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“Providence needs a tax revolt.” I first saw this statement on a sign on Smith Street years ago. It was erected on the property of a good businessman, who had spent almost two decades … more
By ROBERT FLANDERS When neighbors, friends and family ask me why I am running for the U.S. Senate, my answer is simple. As Nelson Mandela said: There is no passion to be found playing small; in settling for a life that is less impactful than the one you" more
There is nothing more important than integrity and keeping your word. It is unfortunate that Senate President Dominick Ruggerio and his leadership team reneged on a commitment to pass the state budget as negotiated, and did so at more
Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast are devastated. Never has an area been so blasted by so much rainfall in such a short amount of time. Houston has received more rainfall than other city across the United States received in one entire more
By K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI We live in a time period where negativity, particularly toward government, has sadly become the norm. It is understandable why the public has a negative view of state government due to various missteps and mistakes that have been more
By ATTORNEY GENERAL PETER F. KILMARTIN Craig Price. The name alone conjures up visions of a monster, a boogeyman, a serial killer 30 years later. The cause of such visceral reactions are the crimes he committed and the age at which he committed them. more
As President of the Rhode Island State Senate, I have a responsibility to ensure we pass a balanced and sustainable budget for the state of Rhode Island. The budget adopted by the House of Representatives did not protect the more
America is unique in its ability to evolve and embrace new ideas. Sometimes change comes slowly, but this happens through patience, turmoil, debate, voting and education. Once women were not allowed to vote. Once blacks were more
By WALTER D. CRADDOCK Rhode Islanders have long clamored for better service from the state agencies funded with their tax dollars. The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles is no exception. This year the division began a series of steps to improve its more
By REV. HARRY RIX For several days I have been tuning out media coverage of flood victims of Harvey, Irma and Maria. I am sick of hearing about floods. But I watched the DemocracyNow! news broadcast, available online, and could not remove my eyes from more
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