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According to figures released last month by the Carcieri administration, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has created or saved 1,703 jobs in Rhode Island through state spending. The question is, how widespread are its effects on the state’s businesses? more
Last week, New Jersey and Virginia elected new Republican governors. In a year, Rhode Island will fill the governor’s seat with someone new, as Gov. Donald L. Carcieri runs up against his two-term limit. Who will you vote for to replace him? more
In order to relieve the continuing credit contraction that has hampered the ability of small businesses to emerge from the recession, President Barack Obama introduced a number of initiatives. What do you think about them? more
The General Assembly returns this week for a special session to consider the items that it left undone when it adjourned this summer. Should the state’s fiscal condition trump all other issues facing the legislature? more
A recent study by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council points out that the state spends more on fire protection per capita than any other. Should the state push harder for regionalization of fire protection resources to free up money for more spending on higher education, among other things? more
Without an extension, the tax credit for first-time homebuyers in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will expire Dec. 1. Do you think it should be renewed? more
When leaders of the state’s largest public employees union initially balked at letting rank-and-file members vote on a tentative deal with Gov. Donald L. Carcieri to avert layoffs, the governor refused to continue negotiating. more
Last week, Providence Business News awarded the 2009 Rhode Island Innovation Awards, many of which were given to startups and early-stage companies. How would you make the decision of where to locate a company you founded? more
Brown University has proposed adding 300 to 400 new beds to its supply of dormitories, with the stated purpose being to bring more upperclassmen back on campus (as it is, 80 percent of seniors live off-campus). more
President Barack Obama’s speech last week to a joint session of Congress brought the debate over health care reform back to the forefront of public discussion. Where do you stand on the issue of a public insurance option? more
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