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Providence voters on Nov. 8 will be asked to consider a $40 million infrastructure bond that the City Council has voted to withdraw support for, effectively dashing chances of selling the bond if voters did approve it. The reason say councilors who oppose the bond, is that the city can’t afford to take on new debt. But Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has a different view, accusing the council of “petty politics” after he refused to sign off on allowing each councilor $1.3 million from the bond to spend in their wards. He first wanted to see detailed plans for the spending, but the council balked at that. Do you agree the city is in no position to take on new debt? Or did councilors who opposed the bond put politics ahead of the city’s best interests? more
OK, most of the people reading won’t be able to do so, but if you could, would you vote for Curt Schilling over Elizabeth Warren in the 2018 Massachusetts U.S. senatorial race? more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo welcomed GE Digital’s workforce to Rhode Island on Oct. 11. Is the arrival of this division of the General Electric Co. a harbinger of a new era in Rhode Island? more
The R.I. State Retirement Commission assumes that the state workers’ pension fund will return 7.5 percent each year, but it has not come close to that kind of performance in the last decade. Should the state change its investment return assumption and by how much? more
Last week the state revealed that the high school class of 2016 saw an increase in the number of students taking the SAT test, but the average score for high school seniors declined in all three aspects of the test, critical reading, writing and mathematics. Is the state on the right path with its approach to public school education? more
For 215 college graduates working in STEM fields in Rhode Island, Christmas came a little early, when the initial class of Wavemaker Fellowships were chosen. Is this a good plan to improve the quality of Rhode Island’s workforce? more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo made the announcement recently that the state was going to proceed with replacing the Routes 6 and 10 connector corridor in Providence without incorporating any of the community ideas designed to connect Olneyville to the rest of the city? Is that a good idea? more
Providence was ranked the 14th best college town in the nation by College Rank late last month, with the publication citing “funky shops and cafes, street-art exhibits and clear signs of political activism,” among other things. Do the things that make a good college town also make it good for business? more
Recently Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza came out against a natural gas liquifaction facility that National Grid wants to construct off Allens Ave. on the Providence waterfront. more
The current issue of PBN includes the results of the Summer 2016 Business Survey, in which executives in companies in the Top List database are asked questions about the region’s economy and their expectations. In that vein, how do you see your company’s prospects through the rest of the year? Are you confident enough to hire more staff in 2016? more
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