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Opinion: Legislative inaction on wages hurts R.I. workers, businesses

Despite solid proposals to raise the state’s lowest wage, Rhode Island’s state budget looks set to take effect without even a modest increase. Gov....

Opportunity zones: The last great neoliberal experiment

The opportunity zones created by the federal tax reform of 2017 have all been set up, and the money has started to flow. When...

Bank stress tests are too easy

Stress tests for the country’s largest banks have never been as tough as they need to be. For one, they don’t capture important second-round...

Families need plan to protect, grow wealth

The biggest threat to a family losing its wealth over generations may be internal. Fights over succession planning or individual investment decisions can pull...

Don’t declare war on big tech companies

Across the federal government, the knives are officially out for big technology companies. Avoiding a bloodbath should be a priority.The House Judiciary Committee is...

Let businesses tap virtual net metering

For years, Rhode Island’s business community has been raising alarms over rising electricity costs and their impact on our ability to hire more workers...

Offer more incentives to curb emissions

Most modern cities have measures to reduce congestion. But if their goal is to dramatically improve air quality and extend lives shortened by pollution,...

Too many contractors exploit workers

As a state with a lot of competing interests, Rhode Island knows that solving a problem means you’ve got to work together. Today, our...

Millennials suffer because of economy

As the age profile of Republican voters has risen, a certain note of complaint about young people has become a more prominent part of...

Where tall grass is greener – for municipal coffers

“Cut that grass or lose your house!”Most Americans aren’t faced with that stark, binary choice. But then again, most Americans do not live in...
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