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Does the flap about U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Bailey's Beach Club tell us more about Whitehouse, partisan politics, "the media," or something else? Politicians and partisans love castigating their rivals for perceived hypocrisy, so the right-wing more
The $13.1 billion budget quickly passed last week by Rhode Island's House Finance Committee reflects the consensus-building approach of Speaker Joe Shekarchi. The spending plan continues the aversion of previous state leaders to broad-based tax more
More than a decade has passed since Rhode Island cut the state's top marginal tax rate under then-Gov. Don Carcieri in 2010. Now, with more progressives in the General Assembly, there are growing calls to raise taxes on affluent residents. The Rhode more
Can summer happen if there aren't enough workers to serve lobster rolls, staff lifeguard stations and fill other jobs? That's a big concern in Rhode Island, where tourism is one of the state's biggest industries. Matt Weldon, director of the state more
Can summer happen if there aren't enough workers to serve lobster rolls, staff lifeguard stations and fill other jobs? That's a big concern in Rhode Island, where tourism is one of the state's biggest industries. Matt Weldon, director of the state more
As people who work on the frontlines know, it's difficult to attract funding for prevention. "Basically, what's billable is provable, which is ridiculous," Teny Gross, the first director of the Nonviolence Institute, told me when I did the first in-depth more
Back in January 2020 - before the pandemic was on the radar - Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza warned against complacency about the city's underfunded pension. At the same time, after his pitch for monetizing Providence's water supply was DOA at the State more
Although Vice President Kamala Harris had a whirlwind visit to Rhode Island last week, she spent a lot more time with locals than predecessors Mike Pence and Joe Biden when they were here, respectively, in 2017 and 2016. The way that Harris directed the more
The uncertain future facing Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence and Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence burst into public view last week. That was after the Los Angeles-based owner of the hospitals, Prospect Medical Holding, got an more
Every year, scores of people make impassioned arguments about gun-related bills under consideration at the General Assembly. There are marathon hearings like the one that started in the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday afternoon and ended around more
Every year, scores of people make impassioned arguments about gun-related bills under consideration at the General Assembly. There are marathon hearings like the one that started in the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday afternoon and ended around more
When Sabina Matos won election as president of the Providence City Council in 2019, it was impossible to know that she'd win the pick a few years later to be Rhode Island's lieutenant governor. Matos, 47, nonetheless emerged as the early frontrunner for more
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