This week’s column looks at Governor Raimondo’s budget and her controversial truck toll plan.
Gary Sasse and Brian Newberry are among the local Republicans who have signed on to back the Florida senator.
RIPEC, a think tank, warned Wednesday about a variety of potential problems with Governor Raimondo’s proposal.
The governor unveiled her proposed tax-and-spending plan for the next fiscal year during a televised address.
Yet a Fed economist finds only mixed evidence for a “skills gap” – a mismatch between workers and jobs – in Rhode Island.
This week’s column looks at Cianci’s legacy, Governor Raimondo’s political problem and the truck-toll proposal picking up speed.
The shakeup on the industry’s team comes just as the governor’s toll plan is gaining steam at the State House.
Gov. Gina Raimondo has had a change of heart about the late Providence Mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr.
The revised plan largely keeps in place Governor Raimondo’s overall idea of borrowing money for a surge in projects.
The new version of Governor Raimondo’s bridge-funding proposal is expected to feature less borrowing and lower tolls.
Here’s why these two relatively small states play such an outsized role in picking the next president.
“Maybe he shines through it all, maybe he comes through glorious and unhurt,” the senator said. “But maybe they tear him to pieces.”
This week’s column looks at Providence’s economy, tolls, the future of Rhode Island’s charter schools and more.
“Sheldon Whitehouse is probably my only friend in the Senate who is a socialist bordering on Communist,” John McCain quipped.
“I’m trying to both win the climate fight at the level which is I think appropriate – the national level,” the senator explained.
Rhode Island’s senior senator is now the top Democrat on a powerful committee that allocates funding for the Newport base and Quonset.
“I believe that this president has failed,” said John McCain, while Jack Reed countered that he thinks the strategy in place can work.
The 2008 Republican presidential nominee singled out three candidates for praise: Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and John Kasich.
“We are bullish on Rhode Island,” declared the author of a study about the state’s potential commissioned by Governor Raimondo.
A major new study warns Rhode Island “will continue to see its standard of living decline” unless significant changes happen.
The inside scoop about how Rhode Island wooed GE, Governor Raimondo’s elite connections, truck tolls, 38 Studios and more.
“It’s still being actively pursued, but we’re not too far from coming to a conclusion,” the leader of the Rhode Island State Police said.
“Rhode Island’s was one of the strongest pitches of any state’s, and they were a finalist,” a company spokesman revealed.
The governor will also unveil her proposed state budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, which starts July 1.
The company considered Rhode Island for its new corporate headquarters but has instead decided to move to Boston.