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SPENDING PRIORITIES: Yet again, the General Assembly seems to reject Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s programs designed to grow Rhode Island’s economy, in this case through improved worker-training ­programs.
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Yet again, GA chooses spending over investment in R.I.’s future

It is clear what vision of Rhode Island the General Assembly has.Rather than slowing down the elimination of the state’s car tax, the fiscal...

Reaching west remains a good plan

More than 11 years ago, Providence Business News published an Op-Ed piece written by Joseph R. Paolino Jr. and Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr.,...
A BULLY PULPIT? Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has taken an active role in trying to get Lifespan and Care New England to complete a merger they have tried twice before, spending political capital that she has seemed reluctant to do in the past.
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DAVE HANSEN

A more muscular Raimondo is a good thing for Rhode Island

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has stepped in and told Rhode Island’s two health care systems – Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System...

URI needs own board of trustees

There is no question, the University of Rhode Island is not like the Community College of Rhode Island, nor even Rhode Island College. Yet...
SLOW BUT SURE: The Wexford Science & Technology innovation center, left, and the public park, center, being built on the former I-195 land in Providence, are early pieces of the creation of a new neighborhood in the heart of Providence.
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Development of I-195 land satisfies some, not others

The grumbling is getting louder.Why is the commission charged with overseeing the I-195 Redevelopment District’s buildout allowing so much housing?Why is the Wexford Science...

Round 3 for Lifespan, CNE merger

The headline surprised many Rhode Islanders: “Partners withdraws CNE merger application, Raimondo urges in-state health care system.”So, for the moment at least, Lifespan Corp....
A FRESH BREEZE: With state approval of the power-purchase agreement for the Revolution Wind project, Rhode Island is one step closer to having a utility-scale wind farm to go along with the Block Island Wind Farm pictured above.
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The future of energy starts now off Rhode Island’s shores

Nearly 11 years after Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and his administration chose Deepwater Wind to be the developer of Rhode Island’s first large-scale offshore...

RI Promise deserves passage

Sometimes the corny thing can be the right thing.Such is the case with General Treasurer Seth Magaziner’s plan to deposit $529 into the 529...
LONG OVERDUE: PBN’s Business Women Awards program recognizes women performing at high levels, often hidden by layers of corporate bureaucracy.

Business Women Awards shines light on unrecognized achievers

When PBN started the Business Women Awards program in 2008, we knew that it was overdue. For too long, high-achieving women in business were...

Trade Day won’t be the same

On May 22 Bryant University held its annual World Trade Day, the 34th edition of a daylong conference for hundreds, complete with panel discussions...
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