Editorial and Op-Ed

Obamacare poised for booster shot

Health spending accounts for 18 percent of U.S. gross domestic product, and disagreements about government’s role in paying for these costs and ensuring coverage...

Health scares sow confusion

I’ll refrain from saying there’s an epidemic of health scares, because overuse of the word “epidemic” is a common scare tactic. But let’s just...

Liberal arts college takes on job skills

With all the attention being given to improving the job skills of Rhode Island’s workforce, and rightfully so, it seems that many want to...
GOOD BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH: PBN's biannual Business Survey showed that while the Rhode Island economy continues to improve, business owners are taking a "wait-and-see" attitude before making major new investments.

R.I. economy doing well, say leaders, but it could do better

In the summer of 2008, before the crash, before the Great Recession, before, well, before a whole lot of the changes that now define...

Health care savings model still worth exploring

Important new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Sept. 4 showed a promising experiment aimed at reducing health care...

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” –...
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