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Russell Moore: The RI Way-Do Business with Those You Sue
Russell Moore asks: How much faith can the state really have in its lawsuit when it retains the services of one of the very entities they're suing in the first place? Rhode Islanders like me, I'm told, just don't get that there's stupidity, incompetence, and cronyism in state governments from one shining sea to the other.
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Sun Mar 09, 2014
Do You Favor Legalized Marijuana and Taxation in Rhode Island?
The Governor of Colorado is warning other Governors that the legalization of marijuana is a far more complicated issue than expected -- while RI Governor Lincoln Chafee is pitching the concept of passing legalization legislation to generate revenue for the state.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Another View: The wages of weed
Marijuana legalization was a hot topic at the recent meeting of the National Governors Association in Washington, for obvious reasons – among them the prospect of raising much-needed revenue by taxing pot sales.
The Modesto Bee
Conn. governor visiting RI to discuss dyslexia
The Hamilton School at Wheeler is considered "a school within a school" and serves elementary-grade children with language-based learning issues.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Side of the Rhode: Who's Hot and Who's Not in RI Politics?
Every Friday, Dan Lawlor breaks down who's rising and who's falling in the world of Rhode Island politics.
7-Year-Old Cancer Patient Gets Unforgettable Birthday Surprise
A Rhode Island boy battling leukemia got the birthday surprise of a lifetime this morning as hundreds of police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel hand-delivered birthday cards to him.
The Miami Herald
RI jobless rate ticks down to 9.2 percent
Rhode Island's unemployment rate ticked down in January to 9.2 percent, and the number of jobs was up sizably.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Brown at 250
Brown University is not celebrating its 250th birthday quietly. A two-day celebration kicks off Friday morning, March 7, with a "morning of academic exploration and discovery" for more than 250 local middle schoolers.
The Washington Post
Editorial: Tax revenue from legalized marijuana may not meet expectations
MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION was a hot topic at the recent meeting of the National Governors Association in Washington, for obvious reasons - among them the prospect of raising much-needed revenue by taxing pot sales.
Transcript of president's speech on minimum wage March 5, 2014
Transcript provided by the White House of President Barack Obama's remarkls on March 5, 2014, at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Conn.
Malloy, businesses sidestep minimum wage battle
In a 25-minute speech and question-and-answer session before the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, Malloy repeated his pledge to not raise taxes, promised to reduce regulations and talked up a recent tax credit deal to promote job creation at aerospace giant United Technologies Corp. It wasn't until he was asked by a local Chamber of ... (more)
Opinion: Three reasons why a $10.10 minimum wage is good for America
Democratic governors are working every day to grow and strengthen a middle class that's been under assault from global economic forces and failed, trickle-down policies for decades.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
The Washington Post
Obama to take his minimum-wage push to Connecticut
But in a sign that the White House recognizes there are other priorities in an election year, the president will stop in Boston on the way home to raise money for the Democratic Party.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
RI Could Become First State to Legalize Pot Without Voter Approval
Governor Lincoln Chafee could become the first governor in America to legalize marijuana without putting the decision to the voters.
Army National Guard official: Cuts 'not well thought out'
State governors and key players in the Army National Guard community are pushing back against the Obama administration 's proposed defense cuts, saying they will hurt the number of guard members available to respond to emergencies inside the U.S. The restructuring - part of the Fiscal Year 2015 budget to be unveiled by the White House on Tuesday - ... (more)
Obama to talk minimum wage hike, then raise $$$
After promoting a minimum wage hike in Connecticut on Wednesday, President Barack Obama plans to travel to Boston in the evening for political events.
Legislation Roundup: Mar. 3
Last week, the Midwest gained some momentum in marijuana legalization, as the state of Kentucky gave way to the possibility for medical marijuana.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Obama to stump for higher minimum wage
President Obama will appear with four Democratic governors from New England on Wednesday in Connecticut as he presses his uphill fight with Congress to approve an increase in the federal minimum wage.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
News9 Oklahoma City
Obama to push minimum wage Wednesday in Conn.
A storm that brought some of the highest rainfall totals to the Los Angeles area in years, including eight inches on some mountains, was just the beginning of what the region needs to pull out of a major drought.
Patrick Among Governors Calling On President To Reduce National Guard Cuts
The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are stepping up calls on President Barack Obama to scale back the proposed shrinking of the Army National Guard.