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This past spring, I released “Putting Providence Back to Work,” a roadmap for improving the business climate, infrastructure and human capital of Rhode Island’s capital city. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick signed the $33.6 billion fiscal 2014 Massachusetts budget this month, stating that the package makes “significant investments” in education, health care cost containment and youth-violence prevention. more
When HealthSourceRI, the state’s newly renamed health-benefits exchange, opens for business on Oct. 1, it will offer 28 different health insurance plans – 12 for individuals and 16 for small businesses with fewer than 50 employees. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee Tuesday night vetoed a bill that would have allowed the Providence Redevelopment Authority to construct new commercial and industrial buildings. more
A 17-year-old dispute between Smithfield and Bryant University over the latter’s tax-exempt status finally came to a head this month, after state lawmakers passed a bill requiring the school to negotiate an agreement to help cover the annual cost of its use of town public-safety services by March or be forced to pay those bills. more
(Updated, 11:30 a.m.) After the General Assembly passed a bill last week that would require Bryant University to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to Smithfield in compensation for using the town’s fire, police and rescue services, Bryant President Ronald K. Machtley urged a gubernatorial veto and threatened to sue in its absence at a press conference on Sunday. more
This year’s celebration of the Fourth of July has been amplified by the sesquicentennial of the Union victory at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. The holiday no doubt served up the requisite dose of patriotic feeling, sentimentality and togetherness to convince us that we have exercised some civic virtue. But the vacation time spent with family and friends will mostly serve to remind us that we are exhausted. more
Here’s an odd thing I’ve found as a foreigner living in Washington, D.C.: The longer I’m here the more alien I feel. more
One bill passed in its waning moments last week by the General Assembly has taken a step that threatens to politicize a simple, nonpartisan tool for cause-based fundraising while challenging the church-state barrier that is one of Rhode Island’s founding principles. more
A package of nine bills designed to strengthen Rhode Island gun laws got whittled down to three that were approved by lawmakers in the final days of the 2013 session of the General Assembly. more
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