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There is an ancient Chinese curse that translates to, “May you get what you wish for.” On the face of the statement, one might think the message is intended as a well-wish. However, the inherent … 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
It’s now, officially, an election year. The campaign has been in full swing for several months, but the turning of the calendar to 2016 represents an important shift. As the days count down to … more
Everyone agrees something must be done – and soon – to address the condition of the state’s deficient bridges. There is anything but unanimity, however, regarding how best to finance the … 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
This past week, Rhode Island lost a political colossus who had changed the landscape of our capital city forever. He was a charismatic retail politician who humorously used to say he “would go to … 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
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