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Rhode Island was hit harder than most states by the decline in American manufacturing. As we lost thousands of jobs, we didn’t do enough to position our state for growth in fast-growing, advanced … more
By SPEAKER NICHOLAS A. MATTIELLO When I became Speaker of the House of Representatives two years ago, I wanted to send a clear message that reform was critical to moving our state forward. We … more
When I first ran for office, I campaigned on a platform of “environmental economics.” What does that mean? It means putting wind turbines, solar arrays and small-scale renewable energy … more
When Navy fighter pilot Matt Bellina was 30, he went to the doctor to have some odd symptoms checked out. The diagnosis was a shock: Lou Gehrig's disease, or ALS. ALS is always fatal, usually killing its victims more
Labor Day has come and gone and many Americans think of it as a well-deserved holiday for workers - and it is. It is also a holiday about workers. This annual observation that dates back to September 5, 1882, is a direct result of more
A little over a month ago, I was proud to be appointed the chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight. In my new role, my focus will be making government work for Rhode Islanders. I hear from my … more
School is back in session. Hopefully you and your child(ren) are off to a good start. While we often hear talk about testing, a rigorous curriculum, standards, and accountability, let's not forget one very important thing-fun. All more
How would you like to be part of an investment that benefits you - and the economy - by protecting key Rhode Island landscapes, maximizing outdoor recreation opportunities, preventing stormwater pollution of water more
Just days ago, Louis A. Marciano came to St. Paul's Church on a mission to get his fellow Pawtucket Rotarians more involved in Rotary International's efforts to create a polio-free world. Marciano, a former Mount Pleasant High School more
This year, Rhode Island can turn a corner on ethics. For the better part of a decade, good government groups like Common Cause have toiled at the State House to pass legislation that would give the Ethics Commission jurisdiction over more
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