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The Obama administration has been notifying states that federal reimbursements from the Highway Trust Fund are going to start drying up as the fund’s authorization expires Sept. 30. How important is re-authorizing the fund compared with other priorities in Washington, D.C.? more
Viewership for the FIFA World Cup matches in the United States have been setting records, with more people watching the U.S. team games than those that averaged watching the NBA and NHL finals this year. Did you have a little window going in the corner of your computer screen showing any of the games so far? more
One of the General Assembly’s late-session actions was to delay the implementation of a requirement that in order to graduate, high school students demonstrate proficiency or improvement from previous scores on the New England Common Assessment Program exams. Was that a good idea? more
Lawmakers this month added a provision to the fiscal 2015 state budget prohibiting cities and towns from setting a minimum wage that differs from the statewide minimum. more
Despite its inclusion in Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s budget proposal, the R.I. House Finance Committee’s budget for fiscal 2015 unveiled recently did not include continuing authorization for the state’s historic preservation tax credit program. Was that a good choice? more
The city on May 29 filed a federal lawsuit against Santander Bank, alleging it discriminated against the city’s minority communities by refusing to make prime mortgage loans. Is Providence Mayor Angel Taveras right to try to serve as the voice for minorities in this instance? more
Last week Cranston-based The Procaccianti Group announced a plan to demolish the brutalist-style John E. Fogarty Memorial Building and erect in its place a 170-room hotel. What do you think of that plans? more
Last week the R.I. Department of Health gave its final approval for the creation of for-profit Prospect CharterCare LLC. Is there a perceived difference between the health care services offered by for-profit hospitals or nonprofits? Would you avoid one to use only the other kind of hospital? more
Following a report suggesting not repaying the bonds issued on behalf of 38 Studios would result in harm to Rhode Island’s credit rating, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee said gubernatorial candidates advocating not repaying the bonds were unfit for the office. What do you think about the issue of repaying the bonds? more
Last week the White House released a report documenting the current effects of climate change on different regions of the nation. President Barack Obama then took to the airwaves for a series of … more
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