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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
1854 Redux The famine pushed the Irish huddled mass across the sea And many heard Rhode Island was the land of liberty The Irish had to deal with bigotry and hate The natives shouted … more
“You wouldn’t do that even to a dog,” the mother of a mentally ill man in the state prison told a committee of the state Senate last month. Do what? Put him in a tiny room, alone, for weeks … more
Summer is here, and for many in New England, that means trips to destinations domestic and abroad. An all-time record 231 million passengers are expected to fly U.S. airlines between June 1 and August 31, up from 210 million a year more
The people of Rhode Island are caring and generous, in both spirit and action. I know this because I was born and raised here, and I have witnessed our collective compassion in action throughout my life. When I supervised court-advocacy 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
Rhode Island is the smallest state in the country, which allows, as Rhode Islanders often joke, everyone to know each other and each other’s business. News on different local issues usually spreads … 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
Dear Graduates, Congratulations on your big day! Your parents are proud. Family and friends will attend the long awaited celebration. And last, but not least, you get to move on and start the next adventure. All too often, when more
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