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SPENDING PRIORITIES: Yet again, the General Assembly seems to reject Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s programs designed to grow Rhode Island’s economy, in this case through improved worker-training ­programs.
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Yet again, GA chooses spending over investment in R.I.’s future

It is clear what vision of Rhode Island the General Assembly has.Rather than slowing down the elimination of the state’s car tax, the fiscal...

Reaching west remains a good plan

More than 11 years ago, Providence Business News published an Op-Ed piece written by Joseph R. Paolino Jr. and Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr.,...

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...
A BULLY PULPIT? Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has taken an active role in trying to get Lifespan and Care New England to complete a merger they have tried twice before, spending political capital that she has seemed reluctant to do in the past.
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DAVE HANSEN

A more muscular Raimondo is a good thing for Rhode Island

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has stepped in and told Rhode Island’s two health care systems – Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System...

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...

URI needs own board of trustees

There is no question, the University of Rhode Island is not like the Community College of Rhode Island, nor even Rhode Island College. Yet...

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...
SLOW BUT SURE: The Wexford Science & Technology innovation center, left, and the public park, center, being built on the former I-195 land in Providence, are early pieces of the creation of a new neighborhood in the heart of Providence.
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Development of I-195 land satisfies some, not others

The grumbling is getting louder.Why is the commission charged with overseeing the I-195 Redevelopment District’s buildout allowing so much housing?Why is the Wexford Science...

Round 3 for Lifespan, CNE merger

The headline surprised many Rhode Islanders: “Partners withdraws CNE merger application, Raimondo urges in-state health care system.”So, for the moment at least, Lifespan Corp....
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