Columns
38 results total, viewing 1 - 12
I want to thank the Cranston Herald's readers for your comments and questions following our first House Talk" column. I appreciate your interest and active engagement. Among the many issues the House is focusing during this legislative session are" more
By HERB WEISS Less than four months ago, a research report released by the Washington, D.C.-based National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS), using an analysis of U.S. Census data, found that even with the nation's economic recovery, savings levels more
By STEVEN FRIAS Every month, Rhode Islanders pay a 911 fee on their phone bills, but most of the funds raised by this fee do not go to the E-911 system. Instead, every year, millions in 911 fees are diverted to pay for other expenses in the budget. For more
As we begin our 2019 legislative session, I want to give the people of Cranston an overview of what they can expect from their House of Representatives this year. Before doing so, however, I wish to sincerely thank two key groups - the voters of more
By HERB WEISS With the dust settling after the adjournment of the 2019 legislative session on June 30, 2019, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo halfheartedly signed the state's 2020 fiscal year $9.9 billion budget into law. The newly enacted budget more
Separated by less than 24 hours, two events that played out at City Hall last week illustrate either how laboriously slow government can move or how fewer than 100 youths can ignite an issue of community concern. On Tuesday night, the latest in a series more
By STEVE FRIAS In search of more revenues, the General Assembly recently enacted legislation requiring more companies to collect Rhode Island's seven percent sales tax on items ordered on the internet. This legislation is a result of a 2018 U.S. Supreme more
I'm filing a complaint against my neighbor. It's become too much. His yakking is incessant. Just the other night I was awakened by his calling, me too.me too.me too." What on earth could be happening? The moonlit yard showed no signs of activity. Houses" more
By NICHOLAS MATTIELLO Curbing the opioid epidemic is one of the most significant public health challenges facing Rhode Island and the nation today. A Washington Post investigation recently reported that Rhode Island was one of the first places in the more
By STEVEN FRIAS Rhode Island is a unique state with unusual scandals. Last week, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello declared he did not know what to cut in Rhode Island's $9.97 billion state budget. Shortly afterwards, it was revealed that buried in next more
This was the plan: Pick the day and time people would least likely want to be going anywhere; escape the lines and get Carol's new car, which really isn't new, registered in record time. Harvey Davies, who found the 2005 Buick, knew exactly what I should more
By NICHOLAS A. MATTIELLO I am proud that the General Assembly adopted a pro-business, pro-consumer budget that reflects our commitment to operate within our state's means. We are fully funding the essential programs we provide to our citizens, more
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 Next »
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 6 months.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.