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If you’ve filled your tank in the past few weeks, you’ve probably noticed the recent spike in gas prices. The national average price of regular unleaded is getting closer and closer to $4 a … more
Following meetings with dozens of business leaders from a cross section of industries, I submitted legislation this session to reduce the corporate tax from 9 percent to 7 percent. By working with … more
I am the Clifford in the so called “Clifford case,” and I am one of 177 individuals who have filed suit against the state of Rhode Island. I worked as a high school teacher for over 30 years, and … more
From the Old Slater Mill in Pawtucket to modern submarine production at Quonset Point, the manufacturing sector has always been central to Rhode Island’s economy. Unfortunately, we’ve seen more … more
We cannot continue to ignore the costs of climate change; doing so would further exacerbate its toll on the Rhode Island economy and compromise the welfare of all Rhode Islanders. We are already … more
With an all-out push for policies and strategies that attract new business to Rhode Island, it doesn’t make sense that the state would want to welcome new firms here by handing them an annual tax … more
It was September 1994, and I had never imagined myself sitting alone in the crowded and chaotic basement of Traveler’s Aid Society, now known as Crossroads in downtown Providence, waiting to get my … more
While politicians, pundits, union officials, civic leaders, parents and business captains volley the issue of High School graduation requirements around, young people are negatively … more
On Tuesday, April 8, I went to the White House where I met President Obama and many extraordinary women who have spent decades advocating for equality. Together, we marked Equal Pay Day, the day to … more
In 1986 Rhode Island voters approved a constitutional amendment to require that elected officials and public employees adhere to the highest ethical standards of public service. In a 2009 ruling … more
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