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The push is on to make recreational marijuana use legal in Rhode Island. The pro-legalization campaign says it's an economic imperative. The expectation is that a tax-revenue bonanza would help ameliorate the state's persistent budget … more
Rhode Island's reputation for high-quality restaurants is the result of the talent and work ethic of its chefs, many former students here at Johnson & Wales University, but many also trained at some of the world's best schools and eateries. … more
Former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee had an oft-repeated mantra – improve the overall conditions for business and hide the incentives, and companies will beat a path to your door. That approach arguably may have worked during his tenure as mayor … more
Businesses know that investment is the prelude to future profitability. Without it, the enterprise withers and dies sooner or later. Much of the resistance to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's truck-tolling plan to invest in our roads and bridges is … more
With their announcement last week of a plan to start tolling large commercial vehicles traveling through Rhode Island to pay for $700 million in bridge and highway repairs over the next 10 years, the state's elected leaders have shown they … more
Once heavy lifting of the fiscal 2016 budget was behind it, the General Assembly faced some important end-of-session work. Unfortunately, one proposal that stood out for action – but was denied – is what Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has named … more
Rhode Islanders will be debating the quality and effectiveness of the state's new tourism and economic-development initiative, "Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer," for quite a while. What should not take long to evaluate, however, is the … more
The recent announcement that Providence and the R.I. Public Transit Authority have backed away from plans to build a streetcar and instead create an "enhanced transit corridor" is indeed good news. While the appeal of the streetcar project … more
It was predictable, that when the R.I. Department of Transportation announced it was creating eight new positions and reclassifying six others as part of a new organizational structure, there was much gnashing of teeth in the public sphere. … more
June 30 came and went, and Congress did not reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. That lack of action will hurt Rhode Island's economy. Based on information provided by U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline, the Ex-Im Bank has helped Ocean State … more
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