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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
No fewer than five contenders are atop the crowded Republican presidential pack, according to a Quinnipiac University poll out Thursday. more
BOSTON – The city is suing the Mass. Gaming Commission, challenging the commission’s awarding of the sole Boston-area casino license to a Wynn Resorts project in Everett, according to the Boston Globe’s website. more
When Beth Cunha tells her students how some of the United States’ best colleges and universities are right here in Rhode Island, she often hears the response: “It doesn’t matter, Miss. I wouldn’t get in anyway. I don’t have the money and ‘they’ would never give someone like me a scholarship.” more
If some of the state money colleges and universities in Rhode Island receive were tied to student graduation goals, would the schools become more effective in producing the kinds of graduates businesses say they need?
That's part of the rationale … more
PROVIDENCE – R.I. Department of Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly announced last month that she has disbanded the Woonsocket Budget Commission and returned control of the city's finances to its administration. The commission first … more
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