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Regulation
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Now and then a worthy economic proposal comes along that seems as politically unattainable as it is sensible. Then, on closer inspection, you see that it's more than a policy-wonk's fantasy. more
Rhode Island lawmakers approved one bill this session concerning gun control, a measure that strengthens the process to compel people convicted of domestic violence to relinquish their guns within 24 hours. Left unapproved were a host of … more
Sidney “Macky” McCleary has been nominated by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to be the state’s new administrator of the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers effective Sept. 5. more
Darin Tripoli, owner of Sunshine Vape, has a dim view of the purpose of federal regulation of electronic cigarettes. The new rules, announced in early May, will require e-cigarette-related businesses to obtain U.S. Food and Drug … more
Pending Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s signature, Rhode Island will establish a new advisory council to oversee local pension plans, which together are underfunded by more than $2 billion. more
Would people smoke less if cigarettes were sold in plain packages? Early evidence from Australia, which has required them for three years, suggests they might. The plain packs – which prohibit design features and logos such as Marlboro's red and … more
Bankers can hardly contain their enthusiasm for new technology – from peer-to-peer lending platforms to bitcoin and blockchain. They're investing in fintech startups, and a steady stream of former bank executives is popping up at these hot, new … more
Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo said inflation and unemployment haven’t reached levels that would justify an increase in interest rates, even without risks from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. more
For a taste of the energy legacy that President Barack Obama is about to leave behind, check the fridge. No, literally. Since 2009, his administration has created 43 rules that will deliver the biggest energy savings of any president in … more
Is it better to take on more debt as a state to fix aging and deteriorated bridges and overpasses, or is it wiser to slow down, and pay as you go? The General Assembly, in the opening weeks of the 2016 session, has already entered a new … more
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