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The R.I. State Retirement Commission assumes that the state workers’ pension fund will return 7.5 percent each year, but it has not come close to that kind of performance in the last decade. Should the state change its investment return assumption and by how much? more
Last week the state revealed that the high school class of 2016 saw an increase in the number of students taking the SAT test, but the average score for high school seniors declined in all three aspects of the test, critical reading, writing and mathematics. Is the state on the right path with its approach to public school education? more
For 215 college graduates working in STEM fields in Rhode Island, Christmas came a little early, when the initial class of Wavemaker Fellowships were chosen. Is this a good plan to improve the quality of Rhode Island’s workforce? more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo made the announcement recently that the state was going to proceed with replacing the Routes 6 and 10 connector corridor in Providence without incorporating any of the community ideas designed to connect Olneyville to the rest of the city? Is that a good idea? more
Providence was ranked the 14th best college town in the nation by College Rank late last month, with the publication citing “funky shops and cafes, street-art exhibits and clear signs of political activism,” among other things. Do the things that make a good college town also make it good for business? more
Recently Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza came out against a natural gas liquifaction facility that National Grid wants to construct off Allens Ave. on the Providence waterfront. more
The current issue of PBN includes the results of the Summer 2016 Business Survey, in which executives in companies in the Top List database are asked questions about the region’s economy and their expectations. In that vein, how do you see your company’s prospects through the rest of the year? Are you confident enough to hire more staff in 2016? more
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
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