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There was a recent article in the Providence Journal (Feb. 15, 2018) by Linda Borg that should cause all citizens to shake their collective heads. Providence Superintendent of Schools, Christopher … more
Paul Pence, Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor, has never been a bench warmer. “I’m not the kind of person who can just sit back and complain about problems. I need to jump in … more
If you want to take the measure of the man, R.I. Lieutenant Governor, Dan McKee, you would observe at least 2 common threads in his life, namely, that kids come first and he improves whatever posts … more
Democrat Lieutenant Governor candidate, Aaron Regunberg, age 28, has learned his life lessons well. His single mother, to whom he refers as the strongest person he knows, raised him to value the … more
Rarely does one find in politics a candidate who has thought through his positions. Even rarer still is the 33 year old who has done so. Yet, independent gubernatorial candidate Dr. Luis Daniel Munoz … more
The governor unveiled her $9.4 billion state budget plan for fiscal year 2018-19 and many features of it are disheartening. Take, for example, the expected tax yield from “vices”, i.e. … more
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