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Republicans scrapped a vote on the embattled health care bill Friday as a growing number of Republicans declared they opposed the latest version just a day after President Donald Trump demanded a do-or-die vote on the longtime GOP priority. more
President Donald Trump won an important victory in his efforts to restrict travel to the U.S. from six predominantly Muslim countries, even though he still can’t enforce it. more
The Trump administration doubled down on its demand that House Republican leaders hold a vote Friday on their embattled health care bill without any changes and with lingering uncertainty about whether they have enough support to pass the measure. more
Immigration is the topic of the day. more
PROVIDENCE – Providence County has the lowest tax burden among Rhode Island's five counties, according to SmartAsset's third-annual study. The financial-services company said the overall tax burden is lowest in Providence County, thanks … more
Coalitions are the bread and butter of the type of public-interest advocacy we engage in at Common Cause Rhode Island. On voting rights, for example, we collaborate with many groups, including the League of Women Voters and the NAACP. more
To the Editor: As a business owner, I welcome an earned sick-day policy. In Rhode Island, more than 40 percent of private-sector workers are not able to accrue paid sick days. When workers or their family members get sick, … more
In a "letter to the community" this week, Richard R. Spies, board chair of The Providence Plan, details the organization's response to the embezzlement that came to light last summer, with a special emphasis on the board of directors' … more
To the Editor: An open letter to the community from The Providence Plan: For more than 25 years, ProvPlan has worked with state and city leadership to develop evidence and provide advice on a wide range of public-policy issues of … more
It is quizzical that in President Donald Trump's first budget proposal he has proposed eliminating the $124 million federal match for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, putting in grave jeopardy programs such as Polaris MEP in Rhode Island. … more
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