Updated May 27 at 3:27pm
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The city on May 29 filed a federal lawsuit against Santander Bank, alleging it discriminated against the city’s minority communities by refusing to make prime mortgage loans. Is Providence Mayor Angel Taveras right to try to serve as the voice for minorities in this instance? more
Last week Cranston-based The Procaccianti Group announced a plan to demolish the brutalist-style John E. Fogarty Memorial Building and erect in its place a 170-room hotel. What do you think of that plans? more
Last week the R.I. Department of Health gave its final approval for the creation of for-profit Prospect CharterCare LLC. Is there a perceived difference between the health care services offered by for-profit hospitals or nonprofits? Would you avoid one to use only the other kind of hospital? more
Following a report suggesting not repaying the bonds issued on behalf of 38 Studios would result in harm to Rhode Island’s credit rating, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee said gubernatorial candidates advocating not repaying the bonds were unfit for the office. What do you think about the issue of repaying the bonds? more
Last week the White House released a report documenting the current effects of climate change on different regions of the nation. President Barack Obama then took to the airwaves for a series of … more
Last week the White House released a report detailing the buying power impact of a federally mandated $10.10 minimum wage for all 50 states. Do you think it is a good idea? more
Do you think the lawsuit filed by the city of Providence against financial services firms and the NYSE for allegedly diverting billions of dollars from investors in the U.S. capital markets is something the city should be involved in? more
An oft-heard complaint from Rhode Island businesses is the negative effect that regulations have on their operations. Do you have a sense which set of regulations – federal, state or local – do the most harm to companies in the region? more
Last week, the police officer block of state employees rejected the proposed settlement on the lawsuit filed by workers against the pension reform law of 2011, as well as earlier reform efforts. What should the state do in response to that vote? more
A little more than two years after its first incarnation took shape, the Providence Economic Development Partnership is re-launching its Innovation Investment Program. It is a good idea? more
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