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Recent to-do lists for the 2016 legislative session omitted one crucial New Year’s resolution: Restore Ethics Commission jurisdiction over the General Assembly. Nearly seven years have passed … more
To the Editor: Because refugees are given special treatment by the United States, the number of refugees admitted each year should not be set. Admittance to the United States should be on a … 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
To the Editor: Our world consists of matter in motion, and, as with all things, climate is continually changing. However, normal climactic changes present themselves over thousands of years – … 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
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