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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
When it comes to wrongdoing on the part of public servants, Rhode Island certainly has no monopoly. Yet for those who call the Ocean State home, it can often feel otherwise. In very recent memory, … 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
Rhode Island has found itself back in the headlines, but not for a reason anyone who cares about the Ocean State would hope. CNBC last week released its list of 2016’s “Top States for … more
While cooler temperatures and proverbial “April showers” have lingered into May, Rhode Islanders are increasingly turning their attention to the outdoor staples of the spring and summer … 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
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