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The end of Rhode Island's legislative session last week was largely drama-free, with none of the curious sticking points or cross-chamber clashes that have sometimes punctuated the final countdown. It helps, of course, that the state is flush with cash, more
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
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
Nothing can unify a divided population quite as fast as an exponentially large pothole - right? Whether you're a staunch conservative, a far-left liberal or somewhere in between, we can all share common animosity towards the familiar experience of seeing more
The fight over control of Rhode Island's third-largest hospital group got relatively little local attention for a long time. The lawyer for Prospect Medical Holdings, the California-based parent of Roger Williams Medical Center and Our Lady of Fatima 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
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