The Wall Street Journal has covered Rhode Island so much lately, it ought to devote a beat to us – if not a dedicated section. Yesterday, the Rupert Murdoch-owned paper reported that Chafee sent $70 million in early state aid payments for struggling cities and towns. Also, a WSJ op/ed yesterday lauded Rhode Island for its handling on Medicaid spending.
Talk about a glass-half-empty attitude … while same sex couple still can’t marry in Rhode Island, a bill being considered at the State House would let them get divorced.
It sounds like Newt Gingrich will be campaigning in Rhode Island this month … campaigning for exactly what, we’re not sure, seeing that he’s already been statistically eliminated from the GOP nomination.
With funding still uncertain, the Interagency Council on Homelessness approved a plan that would emphasize housing over shelters. A great step in the right direction.
So long, Neumont University, we hardly knew ya … and it turns out we won’t get to know you any better as the Utah-based for-profit college has decided against opening an Ocean State campus.
While the word was that Gov. Chafee and supporters of medical marijuana in the General Assembly came to an agreement on a bill that would allow cannabis compassion centers to open, no one really knows how much pot they’ll be able to have or grow.
It turns out Senators Ruggerio and Ciccone weren’t the only ones familiar with the State House at the now-infamous arrest in Barrington.
Don’t let anyone ever tell you activism is thankless work … at least it’s not for Frank Beazley, an advocate for the disabled for whom the General Assembly will rename the center for patients with paralysis and other disabilities.
Good news … Providence Business News says leading economic indicators continue to show improvements for the fourth month in a row.