frenzy over the abuse of a few? In the spirit of fairness, people need to look at the big picture. more
After helping to include a $15 million appropriation for mental health first aid in the fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill, Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is encouraging more Rhode Islanders to take part in this public education and awareness program. more
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