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An education funding formula, hailed as a breakthrough, faces its critics
For years, Rhode Island was one of just two states in the union without a funding formula for its public schools. And then, for a time, it was the only state with that dubious dis-tinction.
| June 25, 2010
Easy Ed strikes again
It’s always easy for Ed. That’s “Easy Ed” Achorn, the Other Paper’s deputy editorial pages editor who is the equivalent of a right-wing P&J.
More propaganda from Achorn. Plus, legislative musings and more.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| November 13, 2009
State House status
Rhode Island voters, for all their supposed insularity, are an increasingly progressive bunch.
In a purportedly liberal state, the Rhode Island General Assembly has a stubbornly conservative bent. But can progressive politics make a dent in 2010?
| August 14, 2009
Rebels in the general assembly
To the displeasure of progressives around Rhode Island, the Democrat-controlled General Assembly this year passed mammoth tax cuts for the wealthiest of Rhode Islanders — the same kind of tax cuts for which national Democrats have hammered President Geor
Can progressives change the debate on the issues that matter?
| October 18, 2006
Champions of the status quo
Although the flameout in April of Matt Brown’s US Senate bid was the most prominent example, he’s hardly been the only Rhode Island candidate to run into a campaign finance-related hassle this year.
Protecting incumbents takes precedence over a reform that could diminish the influence of money in Rhode Island politics
| July 26, 2006
The long wait for gay marriage
Justice Brown-Duso is an outspoken nine-year-old with a big smile.
Although Rhode Island offers a hospitable home to gays and lesbians, equality remains elusive
| February 15, 2006
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