Editorial and Op-Ed

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....

Let businesses tap virtual net metering

For years, Rhode Island’s business community has been raising alarms over rising electricity costs and their impact on our ability to hire more workers...

Offer more incentives to curb emissions

Most modern cities have measures to reduce congestion. But if their goal is to dramatically improve air quality and extend lives shortened by pollution,...
A FRESH BREEZE: With state approval of the power-purchase agreement for the Revolution Wind project, Rhode Island is one step closer to having a utility-scale wind farm to go along with the Block Island Wind Farm pictured above.
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The future of energy starts now off Rhode Island’s shores

Nearly 11 years after Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and his administration chose Deepwater Wind to be the developer of Rhode Island’s first large-scale offshore...

RI Promise deserves passage

Sometimes the corny thing can be the right thing.Such is the case with General Treasurer Seth Magaziner’s plan to deposit $529 into the 529...
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