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Legislation introduced by senator Daniel DaPonte to repeal of pension-boosting law that could have benefited Richard Licht.

Legislation introduced by senator Daniel DaPonte to repeal of pension-boosting law that could have benefited Richard Licht.
April 16, 2014 No Comments »

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A pension-boosting law that was adopted 40 years ago to benefit former Governor Frank Licht is on its way to extinction, with the tacit approval of the next person in line to potentially benefit: his nephew. The ... Read More »

Ex-líder do governo socialista desafiou Durão Barroso a dizer o que sabia exactamente sobre as irregularidades do BPN quando chamou Constâncio a São Bento.

Ex-líder do governo socialista desafiou Durão Barroso a dizer o que sabia exactamente sobre as irregularidades do BPN quando chamou Constâncio a São Bento.
April 7, 2014 No Comments »

Ex-líder do governo socialista quer que Barroso revele o que sabia exactamente sobre as irregularidades do BPN quando chamou Constâncio a São Bento José Sócrates desafiou hoje o presidente da Comissão Europeia Durão Barroso a dizer exactamente o que sabia ... Read More »

Em Portugal a Presidência da República e parlamento escondem as compras que fazem

Em Portugal a Presidência da República e parlamento escondem as compras que fazem
April 7, 2014 No Comments »

Presidência da República, municípios, freguesias, institutos e empresas públicas, hospitais, inspecções-gerais e fundações “escondem” compras Há milhares de organismos e entidades públicas que não publicam qualquer procedimento de aquisição de bens e serviços no portal Base dos contratos públicos ( ... Read More »

Common Cause, Sasse call for more openness, public access in R.I. House

Common Cause, Sasse call for more openness, public access in R.I. House
March 26, 2014 No Comments »

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The election of a new speaker in Rhode Island’s House of Representatives is sure to affect which issues win support and which ones go wanting, but as the Tuesday afternoon vote approaches, two prominent observers say they ... Read More »

Palombo departure leaves questions, and a cloud over Mayor Fung.

Palombo departure leaves questions, and a cloud over Mayor Fung.
March 26, 2014 No Comments »

City Council members approve pension, complain they’ve been left in dark about ticketing investigation As City Council members rhetorically salute the retiring police chief, one member wonders aloud if the city has closed a door prematurely. If Marco Palombo Jr. ... Read More »

Speaker Fox’s Home & Office Raided, First State House Raid in History

Speaker Fox’s Home & Office Raided, First State House Raid in History
March 22, 2014 No Comments »

FBI and IRS in conjunction with the Rhode Island State Police conducted raids on House Speaker Gordon Fox’s home and office Friday morning. The U.S. Attorney’s Office told GoLocal that the raids were part of an “ongoing law enforcement matter.” Following the ... Read More »

Tax Foundation report offers overview of R.I. tax rates, policy

Tax Foundation report offers overview of R.I. tax rates, policy
March 20, 2014 No Comments »

WASHINGTON – Rhode Island’s state debt per capita of $8,769 for fiscal year 2012 ranks third-highest in the United States, according to the Tax Foundation’s 2014 “Facts and Figures” report released Wednesday. The annual report compiles tax and collections data ... Read More »

R.I. Housing paid $1.15 million for 2 empty lots; higher than assessed value

R.I. Housing paid $1.15 million for 2 empty lots; higher than assessed value
March 17, 2014 No Comments »

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Housing paid $1.15 million for two empty lots in Providence, far greater than their assessed value, and the parcels have yet to be developed for subsidized housing six years after the land was bought. The housing ... Read More »

Judicial nominating panel discusses changes in selection process

Judicial nominating panel discusses changes in selection process
March 11, 2014 No Comments »

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The panel that helps select state judges didn’t agree on much Monday night, except that there is room for improvement in the way it vets and chooses candidates to be considered for lifetime-tenure judicial posts. The Judicial ... Read More »

A pragmatic deal, Fox, Paiva Weed Offer Non-Committal Statement on Proposed Pension Settlement

A pragmatic deal, Fox, Paiva Weed Offer Non-Committal Statement on Proposed Pension Settlement
February 24, 2014 No Comments »

It is sad to see the 2011 pension reform fraying. Championed by General Treasurer Gina Raimondo, it has been held up as a model for states that also confront crushing and unsustainable costs. The reform carefully balanced taxpayers’ ability to ... Read More »