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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Editorials

MUCH ­HAPPIER NOW: Smoke & Squeal BBQ owner Adam Batchelder is looking forward to the new year, when licensing requirements for food trucks will be simplified thanks to new regulations. 
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Good signs from Statehouse on business regulation in 2018

Rhode Island has a well-deserved reputation for being a high-cost, over-regulated state. And in the last decade, a number of initiatives have been tried...

R.I. needs better work-leisure time balance

Yet another WalletHub survey provides ammunition for those who question the Ocean State’s commitment to hard work.The study – titled the “Hardest-Working States” –...
A TEAM EFFORT: House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello’s plan to keep the Pawtucket Red Sox in Rhode Island ultimately was unsuccessful, but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo could have played a more effective role in the negotiations to keep the team from heading to Worcester, Mass. 
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Looking for leadership? Don’t expect to find it in R.I.

The simple – but not entirely inaccurate – thing would be to lay the Pawtucket Red Sox leaving Rhode Island on the doorstep of...

R.I. needs to improve governance

The loss of the Pawtucket Red Sox to Massachusetts has revealed far more than the lack of leadership among Rhode Island’s major elected officials.Two...
MORE THAN SURVIVING: Since its founding in August 2014, jewelry manufacturer Luca + Danni Inc. has grown to employ 48 people, including owner Fred Magnanimi and Marketing Manager Taylor Franco.
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Startup survival is one key to R.I.’s future economic success

Every week Providence Business News profiles a business that is less than 1 year old, an attempt to capture the energy that a growing...

Loan fund in search of borrowers

Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza took a victory lap of sorts recently, visiting three companies that have been beneficiaries of loans from the Providence...

Healthiest Employers see rewards in many ways

Companies interested in effectively helping employees lead healthier lives are taking a more active role, oftentimes by making wellness programs more convenient. That is...
OF DEBT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Rhode Island ranked next to the bottom of a list of the states with the highest average student-loan debt for Class of 2017 graduates, presenting a significant impediment to the state’s economic future. 
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High student debt is impediment to R.I.’s future economic health

The latest student-debt rankings put Rhode Island near the top – and not in a good way.According to LendEDU, an online student lending tool,...
DOING THE RIGHT THING? Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is proposing an expansion of the Rhode Island Promise college scholarship program. The major question is, will the General Assembly support the proposal?
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This promise delivers for future of R.I. and its students

Can lightning strike twice? If the bolt of energy is a new, expanded version of the Rhode Island Promise college scholarship program, let us...

Historic preservation tax credits need rebirth in 2019

Despite years of rehabilitation of former industrial mills in Rhode Island, there are still some just waiting for rebirth. And none seems to be...
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