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The current issue of Providence Business News looks at what efforts have been made – or should be made – to come to terms with the $5.6 billion in unfunded liabilities that cities and towns have for their pension and OPEB liabilities. Should the state insert itself into the municipal crisis and make reform a local priority through legislative action? more
Providence, along with the rest of Rhode Island, has seen an explosion in the number of food trucks offering food to the public. And while many brick-and-mortar restaurants resent the success the … more
The recent decision by the R.I. State Police and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin not to prosecute anyone as the result of their investigation is not satisfying. Do you have confidence that the investigation was done well and without influence? more
Rhode Island’s cities and towns have roughly $3.3 billion in unfunded liabilities for post-employment benefits for municipal workers. Which should municipalities do, pay for the full value of the benefits or take the money and invest in infrastructure? more
The recent announcement by the R.I. Public Transit Authority that it had contracted with private security firm AlliedBarton to place uniformed and unarmed security personnel in Kennedy Plaza was greeted with a wide range of reactions. Will the added security change the perceptions of Kennedy Plaza? more
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? more
After a year-long investigation, FBI Director James B. Comey concluded that no charges should be brought against Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. Did politics play a role in that decision? more
The vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union set off a worldwide stock sell-off as well as recriminations on all sides of the British political aisle. What will Brexit mean to you? more
A recent report by GOBankingRates.com said that Rhode Island was the 11th-worst state in which to retire, based on a number of factors that include taxes, living expenses, banking, health insurance and social security. Where are looking to retire? more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo made her political name while as general treasurer in 2011, she championed the major reform to the state’s pension system. Should she force towns and cities to deal with their own pension and post-employment benefits unfunded liabilities today? more
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