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An oft-heard complaint from Rhode Island businesses is the negative effect that regulations have on their operations. Do you have a sense which set of regulations – federal, state or local – do the most harm to companies in the region? more
Last week, the police officer block of state employees rejected the proposed settlement on the lawsuit filed by workers against the pension reform law of 2011, as well as earlier reform efforts. What should the state do in response to that vote? more
A little more than two years after its first incarnation took shape, the Providence Economic Development Partnership is re-launching its Innovation Investment Program. It is a good idea? more
Many observers of the Rhode Island political scene don’t see a lot of change coming in the General Assembly with regard to business-related legislation as a result of the election of Nicholas A. … more
Rhode Island was showered with accolades last week. Despite that, does the state’s poor employment situation detract from all the feel-good news? more
While no one seems to question that Rhode Island’s economy is rebounding from the Great Recession, there is strong evidence that the pace and consistency of the recovery is not what it could be. What is your experience? more
Last week President Barack Obama’s budget proposal included $25 billion less in spending on weapons and research for the Defense Department. Which is more important, bringing federal spending down or keeping the federal contracts going at the same levels? more
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity has been advocating for the elimination of the state sales tax for some time. How would you pay for the lost revenue if the state were to eliminate or lower the sales tax? more
The proposed settlement of the public-sector employee lawsuits over proposed changes to their pensions will be subject to a great deal of scrutiny as it winds its way through an extensive approval process. What do you think about it? more
In announcing that CVS/pharmacy retail stores would no longer sell tobacco products starting Oct. 1, CVS Caremark Corp. President and CEO Larry J. Merlo took a bold step. Was it a good business decision? more
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