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Friday, January 18, 2019

Loss of PawSox hurts state’s image

What price will Rhode Island’s elected officials pay for the loss of the Pawtucket Red Sox?As things stand today, not enough to cost anyone...

Once-embattled city loan fund on firmer ground

Tom Hoagland is the first to admit the Providence Business Loan Fund he leads as director has a checkered history and limited hopes of...

R.I. tops in small-biz survival

The climate in Rhode Island for small businesses has generally been on the upswing – by one recent study it’s the second-best in the...

RIC eyeing free-tuition expansion

The proposed expansion of Rhode Island Promise is already generating excitement at Rhode Island College, which could benefit significantly if the state provides free...

In regulation, the small things add up fast

The pervasiveness of state-imposed regulations has been a topic of contention for years among the business community in Rhode Island.“Manufacturing employers there are...

‘The [political] system is coming up short’

Scan election results for the General Assembly through the years and you’ll find a lot of uncontested races. Observers blame it on the Democratic...

Moderate Party gubernatorial candidate challenges changes to eminent domain

The discussion in recent months of a proposal, now law, that would authorize borrowing for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox concentrated...
MICHAEL J. YELNOSKY, who has served as Roger Williams University School of Law dean for four years to the week, along with public sector union leaders and other academics, comments on the local impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 27 ruling in Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31. PBN FILE PHOTO / COURTESY JULIE BRIGIDI/OGGI PHOTOGRAPHY

In ‘insulated’ R.I., unions seen surviving court ruling

Paul A. Doughty, Local 799 Providence Firefighters union president, says he’s not concerned about possible membership drops or financial woes after a June 27...

Pay-equity fight not over in R.I.

Women earn a median of $43,541 in Rhode Island, ­according to data from the National Partnership for Women & Families, which cited U.S. Census...
BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PAUL TAGGART

Uniform Bar Exam has pros and cons for R.I.

Recent adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam in Rhode Island has pros and cons for the local legal profession, say educators and partners at...
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