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If Rhode Island wants to attract new companies to locate here and encourage existing companies to grow, we need to offer solid reasons that our state is a very attractive place for business to … more
Let’s not sugarcoat things. I recognize that Rhode Island isn’t perfect. We have some serious challenges facing this state. Admitting our competitive shortcomings and developing an aggressive … more
The snow has melted away – for now, at least. Temperatures have risen into the 50s – on some days. Baseball is being played – albeit it several hundred miles to the south and west. All … more
With all of the furor surrounding the economy and job creation in Rhode Island, another critical issue is being ignored: the cost of housing. In addition to getting a job, our children need a place … more
DMV COMPUTER SYSTEM WORSE THAN OBAMACARE’S:  We were all amazed that the U.S. Government, as large as it is and with as much of our money as it spends, couldn’t put together a simple computer … more
Marijuana policy reform is a hot topic these days in Rhode Island and across the country. Over the last three years, we’ve been discussing the issue with constituents, colleagues, opinion leaders … more
As an aging Baby Boomer, the pains and aches of old age and my noticeable gray hair are obvious signs of getting closer to age 60. The aches and pains of getting older happen more often, … more
I have to be completely honest about this: if I can avoid it, I don’t want to be a Rhode Islander when I die. I was born here, have lived here pretty much all of my life, and operate a sizeable … more
On Jan. 28, 2014, President Barack Obama gave his 2014 State of the Union (SOTU), a whopping 6,778-word speech, calling on both Chambers of Congress to either work with him to move the country … more
As we gear up for the upcoming election, I have been thinking a lot about the different campaigns I ran throughout the years. While campaigns can be stressful, I have to admit, one of the things I … more
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