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TO THE EDITOR: Unemployment benefits are clearly out of control ("10 things that will turn Rhode Island around," Feb. 9, 2015. The law must have been written during much better times. For example, a … 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
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 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
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
On Jan. 5, The New York Times ran an article about the anguished outcry of Harvard University’s faculty over the imposition of copays and deductibles for their health care coverage. Even with these changes, coverage for Harvard’s employees remains significantly richer than that typically in the marketplace. more
Tom Friedman, author of “The World is Flat,” told us in 2005 about a fast-moving economic platform, accelerated by information technology advances, which created an environment in which it’s easy to source talent and do business globally. more
The Vermont single-payer initiative, which was cited both locally and nationally as a transformational model for a lower-cost health care system, collapsed in the latter part of December. It couldn’t work because it tried to replace the employer-based system – one in which a majority of consumers receive health insurance from their employer – with an impractical proposal that would have required $2.5 billion in additional funding (in fiscal 2012, the state had only $2.7 billion in total tax revenue). more
A recent Providence Business News article (“Rewarding students with a jump-start on life,” Jan. 5, 2015) pointed out that local businesses can play an important part in the educational process. more
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