In a state suffering from economic woes across the board, a recent proposal by Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) to install and implement a toll system for commercial trucks in order to pay for bridge repairs has passed in the Senate and is being held up in the House, surrounded by controversy.
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The storied history of the much-beloved Pawtucket Red Sox, affectionately called the PawSox by locals, has led many Rhode Islanders to support a recent proposal by the team’s new ownership group to build a new stadium in Providence, the state’s capital. But despite the economic advantages of having the PawSox stay in the Ocean State, publicly funded stadiums have traditionally been a poor investment for taxpayers and a boon to wealthy team owners.
As the gradual implementation of Obamacare continues and debate over the intelligence of socialized medicine mounts, the budgetary malaise of the current Medicaid system should be a red flag to[…]
In the midst of state budgetary turmoil, it is not surprising that legislators are turning to unconstitutional regulatory measures in the pursuit of a few extra tax dollars. Arkansas, Connecticut,[…]
After decades of increasing tobacco taxes at the federal, state, and local levels, some states are beginning to buck this fiscally burdensome and irresponsible trend. On March 17, the New[…]