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Providence City Council's rejection of a proposed $40 million infrastructure bond issuance has laid bare the shortcomings of the current system for electing its members. Citing concerns about the city's fiscal condition, the group against … more
When people talk about the big picture, it is usually a metaphor. But in the case of offshore wind energy, it's a lot more than that. As this week's cover story and photo, "Will being first pay off for Ocean State?" make clear, offshore … more
When Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. CEO Nigel Travis took the time on Oct. 5 to speak at Johnson & Wales University, he was modeling behavior that the entire business community could learn from. His appointment as a distinguished professor at … more
For those thinking that the finalized reforms to the state-worker pension system took care of all its issues, think again. The outstanding problem is the fund's assumed rate of return. At the moment it is 7.5 percent. And with the reforms, … more
Rhode Islanders face seven ballot questions this year, and few of them are simple to endorse or reject. Question 1 Does the state need to replace the diminishing asset that is Newport Grand? Absolutely. And the proposal by Twin … more
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner has said he is going to reduce the use of hedge funds in the state's $7.6 billion pension fund. Given the poor returns and high fee structures of hedge funds, a change makes sense. But there is a much larger … more
The Working Cities Challenge is a Federal Reserve Bank of Boston program designed to create an economic resurgence in communities after "years of population and economic decline." To that end, the Boston Fed is having seven of the state's urban-core … more
More than two decades after its opening, the R.I. Convention Center still routinely runs a deficit, even with the revenue that its parking facility and food services provide. Factor in the debt service – with $300 million still on the books – … more
School's in, and for no one is that more true than Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. In the span of less than two weeks, the governor has: n Set new goals for 3rd grade reading in the public schools – 75 percent reading at grade level by … more
Last week Providence Business News spoke with House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, and a major theme of the question-and-answer cover story involved how the speaker was planning on dealing with the legislature's reputation for having ethically challenged members. more
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