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Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee proposed the final budget of his term in office at his recent State of the State speech. Which of the economic development proposals from the speech is the most significant? more
Late last week negotiators in the court-ordered mediation over the 2011 state worker pension reform were scheduled to give their 15th progress report to R.I. Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter. Should the General Assembly ignore whatever settlement negotiators reach and let the pension reform law stand? more
In the last two weeks a minor imbroglio has erupted over the proposed relocation of a state Office of Probation and Parole to space in downtown Providence. Would you have moved had the probation office moved into the site? more
Under the newly implemented Temporary Caregiver Insurance law, Rhode Island requires that all employers covered under the state’s Temporary Disability Insurance program are required to give employees up to four weeks per year of paid, job-protected leave to care for a new child or tend to a seriously ill relative. Is this a good idea? more
A study conducted by a URI economist found that the permitting, construction and operation of wind turbines within a half-mile of homes did not have a statistically significant effect on the value of the real estate in the Ocean State. That said, how would you feel if a turbine were to be built within a short distance of your home? more
Current federal law requires that pending legislation be “scored” in order to estimate its costs. U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline has introduced legislation along with Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia to add an evaluation of legislation in terms of its effect on jobs. Is this a good idea? more
The budget deal reached by House and Senate negotiators in Congress contains a little bit for both the Democratic and Republican political bases to dislike, even as it removes the specter of a … more
Last week the A.H. Belo Corp. announced that it was putting the 184-year-old Providence Journal up for sale. Of all the possibilities, which do you think is the most likely change that will happen as the result of a sale? more
Recently the Industrial Trust Tower, or “Superman Building,” was named to the top spot of a list of “zombie towers” in mid-size U.S. cities by Gizmodo. Should redeveloping it be a top economic priority for the state? more
At its 2013 annual meeting last week, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council adopted an operational plan for the next two years designed to help guide the state’s economic development efforts. Do you think RIPEC can make a difference? more
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