Mayor Jorge O. Elorza unveiled a $716.8 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year Wednesday, a spending package that includes reductions in the commercial and residential tax rates, and an increased exemption for auto excise taxes, but which will most likely result in increased taxes for many property owners due to rising assessments.
We all learned in school that our system of government involves three separate branches - the legislative, executive and judicial - each with the ability to keep the others from becoming too powerful or exceeding their authority.
More than 62 percent of respondents in a recently released Brown University poll rated as fair to poor the job that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is doing, according to the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy.
RespectAbility said that Rhode Island, as of 2014, ranked 32nd in employment of disabled persons, with only 33.9 percent of all 63,400 working-age Rhode Islanders who identify as disabled being employed.
In advance of Tuesday’s presidential primary in Rhode Island, the U.S. Census Bureau released statistics about Ocean State voters, showing that the majority – 79 percent – are white, and that 45.3 percent are between the ages of 18 and 44.
On April 11 the R.I. Supreme Court denied The Providence Journal’s effort to gain access to the R.I. State Police reports about the underage-drinking incident at then-Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s Exeter property. Did the court’s decision frustrate a legitimate investigation of the state police’s actions?