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Rhode Island so often finds itself following in the footsteps of other states (hi, Massachusetts) when it comes to passing policy. We see no reason why Rhode Island cannot become a nationwide leader … more
Any realistic parent will be sure to impart this classic piece of wisdom to their children: “There is no such thing as a sure thing.” And as we’ve recently come to learn from the … more
While the ink is barely dry on the package of 14 bills proposed last week as part of a widespread affordable housing strategy endorsed by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, it is worth taking a … more
It seems to always happen, as soon as we sit down to dinner, the phone rings. Carol grabbed the receiver and looked at the screen. “You may want to take this,” she said handing me … more
Last week, one of Rhode Island’s most high-profile politicians made waves by announcing his departure from Congress less than three months into a new term which he had just handily won this … more
Revelations can be wonderful surprises or, as I realized last week, a product of opening one’s eyes to what is there.  In this instance my eyes were wide open. I knew where I was and what … more
Over the weekend, the Rhode Island Senate leader called publicly for RIPTA CEO and former Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian to step down, paving the way for Rhode Island DOT to take over as the leader … more
This week the Rhode Island Health Care Association (RIHCA) released a statement advocating for the waiver of impending fines set forth by a new law that mandates a certain amount of care … more
Chances are likely that you’ve at least heard about ChatGPT — the artificial intelligence chatbot that has whipped the world into a frenzy of extreme reactions; from advocates promising … more
It has only become more apparent in recent years how important the open availability of reliable information is to maintaining a healthy democracy. For this reason, among the hundreds of priorities … more
Judging by recent news reports, Rhode Island has a few issues with appointing judges as most vividly illustrated by the retirement of Providence Judge Frank Caprio of Caught in Providence.  … more
If you ever want to make your head spin, taking a look at Rhode Island DOT’s 2022 Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) ought to do the trick. The 73-page document outlines the … more
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