By Gina Raimondo on September 4, 2016
Each year on Labor Day we honor the hardworking women and men that drive our state’s economy forward. This has been an encouraging time of growth and momentum for workers, with Rhode Island gaining 5,000 jobs this year and a new national report showing we rank higher than every other New England state for advanced industry […]
By Steve Ahlquist on April 9, 2016
“I don’t know if we can get you in,” said Leo Skenyon, Nicholas Mattiello’s chief of staff, “We’ve got over 130 people coming, and priority will be given to Cranston residents. We might get you into the basement with a TV. You’ll be able to hear the answers, but you might not hear the questions.”
Posted in Events, Featured, Gun Control, Infrastructure, Photos, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged 38 Studios, frank lombardi, Gordon Fox, kathy gregg, Larry Berman, Lorraine Savard, Nicholas Mattiello, Peter Alviti, Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, RhodeWorks, RICAGV, ridot | 4 Responses
By David Norton on February 29, 2016
The tolls issue is not a case of supporting infrastructure projects or tax policy, or even an attempt at solving our problem of crumbling bridges and roads. Everyone agrees that Rhode Island’s roads and bridges are in need of repair. The tolls issue is really a case of trust in our elected leaders and the way the State of Rhode Island operates.
By Aaron Regunberg on February 25, 2016
On February 10th, after 7 hours of debate on the House Floor, I voted for legislation to invest in our state’s crumbling infrastructure and establish a sustainable source of revenue to maintain and repair our roads and bridges. As a proud progressive, I am happy to stand by that vote.
By Steve Ahlquist on February 11, 2016
Our leaders bought the lies of economic charlatans, gave away millions in tax cuts, impoverished our state and hurt people terribly, only to find that what was really needed was a strong infrastructure, an infrastructure we might have been able to afford if we weren’t concentrating on cutting the taxes of dead millionaires.
By ACLU of RI on February 10, 2016
“It appears these devices will record information from not just trucks subject to tolls, but every vehicle passing through. The technology, the ACLU says, seems similar to automated license plate readers, which capture and record the license plate information, date, time and GPS location of every vehicle on the road.”
Posted in Civil Rights, Featured, Infrastructure, Rhode Island, Transportation | Tagged American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, Hillary Davis, Peter Alviti, RhodeWorks, Truck tolls | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on February 10, 2016
RhodeWorks s being fast tracked because the necessary arrangements between the various parties involved have been carefully worked out, but in an election year, meaning that the sooner elected officials put this issue in their rear view mirror the better. Several legislators are going to be challenged for their seats because of their votes on this.
Posted in Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Economics, Featured, Infrastructure, News, Politics, Providence, Rhode Island, State House, Taxes, Transportation, Video | Tagged Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Dan McKee, General Assembly, Gina Raimondo, GPCC, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, james diossa, jorge elorza, Laurie White, lisa baldelli hunt, Nicholas Mattiello, Peter Andruszkiewicz, Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council, RhodeWorks, Sam Bell, Scott Wolf, teresa paiva weed | 5 Responses
By Young Democrats of RI on February 9, 2016
As Young Democrats, we believe that our system of roads and bridges should be well-maintained and built to promote economic development, connect workers with jobs, and knit together our communities.
By acting now, Rhode Island will realize significant savings, as opposed to the long-standing practice of delaying while our infrastructure becomes more and more unsafe.
Posted in Featured, Infrastructure, Rhode Island, State House, Transportation | Tagged Gina Raimondo, M. Teresa Paiva-Weed, Nicholas Mattiello, RhodeWorks, Young Democrats of Rhode Island | Leave a response
By Andrew Stewart on February 7, 2016
Tony Santos, a blogger who pretends to know something about economic theory, has come out with an over-wrought and under-thought rant about Keynesian economics that is frankly embarrassing. There is also something profoundly ironic about a libertarian socialist like myself writing a defense of Keynesian economics, the political economy seen as a grand bargain between […]
By Steve Ahlquist on February 4, 2016
RhodeWorks is going to happen and nothing is going to stop it.
Posted in Featured, Labor, News, Photos, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged Gina Raimondo, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Michael Sabitoni, Nicholas Mattiello, Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council, RhodeWorks, teresa paiva weed | 9 Responses