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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Editorial and Op-Ed

Legacy of Gov. Chafee lives on

Give praise when and where it’s due, so a hearty job well-done should go out to Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee based on the most...

Climate fight can’t be slowed, even by EPA

The best that can be said for the Environmental Protection Agency’s new plan to loosen restrictions on coal-fired power plants is that it will...

Venture capital needs geographic diversity

The U.S. high-technology industry looks like it may be too concentrated. One sign of this is the lack of geographic diversity in the venture...
MUCH ­HAPPIER NOW: Smoke & Squeal BBQ owner Adam Batchelder is looking forward to the new year, when licensing requirements for food trucks will be simplified thanks to new regulations. 
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Good signs from Statehouse on business regulation in 2018

Rhode Island has a well-deserved reputation for being a high-cost, over-regulated state. And in the last decade, a number of initiatives have been tried...

R.I. needs better work-leisure time balance

Yet another WalletHub survey provides ammunition for those who question the Ocean State’s commitment to hard work.The study – titled the “Hardest-Working States” –...

Rebranding NAFTA is better than dismantling it

After threatening for months to blow up the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Donald Trump seems to have settled for a modest rebranding...
A TEAM EFFORT: House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello’s plan to keep the Pawtucket Red Sox in Rhode Island ultimately was unsuccessful, but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo could have played a more effective role in the negotiations to keep the team from heading to Worcester, Mass. 
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Looking for leadership? Don’t expect to find it in R.I.

The simple – but not entirely inaccurate – thing would be to lay the Pawtucket Red Sox leaving Rhode Island on the doorstep of...

Why a work requirement hurts the poor

There’s been a lot of talk recently about adding work requirements for in-kind welfare programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides...

R.I. needs to improve governance

The loss of the Pawtucket Red Sox to Massachusetts has revealed far more than the lack of leadership among Rhode Island’s major elected officials.Two...

Student loans starting to bite

It’s that time of year, when students prepare to head back to the classroom. For many taking the next step in higher education, the...
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