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Should business leaders heed R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green’s call to...

R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green has said she'll be counting on new partnerships with educational institutions, businesses and government or nonprofit agencies to help...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Neronha has charged Jeffrey Britt with a felony count of money laundering related to a political mailer endorsing his client R.I. Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello during his 2016 re-election campaign. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL

Mattiello 2016 campaign consultant charged with money laundering

PROVIDENCE – Jeffrey Britt, a former paid consultant to House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello in his 2016 reelection campaign, has been charged with a...

Lawsuit over UHIP food stamp benefit delays dismissed

PROVIDENCE – A federal case filed three years ago over food stamp benefit delays in Rhode Island has been dismissed after the state exceeded...

GA wants to jump-start investment in small businesses but new fund...

A messy debate has been unfolding in the halls of political power in Rhode Island over how the state should help small businesses with...

Raise helps some health workers

A 91-cent-an-hour pay increase for approximately 3,000 people who work directly with those with developmental disabilities in the state is welcomed, though more is...

How the GA-backed investment fund works

This is how the Small Business Development Fund, as approved by the General Assembly, would work: The state would issue up to $42 million in...

The case for higher taxes at the very top

The New York Times recently released a dramatic infographic showing how much less progressive the U.S. tax system has become since 1950. When the...

F.R. paying for feckless leadership

Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II’s decision to take a leave of absence and suspend his reelection efforts is good for that city’s...
TAKING OVER: R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green wants to boost partnerships with local businesses to help improve Providence’s beleaguered public schools. Seated next to her is Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Take the opportunity with city schools to boost future workforce

Providence public schools will undoubtedly function better and produce better-educated students five years from now, the soonest a planned state takeover will end. But...

Watch midsize cities fight inequality

The defining questions of our time might be, how is America going to reduce inequality and reform its dysfunctional political institutions? At the national level,...
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