Updated February 13 at 6:25pm
Op-ed / Letters to the Editor
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Last year, in an attempt to bring Rhode Island more economic viability by making it easier to do business, I sponsored legislation along with Rep. K. Joseph Shekarchi that created the Qualified Jobs Incentive Act. That legislation became law when it was signed by Gov. Gina Raimondo. more
This year has been awash with financial and business intrigue and excitement. Here, then, are my awards for the most fascinating stories of 2015. more
So much is made today of the proverbial ‘Millennial Generation.’ more
“In the future, there will be tolls on cars and the money will go into the general fund!” This has been a rallying point for those opposing the RhodeWorks plan, which involves tolls on 18-wheelers. The problem with this rallying cry? It is wildly misleading and inaccurate. more
Given it is hurricane season, it is appropriate to ask whether Rhode Islanders are any safer from a hurricane today than they were three years ago when Hurricane Sandy hit. The answer is probably "somewhat safer," given the efforts of … more
We have retooled Rhode Island's Manufacturing Extension Partnership center this year. Polaris MEP is poised and ready to better support smaller manufacturing companies in the state. Ninety-five percent of the state's 1,600 manufacturers have fewer … more
Most of the sectors that saw big gains in February's payroll report aren't exactly high-end. Food services and drinking places (average hourly earnings: $12.70) added 58,700 jobs, seasonally adjusted; retail trade ($17.33) added 32,000; couriers and … more
The region's leaders should be working together to keep the PawSox in Pawtucket. McCoy Stadium is a place where a family of six can attend a game and each family member could have a hot dog and a soda for less than $60. The … more
The U.S. now has half as many publicly listed companies trading on its exchanges as it did at the peak in 1996. Listed companies reached a high of 7,322. That number today is down almost by half to 3,700 and is more than 1,000 lower than in 1975, … more
Over the winter break, my teenage children observed, based on their friends and acquaintances, that young adults are much less eager to get their driver's licenses than they once were, and that in general fewer young people have them. more
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