Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce
By Steve Ahlquist on April 3, 2017
“You pass this law [increasing the minimum wage], there are going to be dirtier restaurants,” said restaurant broker Scott Sogard, “I hope you increase the budget for the health department.”
Posted in Class Warfare, Cumberland, Featured, Massachusetts, Minimum Wage, Photos, Portsmouth, Poverty, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged aaron regunberg, AFL-CIO, Angelo’s Palace Pizza, Associated Builders and Contractors of Northern Rhode Island, Bahjat Shariff, Bill Kitsilis, Burger King, Charles Jones, Chris Tarro, Clements Marketplace, david bennett, Douglas Hall, Economic Progress Institute, Elizabeth Seuver, Emmanuel Falck, Energy Markets Association, EPI, fdr, fuerza laboral, Georgia Hollister-Isman, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, House Judiciary Committee, House Labor Committee, john simmons, Kenneth Mendonca, Lennette Boiselle, Lou Ferrazzano, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Maureen Martin, Michael Beauregard, Michal Araujo, minimum wage, Moira Walsh, Murphy's Deli & Bar, National Industrial Recovery Act, New England Convenience Stores, Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, opportunity wage, Panera Bread, patricia morgan, Raul Figueroa, Rebecca Kislak, Rhode Island Hospitality Association, Rhode Island Mortgage Bankers Association, Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council, RI Jobs with Justice, RI NOW, RI Working Families Party, RIHA, RIPEC, Robert Craven, Ruth Ferrazzano, Scott Sogard, seiu 1199, Sienna Restaurants, Taco Bell, Tracy Clements Anthony, Wall Street, Young Democrats of Rhode Island | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on February 12, 2017
Business advocacy groups are paying lobbyists extremely well to keep the 78,000 people working for minimum wage in Rhode Island as poor, desperate and hungry as possible.
Posted in Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Economics, Featured, Inequality, Labor, Minimum Wage, Poverty, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged ALEC, Consumer Price Index, CPI, Elizabeth Suever, Erin Donovan-Boyle, General Assembly, Gina Raimondo, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, house finance, Lenette Boisselle, Martiesian & Associates, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, Rhode Island Hospitality Association, Roberts Carroll Feldstein & Peirce | 5 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on January 8, 2017
“We ask that you not mandate predictive scheduling or sick time pay,” said Gary Ezovski to state government leaders at the 2017 Rhode Island Small Business Economic Summit…
Posted in Business, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Economics, Featured, Inequality, Labor, News, People, Rhode Island | Tagged Commission to Study the Upgrade of Facilities by Encouraging Private Investment in Qualifying Projects, Gary Ezovski, New England Coalition for Affordable Energy, Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, P3, predictive scheduling, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, Rhode Island Small Business Economic Summit, sick time pay, Small Business Association | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on September 17, 2016
The Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) Meeting happens four times a year and its a chance for ISO-NE to exchange information with electricity consumers in New England. ISO-NE is the group that regulates our electricity markets and keeps the lights on by coordinating electricity generation and transmission. They run billion dollar markets and interact with companies […]
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Events, Featured, Infrastructure, News, Providence, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged BASE, Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, Deepwater Wind, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, FANG Collective, Invenergy, ISO NE, John Niland, Kathy Martley, Keith Clougherty, Mary Pendergast, national grid, NEPOOL, Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, RI Public Utilities Commission, RIPUC, Sally Mendzela, Spectra Energy, TEC-RI | 6 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on June 16, 2016
In the end, of course, they voted the bill down. It was such an unusual circumstance that Chairman Michael McCaffrey couldn’t quite get his head around how it was supposed to work.
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, News, Photos, State House, Video | Tagged Burrillville Town Council, cale keable, Debbie Krieg, Dominick Ruggerio, Donna Nesselbush, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, frank lombardi, General Assembly, Gina Raimondo, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, Invenergy, Michael J. McCaffrey, Nick Katkevich, Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, Paul Fogarty, Providence Journal, Senate Judiciary Committee, Stephen Archambault, william conley | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on May 26, 2016
John Niland has been Invenergy’s front man for a proposed fracked gas and diesel oil burning power plant in Burrillville. His messaging is always very careful and measured. Still, over the course of his short talk, he did reveal some interesting nuggets of information.
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure | Tagged Brian Newberry, Clear River, Clear River Energy Center, Energy Facility Siting Board, Invenergy, John Niland, Kirkbrae Country Club, lisa baldelli hunt, michael marcello, MTBE, Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce | 8 Responses