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RESIGNING FROM HER POSITION as R.I. Senate President to become president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island puts M. Teresa Paiva Weed in the position of lobbying her former colleagues after a one-year period away from the General Assembly.

Paiva Weed moving from lawmaker to lobbyist

Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed on March 22 announced she would immediately leave her Statehouse leadership post to become president of the Hospital...

A blow to R.I. manufacturers?

Restoration of American manufacturing has occupied a prominent space in President Donald Trump's speeches, commentary and tweets.But a mixed message was conveyed by...

Still a place for foreign workers?

After his inauguration, President Donald Trump hastily implemented stringent immigration policy that immediately caused mass confusion, blocking immigrants with green cards and visas from...

Will protests hurt Citizens?

Three protesters were arrested earlier this month after chaining themselves to blockade an entrance into Citizens Bank headquarters in Providence.The protest was led...

Is sick-time mandate fair?

Employees get sick. This is a fact of life and business. But in Rhode Island, 41.5 percent of private-sector employees do not have access...

Power-plant opponents encouraged

(Updated: 4:32 p.m.) As state regulators continue to mull whether to permit a 1,000-megawatt power plant in Burrillville, questions about its need are again being...

‘Free college’ to grow enrollment

One of the more challenging aspects of planning for the impact of free college tuition, under the Rhode Island Promise initiative now before the...

‘Sanctuary’ showdown looms

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Jan. 30 said Providence is joining the coalition of so-called "sanctuary" cities across the United States that do not...

Amazon key to tuition-free college

Could Amazon.com Inc. customers help pay for tuition-free college in Rhode Island?Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's office isn't saying that's the anticipated funding source for...

EB, state building a ‘pipeline’

Shipbuilding, a historical occupation in Rhode Island, will need hundreds of new workers in the next decade, starting this year. For the state, finding...
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