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Rep. Larry Valencia, D-Richmond, is urging the House Finance Committee to consider legislation he is sponsoring to establish the Office of the Inspector General as an independent way to promote good government and reduce waste, fraud, mismanagement and corruption in the state. more
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has issued a permit to the R.I. Airport Corporation for a runway safety-improvement project at T.F. Green Airport. more
To the Editor: With just weeks left in the current state legislative session, Rhode Island lawmakers must not pass up the opportunity to act on climate change by passing two key bills. more
In the hoopla over whether Thomas Piketty’s data on growing global inequality are correct, an important question about how to address the problem has been obscured. Piketty describes his own global wealth-tax idea as more of a “useful utopia” than a practical policy suggestion. Is there anything more plausible that can be done? more
Gov. Deval L. Patrick this month announced an economic-development package that extends business incentives to innovative companies, invests in the state’s Gateway Cities program and provides other workforce-training tools. more
Rep. Lisa P. Tomasso, D-Coventry, has introduced legislation that would make changes to the state’s medical-marijuana laws. more
Two Massachusetts-based companies that allegedly misled consumers about the quality of their public water supply must refrain from using deceptive advertisements to promote the sale of expensive home water-filter systems, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
It’s common knowledge verging on holy writ in real estate: Spring is the absolute best time of the year to sell a house. more
Consumers’ share of the cost of health care is getting too little attention when it comes to reform efforts in Rhode Island. We have been celebrating the success of our individual and small-market health-benefits exchange, HealthSource RI, which has extended coverage to more than 90,000 Rhode Islanders through both private health insurance plans and Medicaid. more
By breaking off talks with a group looking to redevelop the former Shooters nightclub property on the Providence waterfront, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management has given the public a chance to rethink just what belongs on this waterfront property next to India Point Park at the head of Narragansett Bay. more
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