Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Arlene Violet

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Regular readers will recall that last fall, Ted Hahn, a former advanced math teacher turned political guru predicted that Jorge Elorza would win the Providence Mayoral race solely on the basis of the numbers. His prediction came at the...
“If it moves, ve vill (sic) kill it,” so intoned Arnold Schwarzenegger  in one of his movies. I happen to think that is the motto of the democrat leadership in this state. Taxpayers are in the crosshairs of their...
In last week’s column I reported on one of the Pawsox co-owners, Tom Ryan, and his tenure as CEO of CVS. There were at least 10 major scandals associated with CVS ranging from the sale of medication with expiration...
By now you know that former CVS head, Thomas Ryan and former Fleet Bank president and CEO, Terry Murray, are major owners of the PawSox team which is looking to move their stadium to Providence. Because of the subsidies...
Last week the Paw Sox took its supporters on a trip to Durham, North Carolina to “see” how a downtown stadium could spur economic growth. One glaring omission of fact was not disclosed: The Durham Bulls are owned by...
In my last column I intimated that there were more whoppers being served at the Paw Sox “listening tour” in Barrington than at local Burger Kings that evening. One major claim was that about half of the people who...
The Pawsox “listening tour” ensemble hit the East Bay on July 27 and created the biggest Whopper ever made since James McLamore initiated  Burger King’s version in 1957. The misrepresentations could fill many columns and will. Perhaps the biggest...
One way to improve the unemployment rate is to hire more government workers. That’s what Governor Gina Raimondo is doing. She recently unveiled plans to hire an additional 10 people to work for the Commerce Corporation. The quasi-public agency...
Most Rhode Islanders probably think that the so-called pension reform legislation passed this year by the Rhode Island General Assembly has now resolved the unfunded liability quagmire. It has not. Originally estimated as $6.8 billion under prior accounting standards,...
I want to make one thing clear from the beginning. Nothing will change in repairing the infrastructure of  Rhode Island bridges and roads until the Department of Transportation (DOT) demands accountability. I have written many articles about shoddy practices...
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