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If the state's public officials want to make a real difference in Rhode Island's future, they should spend less time on getting to the bottom of the 38 Studios mess and more, a lot more, on the looming public-finance meltdown over unfunded liabilities for local pensions and other post-employment benefits (also known as OPEBs). more
1Senate right not to ban vaping PUBLISHED IN PRINT: JULY 22 The R.I. Senate made the right decision when it chose not to pass a ban on the use of e-cigarettes, or "vaping," early in the morning on the last day of the legislative … more
Aetna warned the government in a July letter that it would be financially forced to step back its participation in Obamacare's individual insurance exchanges if the Justice Department tried to block its $28 billion purchase of Humana. more
Aetna is pulling out of 11 of the 15 states it serves on the Obamacare exchanges. Longtime readers of this column will be unsurprised at the reason: It's losing substantial amounts of money on its exchange policies. more
The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission agreed Monday to spend up to $2 million to help the state finance construction of a pedestrian bridge over the Providence River to connect its development parcels. more
Wholesale prices in the United States unexpectedly fell in July by the most in almost a year, a sign inflation is likely to stay muted. more
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston joined local and state leaders on Friday to celebrate seven Rhode Island municipalities selected as design-grant recipients of the Working Cities Challenge, a cross-sector collaborative designed to improve the lives of low-income people in small- to mid-sized cities. 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
While Boston ultimately won the competition for General Electric Co.'s new global headquarters, Rhode Island made such a good showing that the multinational decided to locate an office of its new GE Digital division in the Ocean State. In … more
(Updated, 8:10 a.m., Aug. 12) The board of directors for the R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority announced Thursday it had voted to approve the 2017 Ten-Year Renewal and Replacement Plan. more
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