Public Policy
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Losing time running a printing press while searching for a misplaced screwdriver is a small but potentially costly inefficiency, says one business owner who will be using a state grant to implement a lean manufacturing program. more
Too bad the state and city governments are not able to coordinate their efforts better when applying for federal grants. more
Over the last few weeks I have given talks to several town taxpayers groups. Near the end of the presentation I asked the attendees: more
Would Rhode Islanders fresh off a car accident take their vehicles to a body shop classified by the state as “B” or second-tier in equipment and training? more
A federal grand jury in Providence last week returned a 24-count indictment alleging that a Portsmouth-based compay, its owner and his wife marketed and sold in excess of $2 million worth of products not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration. more
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
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
The R.I. Office of Energy Resources has awarded $1.16 million in grants for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to local public and private schools and school districts. more
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