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NO INCOME TAX: Republican gubernatorial candidate Giovanni Feroce said he would cut spending by eliminating “complete budgets,” such as the Department of Revenue and the Department of Motor Vehicles, to make up the difference for his proposal to get rid of the state income tax.
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Self-described visionary and GOP gubernatorial candidate Giovanni Feroce wants to disrupt...

Giovanni Feroce sees himself as a proven leader, a visionary, someone who can create an economic future for Rhode Island as a hub for...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Can a former teacher-turned-House-minority firebrand capture the attention of voters...

Patricia Morgan has made a political career of standing up to power.A vocal critic of the truck tolls enacted this year in Rhode Island...

Education, economic policy linked for gubernatorial candidates

By many measures, Rhode Island has long had a troubled education system. While most major gubernatorial candidates have at least paid lip service to...
OF DEBT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Rhode Island ranked next to the bottom of a list of the states with the highest average student-loan debt for Class of 2017 graduates, presenting a significant impediment to the state’s economic future. 
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High student debt is impediment to R.I.’s future economic health

The latest student-debt rankings put Rhode Island near the top – and not in a good way.According to LendEDU, an online student lending tool,...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sees a growing state economy to be...

When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo first ran for governor, the state’s economy was beginning to emerge from the impact of the Great Recession, still...

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...
DOING THE RIGHT THING? Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is proposing an expansion of the Rhode Island Promise college scholarship program. The major question is, will the General Assembly support the proposal?
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This promise delivers for future of R.I. and its students

Can lightning strike twice? If the bolt of energy is a new, expanded version of the Rhode Island Promise college scholarship program, let us...

Raimondo pledges to expand Rhode Island Promise program if re-elected

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed to dramatically expand the Rhode Island Promise program, if re-elected to a second term.The scholarship program...
AN UPDATE ON THE SUCCESS of the Community College of Rhode Island students enrolled through the Rhode Island Promise program was released by CCRI Tuesday. / COURTESY CCRI

Numbers related to RI Promise cohort’s successes ‘encouraging’

WARWICK – The Rhode Island Promise scholarship program inception during the 2017-18 academic year has been accompanied by a 240 percent year-over-year increase in first-time,...
TIME TO VOTE: The Senate Finance Committee on Jan. 9 will hold a much-anticipated hearing on financing for a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Are lawmakers ready to deal on PawSox?

The General Assembly has returned to work with a few critical topics to consider and a host of other issues that will likely lead...
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