Updated January 28 at 6:28pm
Public Policy
235 results total, viewing 71 - 80
PROVIDENCE – A state senator is advocating for a safety plan for the city’s Federal Hill neighborhood in the wake of two violent incidents that occurred late last month. more
Some people learn well in a lecture hall: seated and washed in a torrent of words, written and spoken. Some people learn with their bodies and hands: taking a motor apart, moving across a stage, building, tinkering, orating. more
For more than four years now, a coalition of anti-poverty activists has been pushing for controls on neighborhood payday-loan shops that lend cash for two weeks at an astonishingly high interest rate. more
Nearly two years ago, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced plans to accelerate the legislatively mandated review and reform of the state’s small-business regulatory regime. The plan had the potential to make a major improvement to the state’s business climate. more
Now in its fifth year, the CurrentCare health-information exchange has roughly 40 percent of Rhode Island’s population signed up, with more joining every day. It is the kind of technological advance that the health care industry has been touting as a key to reform for years. more
Harriet Powell was walking the trails near her North Kingstown home one day when she came across signs urging people not to swim or fish in a pond not far from a town well. When she enquired about the problem, she learned pesticides had been dumped there but because local regulations didn’t require it, no one had notified the town water department of the problem. more
The first permanent structure to rise from Providence’s Interstate 195 lands almost certainly won’t be a new office or apartment building, but the long-planned pedestrian bridge crossing the Providence River. more
Even a $13 million federal grant hasn’t convinced candidates for governor or mayor of Providence to embrace a proposed city streetcar system. more
R.I. General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, who helped push through changes to the struggling employee retirement system, won the Democratic nomination to run for governor of the nation’s smallest state in November. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee was joined this month by several key legislators during a signing ceremony at the Statehouse of legislation to eliminate the “master lever,” or straight-party voting option, on all nonprimary Rhode Island elections that will be held after Jan. 1, 2015. more
« Prev | 1 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 24 | Next »