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By the time Rhode Island voters have their say in the presidential primaries on April 26, it seems likely at least one of the major parties’ nominating contests will have been … more
After months of consuming virtually all of the political oxygen on Smith Hill, the debate over truck tolling and the governor’s RhodeWorks initiative has, for the time being, been settled. The … more
It’s now, officially, an election year. The campaign has been in full swing for several months, but the turning of the calendar to 2016 represents an important shift. As the days count down to … more
Everyone agrees something must be done – and soon – to address the condition of the state’s deficient bridges. There is anything but unanimity, however, regarding how best to finance the … more
Rhode Island may have fallen short in the General Electric sweepstakes, but the state notched a clear win last week as Citizens Bank announced plans for a new corporate campus in … more
“If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes.” Variations of this witticism – often cited as originating with Mark Twain, despite the lack of a formal record to … more
Last week, Senator Jack Reed and Treasurer Seth Magaziner stressed the importance of filing the Free Application For Federal Student Aid, or the FAFSA. They said nearly $6.77 million was left behind … more
For the second time this year, Rhode Island has unexpectedly lost a political icon. Robert J. Healey, founder of the Cool Moose Party and a perennial candidate for governor and lieutenant governor … more
What is the proper role of government? In which aspects of daily life should the state be involved, and to what extent? Such questions have been at the center of American political life for … more
The issue hasn’t been making headlines to the same degree it did at other points in the last two years, but Rhode Island remains at the epicenter of an ongoing crisis. In early 2014, startling … more
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