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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
Have the technical glitches that have marked the opening of Healthcare.gov, the federal government’s health benefits exchange, cast a shadow over the state exchanges, such as Rhode Island’s HealthSource RI? more
The redevelopment of Warwick’s Station District took a step forward last week, when Michael Integlia & Co. announced its purchase of the former Leviton property, including the Elizabeth Mill. Will the developer will be able to get to work on that part of the plan soon? more
News broke last week that lawyers engaged in mediation over the lawsuit filed by unions challenging the landmark 2011 pension reform legislation briefed R.I. Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter for the ninth time. What do you think the upshot of the talks will be, if anything at all? more
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