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We all must move on from 38 Studios

The state Supreme Court on Feb. 19 ensured that if there are indeed lessons still to be learned from the long-running 38 Studios investigation,...
MAKING WAVES? Gov. Gina M. Raimondo wants to expand the Wavemaker Fellowship program, but the state can’t say if it is actually keeping young workers and recent college graduates from leaving Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Ensure state programs are successful before expanding them

State lawmakers are being asked to expand two incentive programs that, taken at face value, are hard to argue against. This week’s cover story focuses...

The ERA could still do some good

Since Virginia voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in January, there’s been speculative talk about the future of the long-stalled constitutional amendment. The...
KEEPING PROMISES? State lawmakers this year must decide whether to continue the tuition-free program at the Community College of Rhode Island. R.I. Promise expires at the end of the year. / COURTESY CCRI

R.I. Promise laying groundwork for a better-educated workforce

State lawmakers were wise to put a sunset provision in legislation creating the Rhode Island Promise program, which allows qualifying students the chance to...

PBN survey: Businesses uncertain on growth

Business continues to be good in the Ocean State, but compared with previous years fewer companies are willing to bet right now on the...

Market peak for luxury R.I. homes?

Luxury homes continue to be in demand in the Ocean State, especially along the coast. It’s a welcome sign of the enduring strength of...
READY TO HELP: Lenoss Medical founder and CEO Dom Messerli demonstrates a blood pressure cuff at the New England Medical Innovation Center in Providence. From left, Chris Chaput, Jeremy Krause, Joey Gu and Messerli. / COURTESY NEW ENGLAND MEDICAL INNOVATION CENTER

Medtech’s renewed focus, support, have industry primed for growth

Rhode Island’s small size makes communication and collaboration among businesses, government and support services easier than most places. That’s the perception, anyway. Those advantages...

Commerce steps toward right balance

Critics of R.I. Commerce Corp. have often complained it’s been too focused on attracting businesses from outside the state, to the detriment of local...
NAME CHANGE? T.F. Green Airport operators say declining passenger traffic is partially due to lack of familiarity with the airport outside the local area. They’d like to see a name change but state lawmakers have been unable to agree on what that should be. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Lawmakers must help T.F. Green operators by renaming airport

The promise of an extended runway at Warwick’s T.F. Green Airport and a 2018 boost in international flights have given way to declining passenger...

Vision for a healthier state

The Rhode Island Foundation has once again stepped forward to help identify ways the state can make itself a better place to live for...
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