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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
As the 2014 Rhode Island state legislative session gets underway, there are many potential economic development initiatives that will be discussed. Which one would generate the most economic benefit to the state? more
With his entry into the race for Rhode Island governor last week, Clay Pell joins four other major-party candidates in their bids to succeed Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee. Which would your vote for today based on what you know? more
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
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