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Public Policy
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General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, who took office in January, oversees the Rhode Island public-employee pension plan, which is valued at nearly $8 billion. It is the primary retirement vehicle for 60,000 current and retired state employees, … more
When Emma Beade was a senior at Rhode Island School of Design, she became invested in the idea of getting her school to divest from fossil-fuel-producing companies so it could do its part to save the planet. The student-organized Divest … more
Rhode Island’s budget process was ranked seventh in the nation, tying with Tennessee, by State Policy Reports, a Federal Funds Information for States publication. more
The R.I. Airport Corporation has turned over the relocated Winslow Park ballfields to the city of Warwick, a relocation required by the extension of the primary runway at T.F. Green Airport. more
Rhode Island ended its fiscal year with a stronger bottom line than expected, a $166.4 million general fund surplus that reflects both higher than anticipated revenue and less spending. more
(Updated, 5:55 p.m.) In an inaugural study of Rhode Island’s clean-energy industry, the state is recommending a number of steps be taken to help further expand the sector. more
There are more than 300 state occupational-skills training programs in Rhode Island aimed at putting the unemployed back to work. Despite their number, however, those programs have not been enough to turn around the unemployment problem … more
BOSTON – The owners of a former hazardous-substance disposal operation at the Landfill & Resource Recovery Superfund Site in North Smithfield have agreed to perform and pay for a study to evaluate the extent of, and cleanup options for, … more
The recent financial turmoil already is fueling speculation about a fourth round of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve. Yet the Fed is unlikely to oblige any time soon, nor should it. 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
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