What did the delegates at the Republican National Convention like?
Mostly, they liked disliking things. And being afraid of things. And especially, Donald Trump, who is afraid of so many things, and dislikes them all.
Editor's note: This is the third of a four-part series exploring how well Rhode Island cities and towns are funding municipal pension and benefit plans and the public-policy ramifications.
Leading up to the financial crisis of 2008, cities …
As soon as it was clear beyond doubt that Senator Ted Cruz wasn't going to endorse Donald Trump in his speech at the Republican convention, it was also clear that Cruz's speech was the only one that was going to be discussed the next day.
The Slater Technology Fund has invested nearly $40 million in local companies since its establishment in 1996. But with no allocation from the state, it must fund operations from money that could be used for further investments. Should the state allocate money back to the fund, something it has done up until the last two fiscal years?
This year's legislative session once again denied any operating funds for the Slater Technology Fund.
Just to review, Slater is a nonprofit that makes seed and early-stage investments in local companies. Since its creation 20 years ago, …