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In 1992, justices of the Rhode Island Supreme Court declared unanimously that prior to the Ethics Commission, “widespread breaches of trust, cronyism, impropriety and other violations of ethical tandards decimated the public’s trust in government.” The 1986 Constitutional Convention passed an extraordinary Ethics in Government Amendment, and the people approved. more
(Updated 2:49 p.m.) Care New England and Southcoast Health have moved to the next step in their affiliation process, thanks to votes by their respective boards. more
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
Wine, chocolate -- pot. If the estimated $45 billion or so of yearly demand for recreational marijuana is in the right ballpark, then more Americans crave cannabis than cabernet or candy bars. more
It may not be in common usage yet, but give net metering time. It will be. The term refers to what happens when an electricity customer installs a renewable-energy production facility that could end up generating more electricity than is … more
PROVIDENCE – The state Senate passed legislation March 31 designed to curtail the theft of wages from employees by unscrupulous employers. The measures offer employees improved methods for collecting unpaid wages, The Valley Breeze reported. … more
BOSTON – If Massachusetts voters approve an expected ballot measure this fall legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the state could become home to a $1.2 billion cannabis industry by 2020, according to a report. The research, … more
The Ocean State appears poised to join the national debate over legalizing recreational marijuana use, with a bill in the General Assembly and talk by state leaders of a possible nonbinding referendum on the question. Legalization has been … more
(Updated 12:35 p.m.) A report by the state Auditor General found Rhode Island has not sufficiently addressed computer security risks, and needs to direct more funding to complete its upgrading of statewide accounting systems. more
One year ago this month former House Speaker Gordon D. Fox pleaded guilty to bribery for accepting money to ensure a liquor-license application was approved by the city's Board of Licenses. At the time he accepted the bribe, in 2008, Fox was a state … more
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