Mayors Don Grebien, of Pawtucket, and Leo Fontaine, of Woonsocket, write an op/ed together in today’s Projo about their lawsuit against the state that contends that RIDE should move quicker to bridge the giant funding gap that exists between the affluent suburbs and the poorer inner cities in Rhode Island. It’s an issue that we’ve covered at length (see here and here) and one that not only explains why RI public schools as a whole don’t perform better, but also why the state in general doesn’t as well.
In a smart move that plays to the state’s natural advantages, Rhode Island is using the arts as an economic engine.
“Let’s be clear: State socialism created the suburbs. That migration – of educated, middle class workers away from the cities and mill villages – limited tax revenues and job opportunities in city centers across the state.” – Daniel Lawlor.
Why is Gina Raimondo trying to undercut Gov. Chafee’s efforts to help out struggling cities and towns? Here’s why.
If Anthony Gemma took his candidacy for Congress more seriously so would the media. But, then again, if he wasn’t such a joke, neither would be his campaign.
It’s Marathon Monday in Massachusetts today, when the Red Sox play their annual 11 am home game in conjunction with the Boston Marathon, but it’s also Patriot’s Day, marking the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the first actual military skirmish of the American Revolution, which Ralph Waldo Emerson dubbed “the shot heard ’round the world.”
It’s also the day the Senate is slated to take its first vote on the Buffett Rule … check out our coverage here.
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