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All Rhode Islanders benefit from our state’s partnerships with Twin River and IGT. Lottery revenues are the third largest source of state income and are used to provide essential state services … more
By SEN. JAMES C. SHEEHAN Seldom do we recognize historical turning points as they unfold. Today, we stand at a crucial crossroads in the life of our republic. Three years ago candidate Donald Trump welcomed and accepted help from Russian President more
By MEGAN KENNEALLY Some people may think that a way to quit smoking cigarettes might be to try a vaping product. However, the effects of vaping products are similar to those that occur after smoking cigarettes. Do you ever see a dramatic puff of smoke more
By MICHAEL SEPE The economic development plan to keep IGT and over 1,000 workers here in Rhode Island is vitally important to continuing the progress our state has made building a technology and innovation economy. I want to tell my community the story more
By MILLIE SANTILLI People are living longer and are no longer old at 50, 60, 70, 80 or even 90. Today people of age are still working, traveling, more conscience of their health and what it takes to continue to have an active life. Most people of age are more
By KRYSTAL NOISEUX In the past year, recycling has certainly made headlines. Stories of China's outright rejection of trash-laden U.S. recyclables have peppered national news. Our neighbors in Massachusetts have grappled with special permits, allowing more
By MAX RICHTMAN It's no secret that American workers face a major - and very real - retirement crisis. Wealth inequality and workplace changes have all but kicked-out two of the legs of the traditional retirement stool: pensions and private savings - more
By MORRIS M. BOCHNER As a retired director of facilities and transportation, I get frustrated to hear of buildings in deplorable structural and visual repair in Providence. These concerns, which did not happen all at once, are a product of neglect due to more
By H. PHILIP WEST JR. Edward Achorn came to the Providence Journal 20 years ago. He soon joined the public clamor for constitutional separation of powers - the cornerstone of American government that the General Assembly had resisted since the 1840s. His more
By HANNA GALLO and JOSEPH McNAMARA The most difficult part of being a lawmaker is taking all the input you receive on many different issues and correlating it all into a sound public policy. When that issue is education, where you have to reconcile the more
By SABRINA PEREIRA Rhode Island is facing a climate crisis. Since 1956, Providence's sea level has risen approximately five inches, and scientists now predict that over the next 16 years levels will continue to rise another six inches, at a more rapid more
By LAUREN H. CARSON For several years, I have been working within the General Assembly, and with the Division of Taxation and local municipalities, on efforts to fairly, safely regulate short-term rentals offered by third-party hosting platforms such as more
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