October 31, 2014
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Those of you who have driven by City Hall at night recently have likely noticed that the clock tower is bathed in a pink glow as we join other municipalities throughout Rhode Island to highlight … more
Recently, the University of Rhode Island hosted representatives from many of Rhode Island’s top manufacturing companies to recognize National Manufacturing Day. The range of products represented … more
Reliable, competitively priced energy is essential for economic growth. Unfortunately, New England had the highest natural gas prices in the country in 2013, the result of several related regional … more
Opponents of a state constitutional convention worry that such a gathering might diminish civil rights. Throughout the long march of American history, just the opposite has occurred. To paraphrase … more
Warwick, Johnston and Cranston have undergone a particularly difficult week or so, due to the terrible threats made against young students in those communities. It has been a traumatic event for the … more
If you like how the General Assembly operates, you’ll love a constitutional convention. On the other hand, if you’re concerned about legislative shenanigans, you should reject Question 3 on … more
Two decades ago, Boston Harbor was widely considered the dirtiest harbor in America. Sewage and pollution from local industry made it unsafe to fish or swim in the harbor or the Charles River. But … more
The White House recently announced a $600 million investment in apprenticeship programs. The administration hopes to strengthen ties between community colleges and private companies – and equip … more
On Sunday, I participated in the 6th Annual Preserve Rhode Island Celebration sponsored by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission and Preserve Rhode Island. Not only was I … more
The Rhode Island Constitution requires that all public officials and employees, state and local, “adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct, respect the public trust and the rights of all … more
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