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OK, let's talk early polls in presidential elections. What exactly do they tell us? They tell us what people are hearing, and sometimes that will matter. While nomination surveys can't successfully predict what will happen in next year's … more
Even a $13 million federal grant hasn’t convinced candidates for governor or mayor of Providence to embrace a proposed city streetcar system. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee was joined this month by several key legislators during a signing ceremony at the Statehouse of legislation to eliminate the “master lever,” or straight-party voting option, on all nonprimary Rhode Island elections that will be held after Jan. 1, 2015. more
NEWPORT – Newport residents fighting the proposed expansion of gambling at Newport Grand have sued the state to block the Nov. 4 referendum, calling it “unconstitutional,” The Associated Press reported last week. more
On any day, a business may encounter a crisis situation that threatens to undermine its good will in the community and may result in substantial legal exposure. In a crisis, it is critical that company executives hear viewpoints from both lawyers … more
Two public goods should come from completion of the investigation and prosecution of Gordon D. Fox, former speaker of the R.I. House, last week. The first is obviously the conviction and sentencing of a corrupt elected official. … more
In a wide-ranging PBN Q&A cover story this week, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo stuck to her talking points about how she feels the state must approach the coming years in order to lift itself out of the hole Rhode Island finds itself in. Sharp-eyed … more
Providence's new mayor, Jorge O. Elorza, may not have inherited a "Category 5 Hurricane" budget situation, as his predecessor, Angel Taveras famously said a few weeks into his tenure. But Mr. Elorza does not have time to stop and smell the roses, … more
PROVIDENCE – Two state lawmakers have introduced legislation that would raise Rhode Island's "subminimum wage" for tipped workers for the first time in nearly two decades and bring it in line with … more
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie D. Baker this month signed an executive order immediately initiating a comprehensive review process for all regulations enforced by the executive branch. The order left in place the regulatory pause announced by the … more
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