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The State vs. the People, Pt. 1
On Monday, the most prominent headline on the front page of our daily paper or, as the Bud-I calls it with a unique mixture of glee and sadness, "The Pamphlet," was "Cesspools given notice."
A variety of cesspools; the right to know; taking aim
| April 02, 2011
How to eat seed corn
It is now revealed that the first quarter revenue projections for the state have come in an additional $33 million less than expected, running our deficit up to $66 million.
Fiscal due-diligence is a concept unfamiliar to denizens of Smith Hill
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| October 16, 2008
Plan languishes for garage at Garrahy courthouse
The Providence Foundation and some other boosters have been championing a plan to create a multi-story parking garage behind the Garrahy Judicial Complex in downtown Providence.
| June 18, 2008
Post-9/11 Rhode Island has only one state Emergency Management board, while a 1995 statutory commission to examine workplace sexual harassment remains inactive.
RI is overrun by archaic boards and commissions
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| January 31, 2007
As Governor Donald L. Carcieri celebrated his 64th birthday on December 16, he could take satisfaction in any number of things.
The governor faces a tougher political landscape in his second term
| December 27, 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
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