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Editorials
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Another budget season, another late night/early morning at the Statehouse. What did we learn? n Business-friendly programs proposed by the governor were retained (or augmented), from dropping the minimum corporate tax to $400 from $450, to … more
Between the world-class culinary education offered at Johnson & Wales University, the growing farm-to-table movement, the increasing number of food-production startups and stalwarts, and of course, stellar restaurants, Rhode Island is deeply engaged … more
For the last seven years, the number of permits issued in Rhode Island for construction of new multifamily and single-family housing units has remained below 1,000 per year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Yet, with a need for 34,600 … more
What's not to like? General Electric Co. is opening a new technology center in Providence and has started the hiring process for the 100 jobs it expects to put here. The decision to build a satellite office in Rhode Island after the … more
Each class of Best Places To Work honorees displays commonalities in approach to business. They are not always the same. For instance, last year, it was passion and innovation that were the hallmark of many winners. This year's honorees … more
The House's June 7 support for voter approval of any tax agreement negotiated between the Burrillville Town Council and developers of a proposed power plant is a blatant attempt to give local opponents of the project as much leverage as possible. … more
Then-General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, then-Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the General Assembly did a difficult and courageous thing in 2011 when they faced the state's pension crisis head on. Would that someone would step forward to tackle a … more
Citizens Financial Group Inc.'s declaration of independence from Royal Bank of Scotland PLC late last year did not have the global resonance of one made 240 years ago, but there is something enjoyable about telling a "royal" entity goodbye. … more
With the opening of its new Providence campus, Roger Williams University is recommitting to its roots. Founded 60 years ago in Providence as a two-year institution that aimed to educate working adults, RWU is taking the opportunity to make … more
Of the 40 most valuable commercial properties in Providence, only four are subject to full taxation, according to the latest revaluation done for the city. Let that sink in. Providence's fiscal challenges are well-known, especially its … more
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