The recent announcement by the R.I. Public Transit Authority that it had contracted with private security firm AlliedBarton to place uniformed and unarmed security personnel in Kennedy Plaza was greeted with a wide range of reactions. Will the added security change the perceptions of Kennedy Plaza?
The Slater Technology Fund has invested nearly $40 million in local companies since its establishment in 1996. But with no allocation from the state, it must fund operations from money that could be used for further investments. Should the state allocate money back to the fund, something it has done up until the last two fiscal years?
After a year-long investigation, FBI Director James B. Comey concluded that no charges should be brought against Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. Did politics play a role in that decision?
A recent report by GOBankingRates.com said that Rhode Island was the 11th-worst state in which to retire, based on a number of factors that include taxes, living expenses, banking, health insurance and social security. Where are looking to retire?
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo made her political name while as general treasurer in 2011, she championed the major reform to the state’s pension system. Should she force towns and cities to deal with their own pension and post-employment benefits unfunded liabilities today?
The state’s $11.6 million Community Service Grant program is being replaced with two methods of funding community-based organizations, including itemized budget appropriations and competitive programs administered by state agencies.