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If we want to create jobs and grow our economy, we have to make it easier to do business in Rhode Island. Right now, companies across the country are making decisions about where more
Rhode Island has experienced something very unfortunate. For two elections, in a row, we are represented by a Governor for whom a majority of Rhode Island voters have voted against. Instant-runoff … more
You know who I feel sorry for? Today’s politicians. You’ll laugh at this, but hear me out. This is a very tough time to be a politician whether running for office or trying to lead while … more
We live in the Ocean State, and this fact is nourishing to my faith. Aside from outer space, no realm is more mysterious to us than our oceans. Where else do you most feel this reverential awe – … more
Last Sunday, the University of Rhode Island hosted a competition which pitted student teams against each other in defending their moral take on complex social, political and business issues. This … more
This past week the General Assembly finally passed legislation to give the Ethics Commission jurisdiction over the General Assembly. That means, come Nov. 8, when you go to vote, there will be a … more
On a nice weekend, I will ride my motorcycle for a few hours to clear my head and reflect on the previous week at the State House. Our vehicles are much more than a mode of transportation. For many of us, they are a place of more
By GUS MANOCCHIA, MD The new paradigm in health and healthcare continues to move from treating existing disease to proactively promoting wellness. This leads to better quality of life overall, … more
Gov. Raimondo’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget contains a line that if adopted would increase the excise tax on cigarettes by 25 cents a pack. Our calculations suggest that this would result … more
The presidential candidacies of Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders attest to a widespread anger with our federal government. A similar sentiment pervades Rhode Island. One way to begin … more
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