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Monday, October 15, 2018

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THANKS TO A NEW AGREEMENT between the state and the Newport Festivals Foundation, the Newport Jazz Festival and the Newport Folk Festival are going to be produced at Fort Adams State Park for the next 25 years. In addition, the deal calls for the creation of a museum to the festivals to be built in the park. / COURTESY NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL

Have you ever attended either the Newport Folk or Newport Jazz...

The recent signing of a 25-year agreement to have Fort Adams State Park in Newport host the Newport Jazz and Newport Folk festivals in...
NICK CAFARDO, a sports reporter for the Boston Globe, told radio personality Tara Granahan that his sources have said that the Worcester, Mass., stadium deal is gaining momentum with the PawSox and Minor League Baseball over the deal that was approved by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. Should Rhode Island respond if the team says it likes the Massachusetts bid better? / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

Should Rhode Island sweeten the deal to build a new stadium...

A Boston Globe sportswriter has said that Worcester seems to be gaining momentum in its efforts to lure the Pawtucket Red Sox across the...
ACTIONS BY THE TRUP ADMINISTRATION have been disruptive to health insurance exchanges, like HealthSource RI, that were created as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Are Rhode Island companies backing away from using it as a result?

Is your business using HealthSource RI to help employees gain health...

Despite being unable to completely eliminate the health insurance marketplaces – like HealthSource RI – that the Affordable Care Act ushered into existence, the...
RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 45, tied with Maine, on CNBC's America's Top States for Business. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Do national business climate rankings affect the decisions your business makes?

CBNC released its 2018 Top States for Business rankings July 10, and Rhode Island repeated its No. 45 showing from last year. Needless to...
A WELCOMING RESOURCE: Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island held its Community Resource Day recently, inviting immigrants and refugees to learn about the center and the state, and to make their transitions to life in the United States smoother. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Are immigrants – both legal and undocumented – a net positive...

After simmering as a national issue for the better part of three decades, immigration – of both the legal and undocumented kind – has...
TRADE WAR LOOMING? President Donald Trump's imposition of tariffs on certain goods has had the effect of other countries applying duties to certain American goods. Will his policy affect local jobs in the coming months and years? / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/T.J. KIRKPATRICK

Will a tariff trade war negatively affect your job?

Type “trade war” into the Bloomberg News wire search and you get 2,206 hits. It is not a topic that is short on press coverage....
IN RESISTANCE: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says that she will not send R.I. National Guard troops to the southern U.S. border to help enforce the president's immigration policy. Is that something she should do? / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should Gov. Raimondo send R.I. National Guard troops to the southern...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said on June 19 that, as the commander-in-chief of the R.I. National Guard, she would not send any units to...
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO? A recent Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce poll asked if members wanted to fly to London, but some would rather see flights to the West Coast before anymore trans-Atlantic flights originate at T.F. Green Airport. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

Where do you want T.F. Green to add direct flights to?

The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce conducted a poll of its members recently in which it asked if they or their companies were interested...
WHERE DOES THE BUCK STOP? How high into the Raimondo administration should the ax fall for the EOHHS Medicaid appeal mess fall?

Who should be held responsible for the missed appeal in the...

With the failure of the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services to file an appeal of a R.I. Superior Court ruling in...
TOO MUCH WATER, NOT ENOUGH REPAIRS: The General Assembly is now considering putting the first of two $250 million school infrastructure bonds on this fall's ballot. Should the state commit to $500 million of school repairs through selling bonds? / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should the state sell $500 million in bonds over the next...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has made investing in school infrastructure a centerpiece of her administration (as well as her just-announced re-election campaign). The issue...
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