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City’s fiscal woes just got much worse

Providence’s fiscal woes got much worse on June 30, when the state’s Supreme Court sided with former city employees in a long-running dispute over...

We all must move on from 38 Studios

The state Supreme Court on Feb. 19 ensured that if there are indeed lessons still to be learned from the long-running 38 Studios investigation,...

The ERA could still do some good

Since Virginia voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in January, there’s been speculative talk about the future of the long-stalled constitutional amendment. The...
ALPHABET INC.’S Google is the subject of a broad antitrust investigation initiated by 50 attorneys general. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

Google’s advertising practices draw nationwide probe by states

WASHINGTON – A group of 50 attorneys general opened a broad investigation into whether advertising practices of Alphabet Inc.’s Google violate antitrust laws. State attorneys...

Electoral College chaos looms

A federal appeals court has held that members of the Electoral College have a constitutional right to vote for a different presidential candidate than...
TAX RELIEF: Providence City Solicitor Jeffrey Dana said tax challenges represent almost 20% of the active civil cases involving the city. In his most recent annual tally, Dana reported to the City Council that 155 of the 845 open civil cases Providence has in either state or federal court are seeking tax relief.
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What’s commercial property worth? Depends whom you ask

No one likes to pay property taxes. In Providence, fighting that annual bill has become almost routine for many large commercial property owners when...

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...

The Supreme Court After Kennedy

U.S. politics was fractured and its system of government under stress even before Justice Anthony Kennedy said on June 27 that he’d retire from...

Online retailers can be forced to collect tax, high court rules

NEW YORK - The U.S. Supreme Court freed states and local governments to start collecting billions of dollars in sales taxes from internet retailers...

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