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Public Policy
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A day after Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed legislation authorizing the RhodeWorks bridge and overpass repair program, the state Department of Transportation late Friday afternoon posted four advertisements seeking private companies or consultants to help carry out the work. more
A decade ago then-Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline held a competition to design a park for the land being freed up by the relocation of Interstate 195. The winning proposal included a pedestrian bridge linking the east and west sides of the … more
Starting with the Navy shrinking its presence nearly half a century ago, Aquidneck Island has lost more than one-quarter of its population, with Newport and Middletown accounting for the entire decline. And the state expects that trend to continue. … more
Rhode Island is the 22nd best state to retire, according to Bankrate.com, based on cost of living, crime rate, health care quality, state and local tax burden, personal well-being for seniors and weather. 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
Listen vi. 1 to pay attention to sound 2 to hear something with thoughtful attention, give consideration 3 to be alert to catch an expected sound. It seems pretty straightforward. But in the age of Twitter and texts and Facebook and … 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
WalletHub released its latest corporate tax rate report, and Woonsocket-based CVS Health Corp. is eighth on the list of companies paying the highest overall tax rate in the nation at 39.3 percent. 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
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