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Public Policy
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Rhode Island energy policy has evolved and changed course at the will of its chief executive for the past decade. more
WOODS HOLE, Mass. – The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution accepted the largest single monetary award in its history to create a system of offshore, remotely controlled, ocean observatories, the Cape Code Times reported. more
Before crowdfunding changed the world of startup investing, the federal government was supposed to change the rules of crowdfunding. more
(Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series of stories on statewide ballot questions voters will consider next month.) more
As a candidate, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s opposition to the pending $75 million 38 Studios deal was both a pillar of his platform and symbol of his governing philosophy of fundamentals over special deals and big projects. Looking back on four years in office, Chafee’s warnings about 38 Studios proved correct, but that didn’t prevent the company’s collapse from casting a shadow over much of his term. Even if many of his priorities never made it through the legislature, Chafee argues that history will look back favorably on his record, which includes a pension overhaul, budget stability and no scandals. more
Administrators of Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were sued by an advocacy group claiming race-based admissions policies violate the constitutional rights of highly qualified Asian applicants. more
Rhode Island’s cities will drive its economy in the future and leaders should focus investments on the existing assets and people within them, according to a proposed economic-development plan for the state. more
(Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development.) more
Richard R. Spies became chairman of the Providence Plan in 2006, and continues to oversee the growth of the nonprofit and implementation of demonstration projects that have helped fulfill its mission. more
The latest plan to overhaul Providence’s controversial development property tax incentives restarts the debate over whether elected officials should approve individual deals or not. more
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