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The Trump administration doubled down on its demand that House Republican leaders hold a vote Friday on their embattled health care bill without any changes and with lingering uncertainty about whether they have enough support to pass the measure. more
Immigration is the topic of the day. more
PROVIDENCE – Providence County has the lowest tax burden among Rhode Island's five counties, according to SmartAsset's third-annual study. The financial-services company said the overall tax burden is lowest in Providence County, thanks … more
Coalitions are the bread and butter of the type of public-interest advocacy we engage in at Common Cause Rhode Island. On voting rights, for example, we collaborate with many groups, including the League of Women Voters and the NAACP. more
To the Editor: As a business owner, I welcome an earned sick-day policy. In Rhode Island, more than 40 percent of private-sector workers are not able to accrue paid sick days. When workers or their family members get sick, … more
In a "letter to the community" this week, Richard R. Spies, board chair of The Providence Plan, details the organization's response to the embezzlement that came to light last summer, with a special emphasis on the board of directors' … more
To the Editor: An open letter to the community from The Providence Plan: For more than 25 years, ProvPlan has worked with state and city leadership to develop evidence and provide advice on a wide range of public-policy issues of … more
It is quizzical that in President Donald Trump's first budget proposal he has proposed eliminating the $124 million federal match for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, putting in grave jeopardy programs such as Polaris MEP in Rhode Island. … more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo warned on Thursday against the effects of Trumpcare, the president’s alternative to the Affordable Care Act, saying it would put in jeopardy health insurance coverage for 70,000 Rhode Islanders. more
A move is afoot to include mobile homes in the definition of affordable housing, for the purposes of allowing cities and towns in Rhode Island to meet state requirements for affordable housing. more
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