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Editorials

Consider economic rankings carefully before drawing conclusions

At best, national rankings of state business friendliness can help elected officials consider public-policy initiatives.For instance, after being hammered for years on the matter,...

Smart incentives help seal deal

Certainly it was good news when Rubius Therapeutics Inc. announced its intention to open a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Rhode Island.It didn’t have to...
A WALL GROWS: The existing U.S.-Mexico border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, is only a physical manifestation of the growing wall in the local body politic over the nation’s immigration policies and enforcement. 
 / BLOOMBERG 
NEWS PHOTO/
ALEJANDRO CEGARRA

In a nation of immigrants, dignity should be accorded all

While the current national conflict on the immigration front has not brought forcible parent and child breakups to our corner of southern New England,...

Action on St. Joe’s plan a good one

In hindsight, it is clear that the parties to the sale of St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island should have seen that splitting...
MAKING AN IMPRESSION: Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung has plans to reduce the state’s sales tax from 7 percent to 5 percent, paying for much of the drop in revenue by eliminating many of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s economic-development incentives. 
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Getting elected is the easy part, governing the state is hard

This week starts PBN’s series of gubernatorial candidate profiles. The collection of stories will include a Q&A format interview, as well as a sidebar...

Fiscal issues still dogging Providence

With a small but significant upgrade to Providence’s bond rating, Moody’s Investors Services Inc. has given the city a positive shot in the arm.Crediting...
DESIGNING PARTNERSHIP: Half a year after Gov. Gina M. Raimondo revealed Infosys’ plans to create a Design and Innovation Hub in Providence, the company announced it was partnering with RISD to build a training curriculum here. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Design talent a major lure for Infosys decision to come to...

When Infosys announced its intention late last year to hire 500 people and create a Design and Innovation Hub in Providence, it was only...

Culture key part of best workplaces

This week’s issue includes the 13th edition of our Best Places To Work special section, a recognition of the companies that perform their best...
IT STARTS AT THE TOP: Critics and political opponents say Gov. Gina M. Raimondo should have known about the deception that a state lawyer was committing by not filing a timely appeal to a court ruling about state reimbursement rates to nursing homes. / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Business as usual at EOHHS not an acceptable way to govern

Should Gov. Gina M. Raimondo have known about the malfeasance of an attorney in the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, one that...

Gov. erred in signing this version of revenge porn legislation

On June 4, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed into law an act passed by the General Assembly related to “revenge porn,” reversing a decision...
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