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Former chairman and CEO of Hasbro Inc., Alan G. Hassenfeld, and current chairmen of the Hassenfeld Family Initiatives talks to PBN about topics ranging from prospects for Middle East peace to "social philanthropy" to the fact that it's still "pay to play" in Rhode Island. more
The R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner is developing an online data warehouse for the state’s three public institutions of higher education that it hopes to launch next summer. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s working group to “reinvent Medicaid” on Thursday delivered a report containing proposals to cut $91.1 million from the state program, largely at the expense of hospitals and nursing homes. more
House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, D-Cranston, says a new proposal for a minor league baseball stadium in Providence could be announced as early as within the next couple of weeks with the possibility of it being taken up for consideration during a special legislative session this fall. more
Thanks largely to general revenue exceeding estimates and state agencies spending under budget in fiscal 2015, Rhode Island has a surplus for the year that is $46.4 million larger than anticipated, bringing the total for the year to $166.4 million, according to an analysis done by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
Which presidential candidate would be the biggest budget-buster? Bernie Sanders, the welfare-state socialist? Hillary Clinton, the activist-government Democrat? Any of a passel of a passel of no-new-taxes Republicans? Nope. It’s the self-styled arch-conservative, Donald Trump. 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
A key Providence City Council committee approved a standardized plan for tax incentives for the former Interstate 195 lands on Thursday, amending the proposal to include property in the Capital Center development district under the same terms. more
With the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of the latest challenge to Obamacare, the president’s five-year-old health care law may have attained something it has previously lacked: permanence. more
Congressional Republicans acknowledged their options are limited in replacing Obamacare though they vowed that the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding federal subsidies is not the end of their fight. more
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