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Politics
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The state's uninsured rate has been cut in half, to 5 percent, since 2012, thanks in part to the state-run health-benefits exchange. But health care costs continue to rise beyond what many workers and businesses can afford. Rhode Island is … more
In two months on the road covering the 2016 presidential primaries, I’ve seen the U.S. going through something of an identity crisis, after decades of dominance. The candidates are talking about what the voters are thinking about: What does it mean for America to be great? more
“In the future, there will be tolls on cars and the money will go into the general fund!” This has been a rallying point for those opposing the RhodeWorks plan, which involves tolls on 18-wheelers. The problem with this rallying cry? It is wildly misleading and inaccurate. more
Restaurant executives are increasingly blaming this year’s presidential election for creating negative news and crimping sales. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says that when out-of-state business leaders see her coming, they know what's about to happen. She's going to sell Rhode Island to them. Of course she is. In a state that doesn't require big numbers to move the needle, … more
PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Nov. 14 launched a new campaign to bring issues related to immigration, racism and criminal justice to the forefront of public discussion leading up to the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Donald J. … more
When it comes to being an advocate of good government here in Rhode Island, patience is not only a virtue, it's a pragmatic necessity. That's because the pace of reform is a slow grind from one major issue to the next. Every reform issue that has … more
Barnes & Noble Inc. CEO Len Riggio is happy with the U.S. presidential election -- happy it’s over. more
It’s the beginning of the end for major job cuts at U.S. banks, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., a firm that advises many of them on workplace reductions. more
The presidential candidacies of Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders attest to a widespread anger with our federal government. A similar sentiment pervades Rhode Island. more
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