A Competitive Enterprise Institute video showing unions' harmful effects on "The Life of Julius" cites a study by the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity.
Video (and one-paragraph summary) of Justin's appearance on WPRI 12's Newsmakers show about same-sex marriage.
As in recent articles from the Current, an investigative report from Tim White, of WPRI, shows another state employee whose funding comes from federal and other sources and whose work practices happen to be deserving of scrutiny.
The City of Central Falls, emerging from bankruptcy, is apparently being run by a crew of young adults with a compelling vision for the city that might not be plausible if public dollars weren't so easy to acquire.
The language added to the RI Senate's same-sex marriage legislation, which passed out of committee today, is far from a "technical fix," and it may present unexpected challenges for advancing the bill the final few steps to being law.
The World Bank's deadline for solving global "extreme poverty" echoes a charity proposed by Herman Melville's Devil, with a lesson that applies the world over.
A short story from December 2001 is once again (or still) relevant, in the wake of the Boston Marathon terrorist bombing.
Anchor Rising has joined the Ocean State Current for a joint venture combining their content at the same online location.
Rhode Island's unemployment rate keeps going down, but a look at employment suggests that the picture remains gloomy.
A letter in today's Providence Journal suggests that I'm equating government employees with the people who receive direct government handouts. That's mistaken; they're different (if overlapping) groups.
Community living aides in group homes operated by the state government have been able to more than triple their pay with overtime and other salary enhancements. State officials cite union rules as a significant driver.
Reflections, in verse, on the night of the Boston Marathon explosions.
The Portsmouth Institute's annual spring-into-summer conference, this year, is on "Catholicism and the American Experience."
The way property taxes work, in Rhode Island, revaluations are little more than a way of redistributing the tax burden, and in Providence, a shift from taxing buildings to taxing land has repercussions for a number of recent issues, from the Superman Building to legislation affecting the entire state.
Questions about how the state will pay for Rhode Island's health benefits exchange point to more basic (and more profound) problems with the entire business model of the project.
Nursing assistants under a particular job title at government-run Eleanor Slater Hospital are taking home up to nearly $115,000 per year, with overtime and other enhanced pay.
Raising the minimum wage, as some state and federal legislators would like to do, will lead to hundreds, maybe thousands, of lost jobs, all based on the false premise that families are struggling to get by on these low incomes