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State Rep. Aaron Regunberg is urging Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to remain committed to accepting refugees from the Syrian crisis, saying Rhode Island must remain true to America’s identity as a sanctuary for those seeking peace and safety. more
PROVIDENCE – General Treasurer Seth Magaziner wants more stringent regulatory oversight of private-equity investment expenses, saying the opacity of current standards puts Rhode Island in an unfavorable negotiating position. Despite his … more
The midsummer break in a post-gubernatorial election year projects a certain lull over the state in terms of political fire. What is not lost however is the need for Rhode Island as a whole to delve deeper into the issues preventing businesses from … more
Hours before the first face-off of the Democratic presidential campaign, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley stood in the far left corner of the White Star Ale House, a sleek bar in downtown Cedar Rapids, greeting a line of voters, some committed, others not so much. more
When I became speaker of the House of Representatives two years ago, I wanted to send a clear message that reform was critical to moving our state forward. more
Small business is the lifeblood of Rhode Island economy. We have over 95,000 small businesses, and they employ our friends and families. more
When the George W. Bush Institute commissioned Nobel-winning economist Edward Prescott to analyze its proposal to generate 4 percent annual growth for the U.S., the famously pro-free-market Prescott replied that a target of 3 percent was better for the long run. 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
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
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