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By passing legislation that allows for the creation of so-called “benefit corporations,” as well as what are known as L3C, or low-profit limited liability corporations, the General Assembly, and Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, who signed the bill into law, have made a small improvement in the state’s business climate. more
To all those Ocean State nattering nabobs of negativism, Rhode Island is chock full of success stories. more
While Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s decision to not seek a second term has simplified the politics of the upcoming race for the state’s top elective office, it does little to combat the continuing economic doldrums that Rhode Island finds itself mired in. To make a dent on that issue, Gov. Chafee needs to remain engaged in the state’s governance, as well as focused on handing over a business climate to his successor that does more to help than harm Ocean State enterprises. more
Too many in Rhode Island do not understand in their bones that we have a continuing spending problem. Exhibit A: legislation passed in the just-concluded legislative session that raised the allowable tax on gross rental receipts from affordable-housing projects that towns and cities can charge (in lieu of a standard property tax) from 8 percent to 10 percent. more
Providence is becoming ever more attractive as a place to live. But one shortcoming in the development of the downtown neighborhood is the lack of certain amenities – a full-service grocery store being among them. Another is the dearth of 24-hour delis and the like. If you want to get some high-quality, late-night (or early morning) eats, you’re out of luck. You won’t find what is so easy to patronize in New York City, for instance. more
Anytime someone makes an $8 million investment in Rhode Island, and doesn’t require a taxpayer incentive to do so, it’s a win for the Ocean State. And thanks to the Rhode Island Blood Center, we can all take a minute to celebrate just such a moment. more
When 400 people take a morning out of their busy schedules to listen to a panel discussion that is not likely to generate more revenue or inspire a product innovation, you know the event must be important. And last week’s PBN Summit on the Health Benefits Exchange was just that. more
The only true, defensible advantage is innovation. It’s a simple thought, but one that demands repetition. It is also at the core of two events held in Providence this month that put Rhode Island on a national footing on the subject. more
After five years of regulatory hurdles and delays, it’s easy to forget about the full promise of Deepwater Wind’s proposed offshore wind-energy projects. Yes, a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island and a much larger, 200-turbine project in federal waters off the state’s coast would add to the region’s alternative energy supply. more
Look up “dysfunction” in the dictionary, and you are not likely to see “the relationship between the Rhode Island governor and the General Assembly” as a definition. But you should. more
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