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MAKING AN IMPRESSION: Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung has plans to reduce the state’s sales tax from 7 percent to 5 percent, paying for much of the drop in revenue by eliminating many of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s economic-development incentives. 
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Getting elected is the easy part, governing the state is hard

This week starts PBN’s series of gubernatorial candidate profiles. The collection of stories will include a Q&A format interview, as well as a sidebar...

Fiscal issues still dogging Providence

With a small but significant upgrade to Providence’s bond rating, Moody’s Investors Services Inc. has given the city a positive shot in the arm.Crediting...

Creating more options for families and girls to enjoy Scouting

My three older brothers and I grew up in Scouting and became Eagle Scouts in the 1970s and early ’80s. My sister Marjorie loved...

We’re missing a chance to solve migration

As the global number of asylum seekers continues to increase, migration is now a political lightning rod on both sides of the Atlantic. And...
DESIGNING PARTNERSHIP: Half a year after Gov. Gina M. Raimondo revealed Infosys’ plans to create a Design and Innovation Hub in Providence, the company announced it was partnering with RISD to build a training curriculum here. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Design talent a major lure for Infosys decision to come to...

When Infosys announced its intention late last year to hire 500 people and create a Design and Innovation Hub in Providence, it was only...

Climate policy could boost R.I. transportation

Rhode Island’s transition to a “clean-energy” economy can’t happen without addressing the state’s largest and most stubborn source of greenhouse gas emissions: the transportation...

Bank of America sets right tempo

Brian Moynihan’s slow waltz to safety is clearing some of Bank of America’s dance floor. That might not be such a bad thing.Bloomberg News...
IT STARTS AT THE TOP: Critics and political opponents say Gov. Gina M. Raimondo should have known about the deception that a state lawyer was committing by not filing a timely appeal to a court ruling about state reimbursement rates to nursing homes. / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Business as usual at EOHHS not an acceptable way to govern

Should Gov. Gina M. Raimondo have known about the malfeasance of an attorney in the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, one that...

Gov. erred in signing this version of revenge porn legislation

On June 4, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed into law an act passed by the General Assembly related to “revenge porn,” reversing a decision...

Making stuff back in fashion

One of the most important economic changes in the United States over the past half-century has been the shift away from making goods to...
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