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Op-ed / Letters to the Editor
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The dawn of a fresh calendar leads to a rise in optimism among many Rhode Island business leaders. Shadows of past struggles and failures, such as bankruptcy and corruption, give way to more … more
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament tipped off last week, and one of the questions that was on everyone’s mind prior to the start was: Should I root for – or against – Harvard? more
Two years ago, we gathered with 300 business and community leaders at the R.I. Convention Center for Make It Happen RI. Our goal was to generate new ideas and specific action steps for improving Rhode Island’s economy. We are frequently asked, so what happened? The two-year mark seems like a good chance to reflect. more
When Reggie Jackson’s five-year, $2.9 million contract with the New York Yankees kicked off baseball’s free-agent era in 1976, a box seat at Yankee Stadium – the best in the house – would run you $5.50. Thirty-eight years later, the minimum salary for a major leaguer is just below Jackson’s then-record amount. more
TO THE EDITOR: On the first point ("10 things that will turn Rhode Island around," Feb. 9, 2015), "Support small business," allow me to share a proposal to our state government, business community … more
The week of March 31 to April 4 marked Education Awareness Week in Rhode Island. It is a collaboration between Junior Achievement and Teach For America to highlight the work that our teachers and schools are doing to educate and inspire our students, the future leaders of our state. We do this by inviting community leaders to take on difficult and innovative work as guest teachers in classrooms. more
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp announced recently that he’ll be leaving Congress at the end of this term. The Michigan Republican recently put together a tax-reform proposal that was widely hailed as at least a reasonable first step toward serious policy. more
Today I feel happy and even proud to be a resident of Rhode Island. I live in a state where people take the human causes of climate change seriously. Our efforts take a variety of forms. As … more
It’s February, the month for love. Your Statehouse bulges with people who profess to love you. Now make them give you a Valentine’s bouquet of healthy legislation. State laws and regulations … more
We must accept that improving Rhode Island’s economy is never going to be easy. Our cost of government will always be higher because of our small footprint and trial-size population. more
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