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Politics
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The presidential candidacies of Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders attest to a widespread anger with our federal government. A similar sentiment pervades Rhode Island. 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
Donald J. Farish, president of Roger Williams University in Bristol, recently penned a column for The Chronicle of Higher Education about college affordability. more
In two months on the road covering the 2016 presidential primaries, I’ve seen the U.S. going through something of an identity crisis, after decades of dominance. The candidates are talking about what the voters are thinking about: What does it mean for America to be great? more
Gov. Raimondo’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget contains a line that if adopted would increase the excise tax on cigarettes by 25 cents a pack. 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
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
The General Assembly passed legislation Thursday that allows Twin River to transfer Newport Grand operations to a new casino in Tiverton – if voters approve the measure statewide and in the proposed host town. more
Small-business owners are paying close attention to the presidential primary elections, and the majority of them say candidates from both parties only understand small business somewhat or not at all. more
The Massachusetts economy is “emitting mixed signals,” according to the latest MassBenchmarks Current Economic Index. more
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