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As we write this week, voters are going to the polls. By the time of publication, the results of the Rhode Island presidential primary – barring a razor-thin margin or other unexpected issue – … more
Perhaps the prevailing narrative in this year’s presidential campaign has been one of frustration with the “establishment.” Clearly, millions of Americans feel that our economic and political … more
Fixing the state’s roads and bridges – and how to pay for it – has been at the forefront of debate at the State House for much of this year. Now, as the budget process for the coming fiscal … 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
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
What is the proper role of government? In which aspects of daily life should the state be involved, and to what extent? Such questions have been at the center of American political life for … more
By the time Rhode Island voters have their say in the presidential primaries on April 26, it seems likely at least one of the major parties’ nominating contests will have been … 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
“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
There’s a great deal of uncertainty surrounding numbers in Rhode Island of late – and not just in terms of projected snow accumulation totals. A revised version of the governor’s RhodeWorks … more
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