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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, left, has not yet decided whether or not to leave the Paris Accord after attending the G7 summit last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO / ANDREW HARRER

What should President Donald Trump’s highest priority be right now?

With the initial efforts to repeal and/or replace the Affordable Care Act pulled from the congressional docket, what should the president set his policy...
Sunset for the Pawsox? According to information from the PawSox, attendance last year was 528,355, ranking it 10th among the 30 AAA teams. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

Would losing the PawSox to Worcester be an economic or psychological...

The Pawtucket Red Sox leadership recently took a trip to Worcester, Mass., to begin talks with the city about potentially moving the minor league...
FRONTIER AIRLINES recently announced service to six new cities from T.F. Green Airport beginning in October. /COURTESY FRONTIER AIRLINES

Have you used T.F. Green Airport for business or personal travel...

T.F. Green Airport is on a roll, having gone from offering 17 nonstop destinations to 33 in the span of a few months, according...
IMPROVEMENTS IN 10 of the one dozen economic readings that make up the Current Conditions Index show that the state is moving forward in a sustained way at the moment, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro.

Do you feel strong positive economic momentum in the state right...

University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro is often seen as a “gloomy Gus” when it comes to his read on Rhode Island in...
ON THE FINAL DAY of the legislative sessions for both the House and the Senate in fiscal 2017, the R.I. General Assembly failed to agree on a state budget. Above left, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, right, Dominick J. Ruggerio.

Whose side are you on in the R.I. House-Senate impasse?

Throwing a wrench into the state’s fiscal status, the R.I. House and Senate ended their sessions without passing the same budget, with both House...
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER, Mitch McConnell / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Is the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) better than either the House...

Much of the young Trump administration has been spent trying to overturn and replace the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). The impulse...
R.I. HOUSE FINANCE Chairman Marvin L. Abney, left, with House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, right, on June 15 unveiled the Democrat's $9.2 billion spending plan for fiscal 2018. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Should the General Assembly have “scooped” at least $29 million from...

With an estimated $134 million budget deficit for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, the General Assembly had to make some difficult choices to balance...

Should the state re-authorize and re-capitalize the historic-preservation tax credit program?

Since its creation in 2001, Rhode Island's Historic Preservation Tax Credits have attracted $1.3 billion in private investment, while costing the state $350.7 million...
A CHANGE HAS COME: A trailer park on Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown, was flooded following Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Climate scientists believe that climate change is warming the planet and will result in more frequent and more powerful storms.

Should President Donald Trump have pulled the United States out of...

When President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate accord on June 1, he joined two other nations on the...
ABOVE, THE DECEMBER GRADUATES of the Pivot the Hustle Career Readiness Program of Roger Williams University with Adriana I. Dawson. The program provides contemporary workforce preparation for minimum-security inmates in work release. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF CONTINUING STUDIES

Would you hire someone who has a felony conviction?

With the U.S. unemployment rate falling below what the Federal Reserve considers full employment, many companies are finding it difficult to fill job openings...
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