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Friday, August 17, 2018

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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...
THE PRIVATE EQUITY-BACKED owners of The Providence Journal say that the cuts they have made to the staffs of the newspapers it has bought were of highly paid but unproductive reporters. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Do you care who owns a media property?

The ownership structure of newspapers have joined the discussion about corporate ownership of news media outlets, something that has been a hot button issue...
ACCORDING TO WALLETHUB, Rhode Island has the eighth-worst drug problem among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. / COURTESY WALLETHUB

Does Rhode Island’s drug problem have an oversize impact on your...

A recent national ranking by WalletHub placed Rhode Island at No. 8 with the worst drug problem among the 50 states and the District...
ELECTRIC BOAT will receive up to $20 million in incentives for its initiative to nearly double its square-footage in the Quonset Business park and hire 1,300 workers in Rhode Island as it scales up its workforce to build the Colombia-class submarine for the U.S. Navy. Above the Virginia-class submarine, which Electric Boat also produces for the Navy. / COURTESY ELECTRIC BOAT

Is the state making a good investment with its offer of...

The announcement earlier this month that the state was offering up to $20 million in tax incentives to General Dynamics Electric Boat to expand...
ENOUGH BEING BUILT? Affordable housing advocates see this complex being built in Burrillville, Garvey Ledges Lane, as important for the state, but they see too few of these kinds of projects coming to fruition in Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Is there enough affordable housing in your town?

The 2017 Housing Fact Book from HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University notes that households earning the state’s median income of $56,852 in 2016...
AVTECH SOFTWARE INC. is among three companies confirmed for a United Kingdom trade mission in September. Above, Rich Grundy, right, president of AVTECH Software, talks about the company’s new Active Power Sensor with Marketing Manager Russel Benoit, left, and company founder and CEO Michael Sigourney. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Are trade missions something the state should be spending time and...

The state, the John H. Chafee Center for International Business and the U.S. Department of Commerce have announced a trade mission to England and...

Do you see the state’s newly launched mobile unit providing free...

With the debut on April 17 of its Shower to Empower mobile unit, the House of Hope Community Development Corp. believes it can help...
A BELIEVER IN RHODE ISLAND: Amgen Rhode Island vice president of operations Tia Bush said that the company's decision to build a new plant in Rhode Island was "a testament to our skilled, dedicated workforce" at the company's West Greenwich manufacturing facility. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Tax incentives are back in the news with Commerce RI granting...

The R.I. Commerce Corp. has approved up to $9.2 million in incentives for Amgen Inc. to build a $165 million biomanufacturing plant in West...
BETTER TO BUY A BOAT? The Trump administration has rolled back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards for automobiles, something that had been put in place expressly to combat the increasing severity of weather events brought on by climate change. Will the rollback lead to even more extreme weather? / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Do you agree with the rollback of automobile efficiency standards that...

In reversing another Obama-era rule, the Trump administration has rolled back the automobile fuel efficiency standards that were set to be in effect through...
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