December 14, 2021

Sgouros: RI’s legislature lacks policy staff, and that’s a problem

Information is power, but past Speakers apparently never understood that. They thought of power in terms of...

October 14, 2021

It ends with a dark money whimper: The failed recall effort in North Kingstown

“How does the story end? With a dark money whimper,” writes Tom Sgouros. “Tuesday was the deadline...

Tom Sgouros: Jorge and John bet big
May 18, 2021

Tom Sgouros: Jorge and John bet big

“In the movie Casablanca, Rick advises Annina’s husband Jan at the roulette table to bet it all...

March 27, 2021

A bad bargain then, a bad bargain now

“Let’s talk about education. The Governor is proposing to spend $911 million on local public school aid....

February 4, 2021

Don’t widen I-95. Bury it.

Slicing Providence in half was a crime perpetrated by the planners of the interstate highway system, and...

June 1, 2020

Investing in COVID-19 Recovery

“What this will require, though, is a smattering of boldness, for leaders who can look beyond balancing...

January 19, 2020

With climate change looming, why is Rhode Island making public transportation less convenient?

“We have usurped funds for pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure to build wider highways, we have ignored calls...

September 7, 2022

The Bracket