RI wants to bank with George Bailey instead of Mr. Potter

February 16, 2017

Rhode Island is taking money away from Mr. Potter and giving it to George Bailey, to put General Treasurer Seth Magaziner’s latest initiative into “It’s a Wonderful Life” terms. More specifically, the state is taking


Wage theft law gets teeth

June 20, 2016

Wage theft in Rhode Island may be a much bigger problem than robbery. And, as Steve Ahlquist previously reported, even high profile violators may be getting away with a slap on the wrist with workers left with little recourse.


NORAD celebration private—for pooh-bahs only

March 7, 2016

As part of the “FANG needs YOU: To protest Governor Raimondo to confront Governor Raimondo” campaign, I went to the NORAD event to confront our governor about her support for fossil fuels.


Why Elizabeth Warren should not replace Scalia

February 18, 2016

When Elizabeth Warren took Ted Kennedy’s seat in the Senate, America got an old fashioned New Deal/Great Society liberal in one of the major seats of power. She has been a thorn in the side


Recent power auction proves Burrillville power plant unneeded

February 16, 2016 ykufipo

“The plant is not needed for system reliability, it is not needed to keep the lights on and the net effect on the clearing price is either zero or very close to zero because the plant wasn’t needed,” said Jerry Elmer, Senior Staff Attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation.