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As soon as it was clear beyond doubt that Senator Ted Cruz wasn't going to endorse Donald Trump in his speech at the Republican convention, it was also clear that Cruz's speech was the only one that was going to be discussed the next day. more
An oft-heard complaint is that Rhode Island's public sector spends too much money, with poor results. But that is not always the case. For instance, according to usgovernmentspending.com, the Ocean State ranks No. 13 for the highest health … 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
What did the delegates at the Republican National Convention like? Mostly, they liked disliking things. And being afraid of things. And especially, Donald Trump, who is afraid of so many things, and dislikes them all. more
It is no secret that Rhode Island has a perception problem. As in, the Ocean State is perceived as a poor place to do business, to plant roots or even to find a job. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has done more than any others in recent memory to … more
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza last month said residents and business leaders will finally see "cranes in the sky" this year. He sees a city about to turn a fiscal corner after years of stagnation. But if the city really is set for a … more
Exhibit Most Recent of why the General Assembly is as likely to do more harm than good is proposed legislation relating to worker scheduling by employers. The heart of the issue is the increasing variability and short notice of changes of … 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
This essay forms a preface to two roundtables conducted by PBN – one for governors (present and former) and the other for business leaders. They are all engaged in understanding what makes Rhode Island tick, and more importantly, how we can get it … more
On the occasion of Providence Business News' 30th anniversary, PBN invited Rhode Island's six current and former governors to discuss Rhode Island's economy and their tenures in the state's chief executive office. PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy … more
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