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Officials left guessing on Hasbro plans

Call it The Big Mum. One of the world’s largest toymakers and among Rhode Island’s iconic companies, Hasbro Inc. is considering moving its headquarters...
TO TAX OR NOT? Tax policy is a hot-button political issue, and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council's most recent report on tax collections and other revenue sources for state and local government begs the questions: What would you change? / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Of these options for tax policy in Rhode Island, which should...

The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council has come out with its 2018 analysis of Rhode Island’s state and local government tax collections and how...
The Hope Point Tower at the proposed 530-foot height would be the tallest building in Providence./COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

State officials say design review of Hope Point Tower is with...

PROVIDENCE – State law spells out that the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has the final say over design review for projects in the district,...
HOUSE SPEAKER Nicholas A. Mattiello has won re-election in District 15 of Cranston. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

WPRI: Mattiello wins re-election

PROVIDENCE – R.I. House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello was re-elected to represent Cranston’s District 15 Tuesday, narrowly edging out Republican challenger Steven Frias, WPRI reported...

Is liberal-leaning Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse making a difference in a deeply...

A consistently liberal voice on both fiscal and social issues since joining the Senate in 2007, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has made a name...

Can a onetime garbageman who served on the state’s highest court...

A onetime garbageman who became an attorney and member of Rhode Island’s highest court, Robert G. Flanders Jr. has called himself the “embodiment of...

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...
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. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO; COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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...

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...
A RENDERING of the newly announced Worcester, Mass., stadium that will house the Pawtucket Red Sox following the end of the team's tenure at McCoy Stadium. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Who is most responsible for the PawSox leaving Rhode Island and...

The news that the Pawtucket Red Sox are leaving Rhode Island and moving to Worcester, Mass., has launched a series of finger-pointing campaigns that...
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