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Electricity prices in New England are the highest of any region in the United States and have increased 17 to 44 percent the past decade (depending on the state).  Not coincidently, New England … more
The basic premise that a solar generation facility does not impact the land and local area is simply not true. The primary impact of the RES proposal for the Hope Road property is the loss of some 78 … more
The people of Rhode Island have never been afraid to take action when they see a problem. We were the first of the original 13 colonies to declare our independence and were also the first to take … more
By SENATOR LOU RAPTAKIS If you care about open government in Rhode Island, if you’re a fan of having decisions made in a transparent manner, and if you just want to be able to hold elected … more
As governor, my mission is to create jobs and lead an economic comeback that gives everyone an opportunity to make it in Rhode Island. Every day we are working to improve our business climate to make … more
By HERB WEISS With Christmas fast approaching, almost 65 million people who collect Social Security checks will get hit hard in their pocketbooks. On Thursday, Social Security announced that there … more
People are taking a more active role in how they purchase and pay for health care, with consumers driving more of the decision-making process. With thousands of Rhode Island residents purchasing … more
My time teaching children in post-Katrina Louisiana and watching them grow as the region slowly recovered had a profound effect on me that lasts to this day. As General Treasurer, I am pleased to … more
Once upon a time I was 14 years old and so anxious to follow my “calling” to the nursing profession I proudly put on a volunteer Candy-stripper uniform. That marked the onset of my 53-year … more
The 2015 legislative session was another meaningful year for our state’s veterans. I am very proud of all of the bills passed to honor our state’s veterans for the sacrifices so that we as … more
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