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November 21, 2011

Lambert's Council Brings Disappointing Chill in Negotiation Season

Meanwhile, in Tiverton, a Town Council that looked likely to stand firm in union negotiations is not performing as expected.

Posted by Justin Katz at 10:00 AM

April 2, 2011

Using Transparency to Know What Administrators Should Be Investigating

Tiverton's superintendent of schools, William Rearick, might do well to understand comparative budgets better than, say, a part-time blogger.

Posted by Justin Katz at 11:56 AM

March 23, 2011

Thinning the Fuel Won't Create Efficiency

My Patch column, this week, defines the target population of Rhode Island's recent and proposed tax changes and offers a brief economics lesson to suggest that the apparent strategy is perhaps not the best.

Posted by Justin Katz at 6:01 AM

March 16, 2011

The Prayer and the Regent

My patch column, this week, joins two topics related to education in Rhode Island.

Posted by Justin Katz at 6:21 AM

March 9, 2011

A Process That Binds

As an applicant for an interim town treasurer job in Tiverton, I found the process to be peculiar

Posted by Justin Katz at 5:52 AM

March 2, 2011

Another Acronym to Track

My latest column introduces readers to OPEBs, or "other post-employment benefits" for public-sector workers.

Posted by Justin Katz at 5:59 AM

February 23, 2011

What Hope for Education?

No markers suggest proximate improvement of education in Rhode Island.

Posted by Justin Katz at 5:32 AM

February 16, 2011

Picking a Level of Democracy

My column, this week, laments pick-and-choose support for democracy.

Posted by Justin Katz at 6:28 AM

February 1, 2011

Taking Past Excess Off the Table

Local budget architects can't design current budgets without considering tax increases of the past.

Posted by Justin Katz at 5:14 AM

January 25, 2011

Failure With or Without Tiers

Arguments over RI's proposed tiered diploma system are a distraction from the real controversy in education.

Posted by Justin Katz at 6:10 AM

January 18, 2011

Why I'm Suing the Town

My Tiverton Patch column this week explains why I'm suing the Town of Tiverton.

Posted by Justin Katz at 12:21 PM

January 10, 2011

What School Choice Is Already Telling Us

This week's Patch column asks why Little Compton sends its students right through Tiverton to Portsmouth.

Posted by Justin Katz at 4:33 PM

January 5, 2011

Diplomats and Accountants

The two aspects of a local school budget controversy are diplomacy and accounting.

Posted by Justin Katz at 6:06 AM

December 29, 2010

Self Governance in a Diverse Community

I got a little philosophical on the topic of small-town Democracy for my Patch.com colujmn this week.

Posted by Justin Katz at 6:13 AM

December 21, 2010

Local Budgets and Generosity at Christmas

Taxation, local budgets, and some gifts from the Clauses are in my Patch.com column, this week.

Posted by Justin Katz at 5:42 AM

December 7, 2010

Positions: One Per Resident

My Patch.com column this week takes up a minor local controversy over residents' holding multiple town positions, in light of the relevance to local politics to larger political battles.

Posted by Justin Katz at 5:54 AM

December 1, 2010

Miles to Go Before Tiverton Sleeps

The first edition of my new column on the Tiverton-LittleCompton Patch.com is up.

Posted by Justin Katz at 5:52 AM