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No guarantees and plenty of risks associated with Elorza’s water monetization plan

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is still trying to “monetize” the Providence Water Supply, including Scituate Reservoir. At issue is Senate bill S2838 and House...

Global Warming Solutions Act brings teeth to combating climate change in Rhode Island

The Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture heard testimony Wednesday evening on the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA), Senate Bill 2747, introduced by Senator...

Mayor Elorza presses his case for monetizing Providence Water in Senate Judiciary Committee hearing

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is still trying to "monetize" the Providence Water Supply, including Scituate Reservoir. At issue is Senate bill S2838 and House...

Keable submits legislation to revamp Energy Facilities Siting Board

"We have been told repeatedly to 'trust the process,'" said Representative Cale Keable (Democrat, District 47, Burrillville, Glocester), but, "some people in Burrillville and...

Unraveling Providence Water no sure bet for Providence solvency issues

After the confirmation of attorney Charles Ruggerio to the Narraganset Bay Commission (NBC), the Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture began the "coincidental" hearing...

Rhode Island is the only New England state relying on anti-labor, ALEC-inspired preemption clauses

No other state in New England has passed even one preemptive labor law. Rhode Island has passed two. Writing for the Economic Policy Institute, Marni von...