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Since colonial times, scandals have made Rhode Island the butt of national jokes. Republicans controlled the General Assembly from the 1850s until the “Bloodless Revolution” of 1935. … 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
Voters are going to the polls this year with economic worries uppermost in their minds. Although the “headline” unemployment rate has fallen to 5.0 percent, the labor force participation … more
My parents never had the opportunity to go to college. But ever since I was little, my mom made sure that I would have the chance. I’ve talked to a lot of high school students who come from … more
When Navy fighter pilot Matt Bellina was 30, he went to the doctor to have some odd symptoms checked out. The diagnosis was a shock: Lou Gehrig's disease, or ALS. ALS is always fatal, usually killing its victims more
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